Morning Briefing: May 20, 2024

ANKARA: Here is a rundown of all the news that you need to start your Monday, including the Iranian government convening an emergency meeting following the death of its president in a helicopter crash and William Lai Ching-te taking office as Taiwan’s…

Political journey of late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi

ISTANBUL: Known as a jurist and religious figure, the late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi was born on December 14, 1960, in Mashhad. Following the 1979 revolution, he began his career as a prosecutor in 1981.

Rising swiftly in his position, Raisi be…

How South Korea won the battle against food waste

ANKARA: When it comes to food, the world is divided, as in many other ways, between the haves and have-nots: hundreds of millions face immense hunger as millions more waste staggering amounts of food.

This glaring contradiction was illustrated in a r…

Kazakh president receives Turkish parliamentary speaker

ASTANA: Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Monday received Turkish parliamentary speaker Numan Kurtulmus in the capital Astana.

During the meeting held at the Kazakh presidential palace, Kurtulmus and Tokayev exchanged views on strengthening c…