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Arzu Nur Özkan, a former teacher, has been held for four months in Bünyan prison in Kayseri province for alleged links to the Gülen movement despite her six-month pregnancy, the Bold Medya news site reported. Özkan is experiencing complications from her pregnancy and is frequently placed in quarantine cell due to her hospital visits. Quarantine …

The Health Ministry announced on Friday that people who have received two doses of CoronaVac can now volunteer for Turkovac, a household vaccine against the coronavirus currently in a phase 3 trial. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca invited volunteers “aged 18 to 59 who received their second dose of CoronaVac at least 90 days ago” to …

KARS Covering one of Turkey’s longest routes and offering more than 24 hours of train travel, the Eastern Express has resumed service after a suspension due to coronavirus-related restrictions in the country. The Turkish Railways operated overnight passenger train (TCDD), which runs 1,310 kilometers between Ankara and Kars stations, departed from the eastern province of …

Trains on Turkey’s main line, which were suspended in March last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will resume operating with 12 different routes to the country’s Anatolian hinterland, offering passengers a unique experience from north to south and east to west. Train operations, including the Eastern Express, the famous route that connects the capital …

Genetically modified mice imported from abroad were an expensive tool needed to speed up research on Turkovac, Turkey’s first locally-made coronavirus vaccine. The vaccine, which is close to production, relied on donors who donated money to move the effort forward. Professor Mustafa Çalış, rector of Erciyes University where the vaccine is being developed, says their …

With archaeological and historical sites mostly empty due to restrictions during the coronavirus pandemic, illegal treasure hunters saw an opportunity to unearth artifacts buried all over Turkey. A report from the Milliyet newspaper says that the suspects have attempted 3,365 illegal searches in the past two years, adding that this is only the official number …

KAYSERİ Sultan Reeds National Park on the slopes of Erciyes Mountain greets its visitors with reeds longer than a human size as well as bird sounds. The park, which was declared a protected area in 2020, was named after Ottoman Sultan Murat IV who stayed there with his army for three months en route for …

In a parliamentary question to the Minister of Culture and Tourism, Opposition MP Garo Paylan asked if an investigation had been opened into the vandalism of the Armenian Surp Toros Church in Turkey’s Kayseri province, the reporters reported. Turkish media. Paylan, a member of the pro-Kurdish People’s Democratic Party (HDP), accused the ministry of remaining …

The trip allowed Madenjian to physically connect the different parts of the village with the memories of his father. He saw the New Armenian Church, built at the beginning of the 19e century. The mayor told him that he would like to restore it and keep it as a model of Armenian architecture, and perhaps …

Even with Turkey moving closer to mass immunity to the coronavirus through imported vaccines that are widely available in the country, a nationally developed vaccine is proving extremely popular among volunteers. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has announced that 846,451 people have volunteered online for phase 3 trials of the inactive Turkovac vaccine, well above the …