Film forum raises support for Turkish cinema

Film forum raises support for Turkish cinema11/08/2017 (Sabah – Turkey): Directed by Zeynep Atakan, the Antalya Film Forum is held as part of the 54th International Antalya Film Festival that will take place between Oct. 21 and Oct. 27 this year. Nearly 200 leading experts, national and international film professionals will be hosted and support for Turkish productions will increase at the forum, which is being held for the fourth time. The forum is a project development initiative and a co-production platform to support the development of film and to increase the visibility of Turkish productions internationally by encouraging producers and directors. It will get stronger this year and its support for Turkish productions will increase. The Antalya Film Forum, which is also a communication platform in which Turkey and the global film industry can come together, will support many projects…

https://www.dailysabah.com/cinema/2017/08/09/film-forum-raises-support-for-turkish-cinema

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Archaeologists searching for ‘chamber of secrets’ in Khufu Pyramid

11/08/2017 (Egypt Indipendent – Egypt): Archaeologists claim they could be “very close” to locating a secret cavity located within the Great Pyramid of Giza, AFP reported earlier this month. A team of scientists have been working to identify the location of a hidden chamber buried within the ancient wonder of the world, adding that the existence of the space was first detected last October using non-invasive technology to study the 4,500-year-old monument.“All the devices we put in place are designed to find where the cavity is located. We know there is one, but we’re trying to find out where,” Mehdi Tayoubi, president of France’s Heritage Innovation Preservation Institute told AFP. Researchers have turned to cutting-edge technology to locate the mysterious cavity – including 3D reconstruction, infrared thermography and a technique called muography, which records particles known as muons to create images…

http://www.egyptindependent.com/archaeologists-searching-chamber-secrets-khufu-pyramid/

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Turkish firms bag $220B projects overseas in 10 years

Turkish firms bag $220B projects overseas in 10 years11/07/2017 (Anadolu Agency – Turkey): The business volume of Turkish contractors worldwide reached approximately $220 billion during the last 10 years, according to data from the Economy Ministry on Friday. The contractors ranked second in the world after China, taking up 4,152 projects overseas between 2008 and 2017. The first contracted project was carried out in Libya in 1972; since then until the last July Turkish firms have carried out 9,018 projects in 117 countries, totaling $344.7 billion in business volume.The average project cost was $37.1 million in 2008, which doubled to $79.3 million in July this year. Russia ranked first with $67.6 billion (19.6 percent) among projects carried out in the last 45 years. This was followed by Turkmenistan with $46.8 billion (13.6-pct) and Libya with $28.9 billion (8.4-pct)…

http://aa.com.tr/en/economy/turkish-firms-bag-220b-projects-overseas-in-10-years/882398

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Yemen FM: UN envoy did not present anything new

11/08/2017 (Al Arabya News – UAE): The Yemeni Foreign Minister, Abdalmalek Al-Makhlafi, said that UN envoy Ismaeel Ould Al-Shaikh Ahmed had not presented any new developments in his meeting with President Abdellabu Mansour Hadi. He added in his comments to Al Arabiya that the UN envoy did not report any willingness from The Houthis to respond to any initiative. He accused, also, the Houthi militias of exploiting the suffering of Yemenis to divert attention from their abuses. Previously, UN envoy to Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed hinted at the possibility of holding talks between Yemen’s warring parties in Oman without giving a specific date…

https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/gulf/2017/08/11/Yemen-FM-UN-envoy-did-not-present-anything-new.html

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36 dead, 109 injured after trains collide in Egypt’s Alexandria

East Alexandria11/08/2017 (Ahram Online – Egypt): The death toll in a train collision in Alexandria on Friday has risen to 36, with at least 109 injured, health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told Al-Ahram Arabic. One of the trains was travelling from Cairo, and the other from Port Said. Egypt’s prosecutor-general, Nabil Sadiq, has ordered an urgent investigation into the collision. Prime Minister Sherif Ismail ordered winches to be dispatched to the site. Megahed said that the dead were transferred to Koum El-Dekka morgue, while injured passengers are at El-Mery, El-Gomhoria, Ras El-Tin, and Mostafa Kamel hospitals. Mass-casualty train accidents in Egypt are not unknown. A train derailment in Badrashin in Giza killed at least 19 people in 2013…

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/275168/Egypt/Politics-/UPDATE—dead,–injured-after-trains-collide-in-Eg.aspx

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