Turkey

Red moss covers shores in Istanbul’s Anatolian side

Several spots on the Marmara Sea have been fully covered with red moss following a fierce storm that has wreaked havoc in Turkey's northwestern region.

Municipal teams worked hard to clean up the red moss that hit with giant waves on the shores of Kadıköy and Maltepe, two districts on Istanbul's Anatolian side.

NATO appoints Turkish academic to key position

A Turkish academic has been appointed to a top position at NATO, becoming the first woman and youngest scientist ever to hold such a position.

Professor Melike Nikbay, a mechanical and aerospace engineer from the Istanbul Technical University, has been appointed as the head of the NATO Mechanical Systems, Structures and Materials Technical Committee.

Academic features challenging lives of women in book

A new book by a Turkish academic features the hopeful stories of three women, respectively from Turkey, Canada and India.

Lotus Çiçekleri (Lotus Flowers) by Hatice Altunkaya includes details from her own story of the academic who grew up as an orphan, was forced into marriage at the age of 14, and is now working as an associate professor.

Varvitsiotis slams Turkey-Spain defence deal in talks with Spanish counterpart

Alternate Foreign Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis slammed the Spain-Turkey defence agreement with the sale of a large Spanish aircraft carrier to Ankara following talks with Spain's State Secretary for the European Union Juan Gonzalez-Barba Perra in Seville today.

It was the first bilateral ministerial-level meeting since the 17 December agreement was signed.

Turkey marks Teachers’ Day

Turkey on Nov. 24 celebrated the national Teachers' Day, which marks the day Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey, was given the title of "Head Teacher" in 1928

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a message to mark the day, which has been celebrated in Turkey every Nov. 24 since 1981.

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