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TOLERANCE: Israeli rabbi who took shelter in Istanbul mosque returns home

TOLERANCE: Israeli rabbi who took shelter in Istanbul mosque returns home

Rabbi Elbom during the snowstorm in Istanbul (Hurriyet Daily News) ISTANBUL: A rabbi who took shelter in a Turkish mosque during a massive snowstorm in Istanbul that ravaged the Turkish metropolis a few days ago has finally arrived in his native Israel. Israel Elbom, a 62-year-old rabbi and kashrut supervisor who was on a work […]

Golden Medal for Silk Road Poet awarded by V Eurasia Literary Festival of Festivals

Golden Medal for Silk Road Poet awarded by V Eurasia Literary Festival of Festivals

Margarita Al presents the gold medal of festival ISTANBUL: Egyptian poet, novelist and journalist Ashraf Aboul-Yazid (Ashraf Dali) has been  awarded the V Eurasian Literary  Festival of Festivals’ gold medal for his “active support of the creativity of poets and writers of the Eurasian continent within the framework of the Silk Road literary project, which […]

Istanbul hosts V Eurasian Literary Festival of Festivals

Istanbul hosts V Eurasian Literary Festival of Festivals

ISTANBUL: The fifth Eurasian literary festival of festivals “LiFFT-2021 will open in Istanbul on November 11 with a press conference on the world event. Invited personalities to attend this mega literary occasion are Minister of Culture and Tourism of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, Head of the General Secretariat of the Eurasian […]

South African biker pedals from London to Istanbul for autism

South African biker pedals from London to Istanbul for autism

A South African cyclist who rode his bike for 8,860 kilometers to draw attention to the plight of autism has reached his destination, Istanbul. Grant Cameron-Smith, 56, began his journey on March 13, pedaling across several European countries towards Turkey to raise awareness and funds for autistic and neuro-diverse children in South Africa. The arduous, […]

10 Afghan bikers cycle their way to Istanbul

10 Afghan bikers cycle their way to Istanbul

Cyclists emphasize significance of Lapis Lazuli corridor Ten Afghan bikers have pedaled 4,118-kilometers from Afghanistan to Turkey to emphasize the economic and cultural relations between countries in the region. The Turkish-Afghan Friendship Cycling Tour began in Afghanistan’s Harat province and ended at the World Peace Park in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkish media reported. […]

Istanbul Governor bans LGBTQ pride parade

Istanbul Governor bans LGBTQ pride parade

The Governor of Istanbul has banned the holding of an LGBTQ pride parade in the city for the fourth consecutive year, Efe Songün wrote for The Daily Beast. “This year’s ban was expected considering the bans on other LGBTQ activities announced under the state of emergency earlier this year in Ankara,” Songün said. “Even though the Parade has now been […]

Putin to visit Turkey on October 10

Putin to visit Turkey on October 10

Russian President Vladimir Putin will visit Turkey on October 10, the Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said. According to him, Putin will meet with Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and address an energy congress, which will be held in Istanbul on October 9-13, TASS reports.

Deadly explosions in Istanbul International Airport

Deadly explosions in Istanbul International Airport

At least 32 people were killed and scores more wounded in a suicide attack on Istanbul’s main international airport late on June 28. RFERL reports that Turkish officials say three suicide bombers blew themselves up at the entrance of Istanbul’s Ataturk airport near the security check-in area after police fired at them. One attacker with […]

Turkey bombing kills 10 and wounds 15

Turkey bombing kills 10 and wounds 15

Ten people were killed and 15 wounded when a blast rocked Turkey’s largest city Istanbul, the governor’s office said. “Investigations into the cause of the explosion, the type of explosion and perpetrator or perpetrators are underway,” it said in a statement quoted by the “Dogan news agency” after the blast in the Sultanahmet neighborhood. Turkish […]

“We Prefer Love To Flowers”

“We Prefer Love To Flowers”

ISTANBUL — A pair of newlyweds amuse themselves among tulips at Emirgan Park in Istanbul, Turkey, on April 25, 2012. Over 11.6 million tulips blossom in the park in April, attracting many citizens and tourists. <Xinhua/Ma Yan> news@theasian.asia

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