Fire at Galatasaray Üniversitesi

Erkan's Field Diary

Rumors to replace the university campus with a luxury hotel seem to have some substance…

ISTANBUL: Fire rages through historic Istanbul building – World Wires –

Fire in Istanbul at university campus by the Bosphorus

from Hurriyet Daily News
A fire broke out at Galatasaray University campus next to the Bosphorus. People inside the building were quickly evacuated.

Turkey wages ‘cultural war’ in pursuit of its archaeological treasures

from World news: Turkey | by Constanze Letsch, Kate Connolly
Ankara accused of blackmailing museums into returning artefacts while allowing excavation sites to be destroyed
Turkey has been accused of cultural chauvinism and attempting to blackmail some of the world’s most important museums in the wake of its demands for the return of thousands of archaeological treasures.
According to cultural chiefs in Berlin, Paris and New York, Turkey has threatened to bar foreign archaeologists from excavation sites in the country…

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