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62 journalists killed in 2020, just for doing their jobs: UNESCO

A total of 62 journalists were killed just for doing their jobs in 2020, while more than 1,200 professionals lost their lives the same way...

Bundestag vice president submitted complaint to UNESCO regarding jailed journalist Altan: report

Claudia Roth, vice president of the German Federal Parliament (Bundestag), has submitted a communication to UNESCO under a special procedure that it says allows...

Turkey to inform UNESCO about Hagia Sophia changes: report

Turkey will inform the United Nation’s cultural body UNESCO about steps being taken regarding Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Monday,...

UNESCO calls for dialogue before decision on Hagia Sophia conversion: report

The UN's cultural agency UNESCO warned Turkey on Friday against converting the Byzantine-era Hagia Sophia museum in İstanbul into a mosque, urging dialogue before...

Turkey’s Erdoğan rejects criticism over status of Hagia Sophia: report

Criticism of Turkey over the possible conversion of İstanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia monument from a museum to a mosque “is an attack on Turkey’s...

Turkish court to announce verdict on status of Hagia Sophia in 15 days: report

A Turkish court on Thursday heard a case aimed at converting the Hagia Sophia museum in İstanbul back into a mosque and will announce...

UNESCO adds Turkey’s Göbeklitepe to World Heritage List

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) announced on Sunday that the ancient settlement of Göbeklitepe in Turkey’s Şanlıurfa province was inscribed...

UNESCO adds Turkey’s ancient city of Aphrodisias to World Heritage List

UNESCO decided to include the ancient city of Aphrodisias in southwestern Turkey on its World Heritage List during the 41st session of the World...

2,000-year-old lion sculpture destroyed in Turkey’s Adıyaman province

A two-thousand-year-old lion sculpture at an ancient burial site dating back to the Kingdom of Commagene in Turkey’s Adıyaman province has been destroyed, the...

Croatian Centre of ITI pens complaint letter for Turkey’s State Theatre officials

Zeljka Turcinovic, coordinator of the Croatian Centre of International Theatre Institute – founded under the umbrella of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

Turkish singer steps down as UNESCO goodwill ambassador in protest of Turkey stance

Revered Turkish singer Zülfü Livaneli, who has been holding a post as UNESCO goodwill ambassador since 1996, has resigned, accusing the organization of "hypocrisy",...

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