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Three Iranian satellites ready for launching

Three Iranian satellites ready for launching

Iran will launch three domestically-made satellites this year, head of Iranian Space Agency (ISA) Morteza Berari said, adding that the satellites Payam-e Amirkabir, Dousti, and Nahid-1 have been completely built. …

Turkey to form space agency this year

Turkey to form space agency this year

The Turkish space agency will be founded this year, the country's industry and technology minister Mustafa Varank said. "Work to form the Turkish space agency will be completed as soon as possible," …

2,000-year-old villa unearthed in Turkey's Denizli

2,000-year-old villa unearthed in Turkey's Denizli

An archaeological team has unearthed a 12-room villa with mosaic-covered floors and walls decorated with colorful frescoes and vegetative geometric figures in the ancient city of Tripolis located in the southwestern Turkish province of …

2mn-year-old elephant teeth fossils found in Iran

2mn-year-old elephant teeth fossils found in Iran

Two Quaternary Period fossils of elephant teeth, as old as two million years, were discovered in Ardebil Province, northwestern Iran, the head of Natural History and Genetic Resources Bureau of Ardebil Province Tahereh …

Turkey to send astronauts into space

Turkey to send astronauts into space

Turkey's authorities plan to send astronauts into space, and this task is planned to be realized after the country creates a national space agency, a source in the Turkish government said. The source said that currently work is …

Progress MS-08 to be launched to ISS today

Progress MS-08 to be launched to ISS today

Soyuz-2.1a rocket will be launched with Progress MS-08 resupply ship from the Baikonur Cosmodrome today at 11:13 Moscow time, Roscosmos said in a statement. "The launch of the Progress MS-08 cargo spacecraft is scheduled for the …

'Robot fish' created in Turkey (VIDEO)

'Robot fish' created in Turkey (VIDEO)

A "robot fish" has been created by Turkish engineers, the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) said. The "robot fish" was developed with the support of TUBİTAK at the …

 Roman burial ground discovered in Turkey's Kutahya

Roman burial ground discovered in Turkey's Kutahya

Remains of buried Romans have been found during excavation for Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) project in Domanic district of Turkey's western Kutahya province.  The project will start transporting natural gas from …

World's first smiley discovered in Turkey

World's first smiley discovered in Turkey

The origins of smiley could be nearly 4,000-years-old after archaeologists in southeastern Turkey excavated a pot that bore the ubiquitous symbol, which today is one of the most frequently used emoticons online. The roots of the symbol …

Remains from 'skull cult' discovered in Turkey

Remains from 'skull cult' discovered in Turkey

Fragments of carved bone unearthed at an ancient site on a Turkish hillside are evidence that the people who spent time there belonged to a neolithic 'skull cult' – a group that embraces rituals around the heads of the dead. …

Cats were first domesticated in Turkey, genetic study says

Cats were first domesticated in Turkey, genetic study says

A comprehensive study of cat DNA has found that cats were first domesticated in the Fertile Crescent, part of which is situated in southeastern Turkey, and that the spots and stripes of tabby cats developed in the Ottoman Empire. The …

Turkey plans to build research base in Antarctic

Turkey plans to build research base in Antarctic

Turkey plans to build a research base in Antarctic, the Turkish Minister of Science, Industry and Technology Faruk Ozlu said. "Turkish scientists will remain in the Antarctic on the permanent basis," Ozlu said …

Iran builds first research vessel

Iran builds first research vessel

The first Iranian-made research vessel was launched in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, IRIB reported. The vessel, which weighs 900 tons, can sail for 45 days and travel 3000 nautical miles in the Persian Gulf, northern parts of …

Conference on Iranian-Russian ties opens in Tehran

Conference on Iranian-Russian ties opens in Tehran

A conference marking 515 years of ties between Iran and Russia, which is being held in Tehran, is an important factor of enhancement of relations between the two countries, the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, …

Food jars of Sassanid dynasty uncovered in Persian Gulf

Food jars of Sassanid dynasty uncovered in Persian Gulf

Iranian archaeologists have retrieved pottery pieces and other artifacts dating back to the epoch of the ancient Persian Sassanid dynasty from the bottom of the Persian Gulf during excavations, the Mehr news agency reports. …

Turkish academics banned from going abroad

Turkish academics banned from going abroad

Turkey's Council of Higher Education has temporarily banned all academics from travelling abroad. The move follows last week's failed coup and comes amid a wide-ranging purge of state employees, BBC reports. More than …