French fighter jets arrived in Greek Cyprus on August 11, Politis daily reported. Greek Cyprus and France, allies in the eastern Mediterranean, have been in the midst of increasingly tense relations with Ankara about the critical region.
Mois Gabay writes: Do you think the Camondo family will be included in the Beyoğlu Culture Road project conducted by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism? What about Arif Ergin’s “Tekvin” novel, in which he imagined that there would be a “Camondo Museum” one day?
İslam Özkan writes: Rather than dividing it, it appears that Turkey’s strategy and polarizing policies in Libya have contributed to unifying the enemy camp. Though the attack against the al-Wattiyah airbase did not inflict huge damage on Turkey’s air defense system, Turkey’s efforts in Libya will likely get harder in the future.
Yiğit O. Özdemir writes: Today, what we know of as Istanbul's Istiklal Avenue was originally called Grande Rue de Pera. It is where decisions are made, especially when it comes to how and with which tools will “urban plunder” be managed. Mechanisms of consent and resistance are formed here. The victories and defeats of campaigns about urban space happen here.
France's fraud office has recalled a brand of hand sanitizer gel produced in Turkey after discovering that it has a too-low ethanol content to be effective.
A 64-year-old man living in France is the first Turkish national to lose his life due to the coronavirus infection. The man's three sons and wife have been put into quarantine by the French authorities.