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

US scientists find strong evidence for ninth planet

21 January 2016 0

Astronomers announced Wednesday that they have found compelling evidence for a ninth planet lurking beyond Pluto on the outside of the solar system. The new report published in the Astronomical Journal provides strong support that a planet-like object is slowly orbiting the sun and causing gravitational disturbances for dwarf planets on the outer edge of the solar system. Researchers point out, however, that they have not yet directly observed the object even though they believe Read More

Visible light from black hole discovered for first time

8 January 2016 0

For the first time, visible light has been detected streaming from a black hole, researchers announced Wednesday. The light was visible to almost anyone with a simple consumer telescope. Last June, NASA’s Swift space telescope picked up a burst of radiation from a black hole called V404 Cygni, located in the constellation Cygnus. The outburst ended a 26-year period of inactivity and caused an international team of astronomers to point telescopes toward the hole. The Read More

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