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2010-03-12 05:30:00

LOS ANGELES, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- The Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival is returning to capture California's hearts, minds and taste buds. Hosted by the Pacifica Institute (www.pacificainstitute.org), a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering multi-cultural dialogue, the festival celebrates the diverse history, food and music of this vibrant region in Turkey. The event is now in its second year and will run May 6 to May 9, 2010 at its new venue at the Orange County Great...

2008-08-02 09:00:26

Text of report in English by Turkish news agency Anatolia Konya, 2 August: Death toll from a collapsed dormitory building in central Turkey rose to 18 after rescue teams pulled the body of another girl from the debris on Saturday. A gas explosion wrecked the three-storey building early on Friday morning in the central province of Konya, leaving 27 girls injured. At least two girls were in critical condition with serious burns and they were transported to a university hospital in Turkish...

2008-08-01 09:00:08

Turkish officials indicated a gas canister explosion caused a girls' school dormitory to collapse Friday, killing 16 students and injuring 27 others. About 40 girls between the ages of 8 and 16 were staying in the dorm in Balcilar, near Taskent in the Konya province in central Turkey, Hurriyet reported We think the collapse was caused by a gas canister explosion in the building, given the burns on the injured, Konya health service official Galip Sef was quoted as saying by state-run...

2005-12-16 08:20:00

By Gareth Jones KONYA, Turkey (Reuters) - Irina and her friends have no regrets about traveling thousands of miles from their native Latvia to this gray Anatolian town in mid-December. But then they have not come for the weather or the scenery. They are converts to the mystical Sufi branch of Islam and are among tens of thousands of people converging on Konya for an annual festival marking the death in 1273 of Jalaladdin Mevlana Rumi, poet, guru and founder of Turkey's whirling dervishes....


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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