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Turkey's Gobeklitepe added to UNESCO heritage list

Few people were aware of Gobeklitepe before the start of the excavations there by researchers from Istanbul and Chicago universities in 1963.
 
On Sunday, UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee added the Turkish archaeological site, considered the “ground zero for human history,” to the World Heritage List.
 
 

Turkey’s biggest library to open in Istanbul

Library with capacity of 7 million books to open for public in 2020

 

Student convert to Islam inspired by his teacher

A Beninese student first heard about Islam in his country and was inspired by his teacher in Turkey to convert to Islam.
 
As part of Turkiye Scholarships, Beninese Thibaut Gbetolossi Gbaguidi, 27, came to Turkey in 2017 to do doctorate in Zoology at Ankara University.
 
Before he came to Turkey, he used to study at a university in Benin, where he met a group of Muslims for the first time when he was 17.
 
 

Ottoman era collection in a Russian library

The Russian State Library’s Center of Eastern Literature has the largest collection of Ottoman era books and other printed materials in Turkish language in Europe and Russia, totalling around 35,000, according to a library official.
 
The center's Director, Marina Melanyina said that the pearl of the collection is an assembly of first-prints of Turkish books.
 
 

Turkish early cancer detection microchip claims awards

Two high school students in Turkey, who developed a microchip for early detection of cancer, have claimed yet another award.
 
Berna Akdeniz and Leyla Al Masoud -- developers of the microchip in western province of Izmir --  decided to study on early diagnosis of cancer in 2016 and after a year the duo developed a microfluidic chip to diagnose lung, breast and prostate cancers early.
 
 

Turkey’s gift to the world: Tulips

Taken from the Turkic homeland in Central Asia's Pamir Mountains to Anatolia and spread worldwide, tulips continue to be the main theme for spring events.
 
Tulips were brought by Turks from Central Asia to Anatolia during the Turkic migration and have been used in decorative patterns since the 12th century. The plant also became a main theme in art, poems, stories, handicrafts and miniature crafts and its pattern was imprinted on mosque decorations, carpets, war helmets, robes, skirts and money.
 
 

Turkey to host Syria summit with Russia and Iran on April 4

The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran will meet for a three-way summit on Syria in Istanbul on April 4, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
 
The meeting will be hosted by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and will be the second such tripartite summit following one in November in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi.
 
The summit will be attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani as the three leaders seek to salvage their efforts to end the conflict.
 

Russia sanctions, Iraq conflict slow Turkish exports

Source : Hurriyet Daily News / 01 Jul 2014

Turkey’s exports were $12.54 billion in July, remaining flat compared to the same month of last year, the Turkish Exporters’ Assembly has said, as political fallout and the Iraq conflict have taken their toll on the country’s trading partners.

 

Turkish scientists create 'talking hands' for deaf

Source : AA / 22 Apr 2014

Two young Turkish scientists have built a prototype of "talking gloves" that translate sign language into vocal language, helping people with hearing and speech impairments make their voices heard. 

 

Malaysia, Turkey signs FTA to boost bilateral trade

Source : The Star | 19 Apr 2014

Malaysia and Turkey signed a free trade agreement that will boost bilateral trade and diplomatic ties between the two countries. International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed and Turkish Economic Minister Nihat Zekbejci signed the Free Trade Agreement between the two nations here this Thursday.

 
 

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