Turkey's donkey population observed a decrease of two-thirds in 18 years under the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The shrink represents the overall decline of the agricultural industry, a main opposition deputy said.
Turkey on Aug. 21 issued a presidential decree allowing the import of several food products, including cheese, from Venezuela at zero tariff, according to a report in daily Cumhuriyet. The head of the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB), Remzi Suiçmez, criticized the new implementation saying that such neoliberal policies will damage the Turkish agricultural sector.
Serdar Korucu writes: One of the topics that comes to mind when recalling the Ottoman legacy in Lebanon is the Armenian Genocide. Among the most important symbolic structures carrying the traces of 1915 in Lebanon is the Armenian Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia in Antelias.