Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Red-Haired Woman’ by Orhan Pamuk, translated by Ekin Oklap (Faber & Faber, 272 pages, £17)
The Istanbul Modern Cinema will present a film program to run parallel to the 15th Istanbul Biennial, which takes “a good neighbor” as its theme.
Rights group has called for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo against the Myanmar military in response to an offensive that has sent 410,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh to escape what the United Nations has branded ethnic cleansing.
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh could die due to a lack of food, shelter and water, given the huge numbers fleeing violence in Myanmar, an aid agency warned on Sept. 17, as authorities began moving people to camps to streamline the distribution of help.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the Islamic world “is losing its brightest brains to the West.” Erdoğan emphasized the importance of education when speaking in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, where he opened the “Science and Technology Summit” of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The United Nations appealed on Thursday for massive help for nearly 400,000 Muslims from Myanmar who have fled to Bangladesh, with concern growing that the number could keep rising, unless Myanmar ends what critics denounce as “ethnic cleansing”.
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi will not attend the United Nations General Assembly later this month, her spokesman said Wednesday, as the Nobel laureate faces a barrage of criticism over her failure to speak up for Rohingya Muslims fleeing Rakhine state in huge numbers.
Pressure mounted on Myanmar on Sept. 12 to end violence that has sent about 370,000 Rohingya Muslims fleeing to Bangladesh, with the United States calling for protection of civilians and Bangladesh urging safe zones to enable refugees to go home.
The United Nations’ top human rights official on Sept. 11 slammed Myanmar for conducting a “cruel military operation” against Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state, branding it “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing.”
Myanmar soldiers barred the entrance to the mosque, men arrived with machetes and petrol cans and then, according to Rohingya Muslim eyewitnesses, the killing began.
The United Nations said on Sept. 8 that an "alarming number" of 270,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled violence in Myanmar by crossing into Bangladesh in the last two weeks.
More than 160,000 Rohingya refugees have now crossed into Bangladesh in the last fortnight to escape fighting between militants and Myanmar’s military, the United Nations stated on Sept. 7.
Turkey will provide 10,000 tons of aid to help Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated on Sept. 6, calling on world leaders to do more to help.
A total of 87,000 mostly Rohingya refugees have arrived in Bangladesh since violence erupted in neighbouring Myanmar on Aug. 25, the United Nations said Sept. 4, amid growing international criticism of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Nobel laureate writer Orhan Pamuk has said he is convinced that the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen and members of his network were behind failed coup attempt.
Aung San Suu Kyi is treating the press in Myanmar poorly, and that may impede her efforts to democratize the conflict-wrought country.
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has said it is providing a $25 million loan to Nobel İlaç, a leading pharmaceutical company in Turkey and the country’s only net exporter in the sector
Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls in her native Pakistan, announced on Aug. 17 she has won a place to study at Oxford University.
Saudi Arabia’s new crown prince hopes to transform the kingdom and modernize society, but the planned execution of 14 Shiite protesters charged with violence against security forces suggests the government’s handling of sectarian tensions and unrest remains unchanged.
Category: SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Maryam Mirzakhani, a Stanford University professor who was the first and only woman to win the prestigious Fields Medal in mathematics, has died. She was 40.
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