Irish tourist’s fight inspires a video game… Turkish Foreign Ministry loses a famous historian’s badges… A social fabric roundup…

Mohammed Fadel Dobbous known as the “Irish tourist,” has not only encouraged thousands in Turkey with his boxing moves that beat a mass of shopkeepers, but also has given a video game inspiration
A court fined the Turkish Foreign Ministry 5,000 Turkish Liras for losing the awards of world-renowned Turkish historian Professor İlber Ortaylı
A Turkish prosecutor has launched an investigation into daily Hürriyet columnist Ertuğrul Özkök to probe whether he insulted President Erdoğan in his article
Men killed 22 women in August. Two women were killed while trying to prevent femicide while a woman was killed while resisting to her rapist. A woman’s husband had the restraining order.

‘Turkey’s Chekhov’ Sait Faik: Not a useless man

FOLDED CORNER – ‘A Useless Man: Selected Stories’ by Sait Faik Abasıyanık translated by Maureen Freely and Alexander Dawe (Archipelago Books, 240 pages, $18)

In Photos: 19 hyper-realist paintings of Turkish artist Taner Ceylan

Istanbul-based artist Taner Ceylan will showcase his selected works at the 14th Istanbul Biennial

Historic bridge in Turkey’s west collapses during restoration

An almost 600-year-old historic bridge in Aydın will be rebuilt after it collapsed this past January during restoration works

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