Foreign university students sold ‘dreams’ in north Cyprus

Foreign students are big business in northern Cyprus, a tiny, breakaway statelet only recognised by Turkey, but some warn university recruiters are selling “dreams” in the internationally and economically isolated territory. One Nigerian student, who requested anonymity, said he expected to arrive in the country whose football teams...
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Artist Profiles: Gaye Su Akyol

Turkish singer-songwriter Gaye Su Akyol was born January 30, 1985, in Istanbul, Turkey. She grew up in a cosmopolitan environment, in a place where the Middle East meets Eastern Europe. Notably, Gaye listened to Anatolian music icon Selda Bağcan as well as grunge rocker Kurt Cobain in equal measure.

Turkey to start drilling in East Mediterranean with new ship

Turkey has announced new drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean with the newly-inaugurated Abdulhamid Han drillship set to sail in the coming days. “Its new mission is planned to be in the Mediterranean,” said the director general of the Turkish Oil Exploration Company (TPAO), Melih Khan Bilgin. “We have planned step by step, where and what we will do week by week, and we are doing the necessities of that plan,” he added.

Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s ‘On Barren Weeds’ Set For Cannes 2023

Last November, I had a little treat of intel for WoR readers. I had reported that Park Chan-wook’s “Decision to Leave” and Ruben Ostlund’s “Triangle of Sadness” had already been accepted for the following year’s Cannes edition. Of course, they were and both ended up winning prizes, including the Palme d’Or for Ostlund.
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Pentagon condemns rocket strikes near U.S. base in Syria

Nov. 26 (UPI) — The Pentagon has condemned a rocket attack that targeted a U.S. military base in northeastern Syria on Friday night. Two rockets were fired at a base in al-Shaddadi, Syria, at 10:31 p.m., the U.S. Central Command said in a statement. A third unfired rocket was found at the rockets’ origin site.

Gaye Su Akyol: Anadolu Ejderi review – poetic Turkish dissident pop

Pop counter-culture comes in many guises. In the case of Istanbul singer Gaye Su Akyol it sometimes seems enough that she exists, a glittering, poetic presence amid the repressive atmosphere of today’s Turkey. Now 37, she brings with her an elegant, sonorous voice and a highly eclectic mix of Turkish folk and western rock amid which are sprinkled popular anthems of dissidence – the celebrated Write Journalist Write by the persecuted singer Selda Bağcan is a case in point.

Genshin Impact V3.3 Adds New Characters, Genius Invokation TCG – Full Details Revealed

Genshin Impact continues to explode, with the MiHoYo developed title continuing to roll out update after update to grow its operations. Today the studio has announced its newest update, version 3.3 that is launching on PS4, PS5, PC, and mobile on December 7, 2022. The update, titled “All Senses Clear, All Existence Void” adds a couple of new characters, The Wanderer & Faruzan, as well as a new in-game trading card game, Genius Invokation, as well as long requested Italian and Turkish subtitles for people speaking those languages.

Erdogan: Turkey, unlike Europe, winters "peace of mind"

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that his country, unlike European countries, will spend the winter without energy problems with “calm” and “we are working to supply grain to poor countries through the grain agreement.”. Erdogan noted that: “While European countries are thinking about how to spend...
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Türkiye shells Kurdish strongholds in two Syrian provinces again

Locals told the press that Ankara’s actions targeted the villages of al-Zuhairiya and Kharab Rishk in the al-Malikiyah area, in the northeastern corner of Hasakeh, near the Turkish border. One of the shells fell near the Simalka border crossing, causing material damage to infrastructures, homes and properties in the...

Erdogan Says Turkey Will Persist With Single-Digit Rates

(Bloomberg) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signaled the country will stick with an ultra-loose monetary policy approach of single-digit rates, after the central bank slashed borrowing costs. The central bank this week said it’s ending its monetary easing cycle as it lowered the benchmark to 9% from 10.5%....

Sweden in NATO: What’s next?

Potential contributions by Sweden to NATO, mainly because of the Arctic region’s increasing significance, will likely challenge Turkey’s balancing and profit-seeking agenda. Instability in Europe and increasing global tensions will force Turkey to choose a side. President Erdogan can indeed slow down the process. Still, the values at stake will not allow him to reject Swedish membership.

The Best Resorts and Spas to Book in 2023 – WWD

With cold weather and holiday stress on the way, tropical vacations and wellness retreats may be top of mind. Luckily, a slate of recent openings and planned debuts in 2023 leave no shortage of places to visit. With treatment offerings galore — from traditional facials and massages, thermal suites, hammams...

Erdogan provokes Europeans

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has provoked European countries by indirectly criticizing their leaders’ policy towards Russia that has led to the continent’s energy crisis. “As European countries consider how to spend winter due to the energy crisis, we spend winter without problems in terms of energy and...

Creamline, Cignal dispute top spot

CREAMLINE and Cignal aim for the top spot in the round robin semifinals when they face each other today, November 27, in the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) Reinforced Conference at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. The Grand Slam-seeking Cool Smashers and the HD Spikers meet at 2:30 p.m. Cignal’s Angeli Araneta...

PM returns home after a two-day visit to Turkey | Pro IQRA News

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 27th Nov, 2022 ) : Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday returned home after completing his two-day official visit to Turkey. At the invitation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Prime Minister visited Turkey primarily to launch the third of the...

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif returned home from Turkey after a two-day visitMEERI News

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif returned home from Turkey after a two-day visit. Islamabad (News 92) – Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif left Turkey after a 2-day visit. Before his departure, the prime minister met Turkish investors and assured them that their grievances in Pakistan would be redressed. The prime minister...