The festival that started Thursday morning ended Saturday night.
Dokuz Eylul University (DEU) Solaris Solar Vehicle Team ranks 2nd in International Solar Car Contest.
In southeastern Turkey, in the region of Hakkari, bordering Iran and Iraq, the Mehmetçik (Turkish soldiers), on mission, broke their fast for the first time. In their base resembling an eagle's nest, on a summit of 2400 meters of altitude of the Balkaya Mountains, in the district of Şemdinli, the Mehmetçik who fight against the terrorist group PKK had, today, the time to break fast in peace.
8-year-old pianist Nisan Öksüz, from Izmir, Turkey, won the Dinu Lipatti Junior International Music Competition in piano, in Italy's capital city in the category of her age group. She was in competition with many other young talents from around the globe. Öksüz participated in the competition with the encouragements of her piano teacher, Esra Yüce.
For the "Edirne Spring Festival" in northwestern Turkey, the Turkish -very diverse- music band "Yeni Türkü" with the voice of his soloist Derya Köroğlu and the Turkish rock band "Duman" with the voice of Kaan Tangöze gave concerts for the pleasure of their audience.
Heavy rain in the city of Yalova in western Turkey affected the lives of its residents.
With a view of the famous Mostar Bridge (Stari Most) in Bosnia and Herzegovina, built in the 16th century by the great Ottoman architect, Mimar Sinan, on the banks of the Neretva river in the city of Mostar, destroyed during the Bosnian-Croat War ( 1992-1994) and reconstructed by Turkey, the Metropolitan Municipality of Bursa, the Yunus Emre Institute and the Student Union of Dzemal Bijediç University organized a fast-breaking program (iftar) in the city center of Mostar, city of Bosnian (Muslim) and Croatian (Catholic) population. Yunus Dilber, director of the Yunus Emre Institute in Mostar, and İsmail Yılmaz, general secretary of the Metropolitan Municipality of Bursa, as well as many residents of one of the most beautiful cities of the Balkans, attended the banquet held under the historic Mostar Bridge.
At the 71st Cannes Film Festival, for the vision of "Girls of Sun" movie, directed by Eva Husson, among the guests and participants, we could recognize, General Director of the Cannes Film Festival, Thierry Fremaux, Festival President Pierre Lescure, French Minister of Culture Francoise Nyssen, Jury President, Cate Blanchett, the director of the "The Girls of the Sun (Les Filles du Soleil)" film, Eva Husson as well as Golshifteh Ferahani, Emmanuelle Bercot, Vanessa Filho, Marion Cotillard, Salma Hayek, Kimberley Garner, Didar Domehri, Kristen Jaymes Stewart, Lea Seydoux and Daniella Rahme.
Police Special Operations Team Members of Bursa Provincial Security Directorate who came back after successfully fulfilling their duties in Afrin within the scope of the «Olive Branch» Operation were welcomed by their families and colleagues with tears of joy and prayers. The happiness of the Turkish heroes -away for months from their relatives- and the relief of their families were overwhelming. Provincial Gendarmerie Commander, Ahmet Hacıoğlu gave a plaque to the heroes (in the related picture, on the left).
The first aviation exhibition in Turkey, a fair called Eurasia Airshow, opened its doors over the past weekend, in Antalya.
Some snapshots taken in the Balkans, the weekend of 8-9 September 2018
Several demonstrations took place today (Sunday) in France to express support for the Palestinians in a context of rising tensions between Israel and Palestine.
In Osmaniye, in the South of Turkey, it was raining in the evening hours. The lightning that emerged formed, with the rain, a beautiful image in the sky.
A "Neşet Ertaş Respect Concert" was organized by the Karabük University KBU Fethi Toker Fine Arts and Design Faculty and Gazi University Gazi Education Faculty Fine Arts Education Department.
In the statement made from the official twitter account of the Swedish state, it was admitted that the world famous meatball of Sweden belonged to the Turks. Twitter account "Sweden.se" with a Tweet using a photo of Swedish meatballs, stated, ''Swedish meatballs are actually based on a recipe King Charles XII brought home from Turkey in the early 18th century. Let's stick to the facts!"
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