A recent survey carried out by the Women’s Research Center at Ankara’s Gazi University has shed light on the severity of the problem of child marriages in Turkey, with many girls forced into marriages to “cover up sexual abuse,” daily Cumhuriyet reported on Jan. 21.
The authorities in Turkey have seized tens of thousands of packets of contraband cigarettes in a series of raids across the country from Jan. 20 to Jan. 22.
Some 24 suspects were detained in the southeastern provinces of Diyarbakır and Mardin on Jan. 22 for allegedly conducting propaganda for the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) on social media, according to Interior Ministry on on Jan. 22.
French pharmaceutical firm Sanofi said yesterday it had reached an agreement to purchase U.S. biotech company Bioverativ, which specializes in treatments for hemophilia and rare blood disorders, for $11.6 billion (9.5 billion euros).
Facebook yesterday said it will open three new centers in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training one million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant’s drive to show its contribution to the bloc.
CEO from one of the world’s top five global fashion brands has to work for just four days to earn what a garment worker in Bangladesh will earn in an entire lifetime, campaigning group Oxfam International said on Jan. 22.
The United States, not China, threatens the global trade system, China’s foreign ministry said yesterday, after U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration called U.S. support for Beijing’s joining the World Trade Organization in 2001 a mistake.
Turkey has legitimate security concerns over insurgency inside its borders, United States Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis said on Jan. 21, according to U.S. media reports.
Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) demanded on Jan. 22 concessions on immigration and healthcare from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives in looming coalition talks that the center-left party voted for at the weekend.
The Philippines’ most active volcano exploded thunderously on Jan. 22, sending a huge gray column of lava fragments, ash and steam into the sky and prompting authorities to warn that a violent eruption may be imminent.