Science & Tech
Several Turkish citizens have sent petitions to the parliament, raising their concerns about the safety of 5G technology. The parliament's committee on petition has asked the issue to the Information Technologies and Communication Authority (BTK) and was told that Turkey was “working to produce the 5G infrastructure locally.”
Lake Salda, dubbed Turkey's Maldives, will help NASA scientists guide the search for ancient life on Mars, as it shares many similarities with a dried-up lake bed on the red planet. Lake Salda is the only known lake on Earth that contains the carbonates and depositional features (deltas) similar to those found at Jezero Crater on Mars.
Google is preparing to remove shopping ads from search results in Turkey, which come up at the very top of the page almost anytime that a “shopping-related” search is done. The move comes following the Turkish Competition Authority's ruling earlier this year that the company is obstructing competitors’ activities in the online shopping services market.
Turkey's first domestic communications satellite will be sent off into space by 2022, Turkish Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu said.
The United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) likened railroads and highways in Turkey's capital Ankara to arteries in an eagle-eye shot of the city at night, dubbed "photo of the day" on June 28.
A group of Turkish firms have collaborated to undertake the domestic mass production of ventilators, which are critical in treating COVID-19. One of these firms is Baykar, a company co-owned by Selçuk Bayraktar, the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Twitter has become unavailable across Turkey immediately after an attack on Turkish soldiers in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib, said NetBlocks.org.
Northern Cyprus has unveiled two versions of a new domestically-produced car that has been in development for many years. The Günsel B9 electric sedan and its SUV version the J9 were presented on stage in blue, red and yellow versions. Serial production of the Günsel vehicles is expected to begin in 2021.
Cryptographer Cees Jensen, who worked for Philips in the past, told Dutch outlet Vpro that Philips, at the request of the CIA, enabled the U.S. to spy on Turkey during the 1970's and 80's by weakening encryption devices that the country used for secure communication. In a statement, Philips said that the company has not been able to find any information regarding this issue in their archives.
The United Kingdom will prioritize signing a free trade agreement with Turkey by the end of 2020, Ambassador to Turkey Dominick Chilcott said at the fourth UK Technology Conference held in Istanbul on Feb. 17. London will use its newfound "freedom to maneuver" in trade to create free trade policies and free ports around the country, and will impose new tariffs to promote free trade.
Some cyberattacks that have infiltrated governments and other organisations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in the interests of the Turkish government, Reuters reported quoting two British officials and one U.S. official. The hackers have attacked at least 30 organisations, including Cypriot and Greek government email services and the Iraqi government's national security advisor, the records show.
In publication since 2016, Psychology Kurdi is the first magazine to cover the discipline of psychology from the perspective of the Kurdish language. It provides a place for important articles on the trauma that Kurds have experienced. "Our purpose is to open the door for Kurdish as a scientific language to be used in the field of psychology," says the magazine's editor Abdulsıttar Özmen.
Turkey is the nation that uses Twitter and Instagram the most, according to a mobile consumer survey by tech giant Deloitte. 46 percent of Turkish responders said that they feel the need to check their phones regularly.
A UK court handed down a two-year prison sentence this week to Turkish hacker Kerem Albayrak, who tried to blackmail the company in a YouTube video he published where he claimed to have hacked into more than 300 million iCloud storage accounts.
A Google malfunction, experienced in many countries, has started to go back to normal. Services like the Google search engine, Gmail and YouTube can once again be accessed in Turkey.