Sunday, December 16, 2018
United States flag.
ISTANBUL, Turkey (ViaNews) - Two suspects have been taken into custody by the Turkish police after several gunshots were fired at the US Embassy in Ankara on August 20. The Turkish government condemned the attack as “a clear provocation” according to Hurriyet. The spokesperson of the US Embassy David Gainer told Hurriyet that a security incident took place at the...
Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo by: Kremlin.ru
ISTAMBUL, Turkey (ViaNews) – In the latest Justice and Development Party Congress, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan stated that “Some people are trying to threaten us by manipulating our economy, enforcing sanctions, devaluing our currency, distorting the exchange rates, and increasing the inflation rate in our country but we see their malicious intent and we challenge them.” He also added...
AKP presidential candidate, Erdogan holding his last rally in İstanbul before the 2018 election. Photo by VOA.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - Following the tensions between both countries, Erdoğan said he wants to expand trade with China, Russia, Iran, Ukraine and wishes to trade in Turkish Liras. He goes even further by inviting the EU to do the same. "Who does Mr. Trump think he is dealing with? This is Turkey! We are not your servants. We are...
Airport ballot box in Ataturk, Turkey. Photo by: Sakhalinio.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - The Supreme Electoral Council (SEC) of Turkey had recently confirmed the use of tactile ballot papers for the June 24 election but later denied the budget request for the process. Engin Yilmaz, the head of Engelsiz Erişim Derneği (Barrier-free Access Association), a charity organisation that supports disabled people, stated to the Turkish news publication, Bianet, that...
18 February 1949 letter. Einstein reply to Dr Alton R. Chapple.
JERUSALEM, Israel (ViaNews) - Several letters written by Albert Einstein are on sale by an auction house based in Jerusalem, Israel. In one of those letters, written seven months prior to the first atomic bombing attack in history, Einstein foresees that a nuclear weapon will decide the fate of war. In another letter, Albert Einstein warns that without a supranational...
Ege Public university in Bornova, Turkey.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - A group of doctorate students in the Institute of Nuclear Sciences Department at Ege University developed a clothing material for their medical staff who had been exposed to radiation on a daily basis due to their professions. Professor Fatma Yurt Onaran said to Diken, a Turkish newspaper, that the medical staff working in the radiology...
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - On Wednesday, Turkey’s presidency held an emergency meeting with top economic advisors and said that they would take measures to reduce interest and exchange rate pressures and prevent the Turkish lira’s record low slide after losing its value against other currencies, a wake up call for high inflation. FT writer Laura Pitel in relation to...
President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo by : kremlin.ru.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - Last week, Erdogan called early presidential elections for June 24. This Wednesday, on April 25, Turkey’s electoral body announced that 11 political parties will compete in the June 24 polls. Even though Turkish politicians campaigning abroad was banned by some European countries, Turkish President Erdogan, without identifying the country, stated: “God willing, in May, we will hold...
Erdogan, President of Turkey. Photo: Public Domain.
ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - On Jan. 20, Turkey launched “Operation Olive Branch” along with the FSA (Free Syrian Army) to clear YPG militants (Kurdish defence forces) from the Afrin district. Subsequently, a group of students opened a stand on the campus of Bosphorus University, one of Turkey’s top universities, distributing sweets dubbed “Afrin delight” to commemorate fallen soldiers in...
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at the Presidential Palace in Cairo, Egypt, on April 20, 2016. Photo by: US State Department (Public Domain)
CAIRO, Egypt (ViaNews) - As the deadline for applying to become a presidential candidate approaches, current Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi barely has any competition. There were three other potential contenders for the presidency but one by one they all dropped out of the race. The first strong potential candidate was Ahmed Shafik: a former military man and a very successful...
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ANKARA, Turkey (ViaNews) - The history of cannabis use is as old as the history of humanity. In Divan literature during the Ottoman Empire, many poets wrote about intoxicating substances, including cannabis. Also, it was widely used in the shamanic times, before the Islam religion was recognized by the Turks. It was believed that cannabis enabled the shamans to...
Ali Abdullah Saleh.
CAIRO, Egypt (ViaNews) - The situation in Yemen is a complex one. A civil war has been ongoing for over 2 years, but the death of Ali Abdullah Saleh this week changes a lot not just in Yemen, but also in the entire region. Let’s go back a few years in order to adequately capture the situation and get a...

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Construction site in Indonesia.

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JAYAPURA, Indonesia (ViaNews) - As of Sunday (December 9), as many as 17 bodies of construction firm PT Istaka Karya workers found in Mount...

Interview

Luis Caixado, Innovation and Entrepreneurship at GesEntrepreneur. Photo by Via News.

What’s being done for young entrepreneurs in Portugal: Interview with Luis...

LISBON (ViaNews) - Luis Caixado founded JustEnjoy, a startup looking to deliver memorable moments for families during their holidays. Today, he's focused on teaching...

Europe

Web Summit opening ceremony. From left to right: Fernando Medina, (Lisbon Mayor), Paddy Cosgrave (Web Summit founder), and Antonio Costa (Portuguese Prime-Minister). Photo by: ViaNews.

“500 Years Later, Lisbon is Once Again the Capital of the World”: said the...

LISBON (ViaNews) - The Portuguese Prime-Minister, António Costa, and Lisbon Mayor, Fernando Medina, said at the opening ceremony of the Web Summit technology summit that the Portuguese capital is once again the "capital of...
Pro-EU march in London on March 25, 2017 to mark 60 years since the Treaty of Rome. Photo by: Ilovetheeu.

Brexit: It’s Not All Doom and Gloom

London (ViaNews) - “Brexit”, the word induces fear, confusion and apprehension. It’s obviously not an ideal situation, but it’s a situation Britain is in nonetheless. Britain has to deal with it and devise an...
Dixie Gang is a Portuguese band witha a passion for the traditional New Orleans Jazz (also known as Dixieland). Photo by: (Courtesy) Dixie Gang band.

Portugal: Concert With Ten Doctor Bands to Help a Nonprofit Organization

Lisbon (ViaNews) - This is the first edition of the Doc's Medley, a solidarity music event to take place in the auditorium of FMDUL (School of Dental Medicine, University of Lisbon), on October 27,...

Business

Lecture by Carlos Ghosn (X 1974), Chairman and CEO of the Renault-Nissan Alliance at the Ecole Polytechnique

Turmoil in the Automaker Industry

The world woke up today to the news that chairman and chief executive officer of the alliance between Renault SA, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. and Nissan Motor Co., Carlos Ghosn, has been arrested at Tokyo,...
Eurico Brilhante Dias interview about investing in Portugal at the Web Summit. Photo by: ViaNews.

Why Invest in Portugal: Secretary of State for Internationalization Explains

LISBON (ViaNews) - We met with Portugal's Secretary of State for Internationalization, Eurico Brilhante Dias, for an interview at the Lisbon's Web Summit which is the largest technology event in the world. Eurico Brilhante Dias...
Storyteller, Ewan Spence interview. Photo by: ViaNews.

Web Summit: Keys To Entrepreneurial Success, According to Ewan Spence

LISBON (ViaNews) - Ewan Spence describes himself as a storyteller but he's been doing a lot more than just telling stories. Besides writing for Forbes, he was a BAFTA nominated broadcaster and has been...