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Capital district bans signs in foreign languages

The municipal council of Keçiören, a district in the capital Ankara, has unanimously approved a proposal to ban the use of signs written in foreign languages.

A statement released by the municipality on May 3 highlighted the unanimous decision to prohibit the use of foreign language signs and to mandate the use of only Turkish language signboards.

Hürriyet bags six awards

Hürriyet newspaper was deemed worthy of six awards at the Press Photo Contest of the Year and the Turkish Journalism Achievement Awards, as photojournalists Murat Şaka was honored with three awards, Selahattin Sönmez bagged two and Selçuk Selman Özger earned one.

Greek Journalists to Sue Turkish Religious Authority For Destroyed Cameras 

Earthquake victims mourn relatives who lost their lives in the powerful earthquakes, in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, 5 March 2023. Photo: EPA-EFE/SEDAT SUNA

The reporters were in Turkey covering the deadly earthquake that killed more than 50,000 people and left millions without homes. All three are freelancers and received official journalistic accreditation from the Turkish state.