World is shaken by North Korea with hydrogen bomb

SEOUL – Agence France-PresseNorth Korea said it detonated a hydrogen bomb designed for a long-range missile on Sept. 2 and called its sixth and most powerful nuclear test a “perfect success,” sparking world condemnation and promises of tougher U.S. sanctions. Pyongyang residents threw their arms aloft in triumph as a jubilant television newsreader hailed the “unprecedentedly large” blast. It “marked …

‘Red lines’ vs ‘lines’ in policy

After attending the “Victory Day” reception in the presidency on Aug. 30, I drew the following conclusions: – Turkey is ready to conduct all types of maneuvers to prevent unwanted situations and fait accomplis to its south. Whatever is necessary will be done. The decision was taken. I saw the feeling of relief that this decision was taken at the …

‘Macbeth’ with City Theatres on stage

ISTANBUL The Istanbul City Theaters staged a premier of William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” on March 8 with an extra twist: puppets. The play will be on stage at the Harbiye Muhsin Ertuğrul Stage on March 11, 15, 16, 17 and 18 before going to the Ümraniye Stage on March 30 and April 1. The manager of the play, Ulviye Karaca, said …

Debris and ash in Mosul museum retaken

MOSUL, Iraq – AP The antiquities museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul is in ruins. A huge fire in the building’s cellar as well as lots of debris fill exhibition halls has reduced hundreds of manuscripts and rare books to ankle deep drifts of ashes. Associated Press reporters were allowed rare access to the museum on March 8 after …

Turkish physicians place to create live donor transplant unit at Israeli hospital

Deniz Çiyan – JERUSALEM A group of Turkish physicians is set to set up a live donor transplant unit at a well known Israeli hospital in Jerusalem, based on an Israeli physician. Dr. Abed Khalaileh, general surgeon for organ transplant at Israel’s Haddasah Hospital, told the Hürriyet Daily News that a group of Turkish physicians from Turkey to be headed …

Honorary Award is received by Ara Güler in Germany

NUREMBERG The 22nd Turkish-German Film Festival kicked off with a gala ceremony held at Tafalhalle in Nuremberg, with Turkey’s acclaimed photographer Ara on March 4. The other honorary award was received by German manager of photography Jürgen Jürges in the festival. The honorary guest of the festival, writer Zülfü Livaneli and Turkish musician, gave a speech in the opening, commending …

Turkey’s Changemakers: The Living Museum

The Living Museum, founded with the goal of bequeathing Anatolian culture to future generations by using interactive techniques, is the 10th Changemaker of the 8th season of Sabancı Foundation Turkey’s Changemakers Program. Sema Demir is an academic on Turkish people culture. With her husband Harun Demir, bequeath and she works to safeguard Anatolian culture to future generations. Bearing this in …

Turkey’s inflation reaches double digits in February for first time since 2012

ANKARA – Anadolu Agency Turkey’s yearly consumer price inflation strike 10.13 percent in February, striking double digits for the first time since April 2012 and coming in higher than analysts’ expectancies, as transport and health prices increased, according to official data. Consumer prices were up 0.81 percent, when compared with January, surpassing predictions, data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) …

Jaws on big screen with live orchestra

CENK ERDEM Some of the very iconic horror movies ever, Steven Spielberg’s unforgettable “Jaws” is set to take stage at London’s Royal Albert Hall together with the accompaniment of BBC Concert Orchestra for this particular year’s Festival of Film. BBC Concert Orchestra will perform John Williams’ celebrated score in the Royal Albert Hall’s renowned auditorium. The orchestra and picture screening …