International Day of Yoga celebrated in Turkey

18 June 2017 0

Ankara celebrated the International Day of Yoga at the Embassy of India on Saturday. Over 150 people participated gathered to participate in meditation and yoga sessions, according to embassy officials. “It can be for a spiritual relief, a ritual exercise, or discipline, everyone is aware of the benefits of yoga. International Yoga Day is about brotherhood and peace,” Ambassador Rahul Kulshreshth, said in a speech. An hourlong yoga warm-up was launched under the guidance of Read More

Moscow to host 3-day Turkish festival

15 June 2017 0

Hundred of thousands of people are expected to attend festival Russia will host a Turkish festival to be held in Krasnaya Presnya Park in the capital Moscow between June 16 and 18. “This will be the biggest event organized by a foreign country in the history of Russia,” said Zelimhan Zarmayev, in charge of the festival, told Anadolu Agency on Wednesday. Zarmayev said the festival would be a “beautiful advertisement”. The architectural models of the Read More

Muslims in Iceland fasting for 22 hours during Ramadan

9 June 2017 0

Short nights closer to the North Pole means that some Muslims in Iceland’s capital Reykjavik are fasting for nearly 22 hours during Ramadan, according to a local imam. The north Atlantic island has around 1,500 Muslim residents and those observing Ramadan begin fasting at around 2 a.m. local time and do not sit down to their evening iftar meal until around midnight. “Although the hours are long, the Muslims here do not feel it because Read More

Real Madrid star Benzema joins street iftar in Turkey

7 June 2017 0

Real Madrid and French national team striker attends fast-breaking dinner along with local mayor and African footballers Algerian-born French footballer Karim Mostafa Benzema on Tuesday attended a public fast-breaking program in Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul. Benzema, a professional footballer who plays for Spain’s Real Madrid and the France national team as a striker, had his fast-breaking iftar dinner with African footballers living in the city’s Fatih neighborhood. Fatih Mayor Mustafa Demir was among the participants Read More

Turkish Airlines offers laptops on UK flights

13 May 2017 0

Turkish Airlines began on Friday to offer laptop computers to business-class passengers on U.K.-bound flights from Istanbul Ataturk Airport. The service was made available to passengers on a Manchester-bound flight early on Friday. Business-class passengers will hand over their laptops to a Turkish Airlines employee and request a computer from the cabin crew to use in-flight. The move is an attempt to deal with a U.S. and British ban on in-cabin laptop use on flights Read More

Turkey to educate up to 450,000 Syrian refugee children

28 September 2016 0

Turkey plans to provide education for up to 450,000 Syrian children in the academic year 2016-2017, according to the deputy minister of education Wednesday. Orhan Erdem told Anadolu Agency that there are currently 814,000 school-age Syrian children in Turkey and that 340,000 received education last year. “This year our goal is to educate them all. However, we can only provide education for 400 to 450 thousand of them.” Erdem said that the European Union had Read More

Lindsay Lohan visits Syrian refugees in Istanbul

26 September 2016 0

American actress Lindsay Lohan reportedly burst in tears when visiting Syrian refugees at a hospital in Istanbul on Monday. Accompanied by Turkey’s Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Abdurrahim Boynukalin, Lohan greeted a Syrian man from Aleppo with both of his legs paralyzed. “Lohan listened to the man’s life story and began to sob,” Boynukalin told Anadolu Agency, adding that Hollywood’s awareness of the Syrian crisis is crucial. Lohan is one of many other celebrities Read More

Turkey develops bio-sensor to monitor anti-cancer drugs

31 March 2016 0

Turkish engineers have developed a unique bio-sensor that can monitor effects of anti-cancer drugs on patients. The “automatic electro-chemical” bio sensor was developed with the help of The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK), its Informatics and Information Security Research Center (BILGEM) and the Gebze Technical University. Addressing a handover ceremony, Gebze Technical University Rector Prof. Haluk Gorgun said the device is a big success story for Turkey. “The bio-sensor device can monitor Read More

Franco-Turkish director’s debut wins four Cesars

27 February 2016 0

Franco-Turkish director Deniz Gamze Erguven’s film Mustang won four awards at the Cesar film awards in Paris on Friday night. The film, which focuses on five teenage sisters living in rural northern Turkey, won awards as best debut film, best original screenplay, best original music and best editing at the 41st Cesar ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet. “It feels like a dream,” Erguven told Anadolu Agency. “We are so, so happy. The presence of Read More

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