Turkey’s Doğan Holding which also owns the Hürriyet Daily News, said on March 22 that it started talks with Demirören Holding on the sale and transfer of its visual and print media components in an official announcement to the Public Disclosure Platform.
Turkey does not expect progress in the accession process for the EU because of “the attitude of the bloc,” Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on March 21.
Experts are warning about careless works around the ancient site of Göbeklitepe, considered the world’s oldest temple area, amid reports that the site is being irreparably damaged by “concrete” and “heavy equipment.”
The appointment of Council of State head Zerrin Güngör’s daughter Gonca Hatinoğlu as an investigative judge at the Court of Cassation has drawn criticism, amid opposition claims of rising “nepotism” in the Turkish state.
The U.S. Commerce Department said on March 20 it had made final findings in dumping and subsidy investigations of carbon and alloy steel wire rod sold in U.S. markets from Italy, South Korea, Spain, Turkey and Britain.
Serbia is negotiating a $400 million loan from Turkey’s Exim Bank to develop infrastructure it needs to spur investments and growth, Serbia’s trade minister said on March 20.
BMC, one of Turkey’s major commercial and defense vehicle producers, aims to achieve $1 billion revenue by the end of 2018, its chair Ethem Sancak said on March 19.
Actress Cynthia Nixon of “Sex and the City” fame kick-started her campaign for New York governor on March 20 - and sparked a media frenzy - by taking the subway to meet minority voters in the poorest neighborhood of Brooklyn.
A suicide bomber blew himself up in front of Kabul University on March 21, killing at least eight people, officials said, as Afghans celebrate the Persian new year holiday.
Italy’s parliament will reconvenes on March 23 with the country looking for solutions to the political stalemate that emerged from the March 4 general elections.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in police custody on March 20 morning, where he was to be questioned as part of an investigation into suspected irregularities over his election campaign financing, an official in the French judiciary said.