WikiLala: ‘Google’ of Ottoman-Turkish documents (Daily Sabah)

New-to-me, from Daily Sabah: WikiLala: ‘Google’ of Ottoman-Turkish documents. “The online digital library project, ‘WikiLala,’ which aims to gather and digitize all the printed texts from the Ottoman Empire since the introduction of the printing press, has been shedding new light on the empire’s history and culture. Thousands of books, magazines, journals, newspapers and various other manuscripts and documents have been digitized from Ottoman Turkish works.”

Stanford Libraries: Çatalhöyük image collection released on Searchworks

Stanford Libraries: Çatalhöyük image collection released on Searchworks . “A current effort is underway to archive archaeological research documentation from Çatalhöyük — a 9000 year old neolithic settlement in the central plains of Turkey widely recognized as one of the most important archaeological sites in the world — in the Stanford Digital Repository. We have just achieved our first major milestone and released the image collection of about 144,000 images on Searchworks.”

Covid-19: Explosion kills nine coronavirus patients in Turkey (BBC)

BBC: Covid-19: Explosion kills nine coronavirus patients in Turkey. “Nine people have been killed after an oxygen ventilator exploded at a hospital treating coronavirus patients in southern Turkey, officials say. The blast caused a fire in the intensive care unit of the private Sanko University Hospital in Gaziantep, the local governor’s office said. At least one of the patients died while being transferred to another hospital.”

AP: Turkey’s new virus figures confirm experts’ worst fears

AP: Turkey’s new virus figures confirm experts’ worst fears. “With the new data, the country jumped from being one of the least-affected countries in Europe to one of the worst-hit. That came as no surprise to the Turkish Medical Association, which has been warning for months that the government’s previous figures were concealing the graveness of the spread and that the lack of transparency was contributing to the surge. The group maintains, however, that the ministry’s figures are still low compared with its estimate of at least 50,000 new infections per day.”

Jerusalem Post: 20% of returning Israeli travelers from Turkey test positive for COVID-19

Jerusalem Post: 20% of returning Israeli travelers from Turkey test positive for COVID-19. “Turkey has been for years a primary travel destination for Israelis. But in these times of coronavirus pandemic, it can be dangerous. Indeed, out of 988 Israelis returning from Turkey between October 1 and October 28, some 197 of them tested positive for coronavirus, according to data from the Health Ministry, the website Intellinews reported. This ranks Turkey first place regarding the coronavirus infection rate among Israeli travelers.”

ABC News: Turkey fines Google for abusing market dominance

ABC News: Turkey fines Google for abusing market dominance. “Turkish regulators have fined Google 196.7 million Turkish liras ($25.5 million) for allegedly abusing its market dominance in online searches. In a statement released Friday, the Competition Authority said Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc had made it difficult for companies to show up in searches if they did not generate advertisement revenue for Google.”

Hurriyet Daily News: Turkey to act against social media firms ‘if they rebuff new regulations’

Hurriyet Daily News: Turkey to act against social media firms ‘if they rebuff new regulations’. “Turkey will take all necessary measures against social media platforms if they insist on not complying with the new social media regulations law, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu has said. The new law, which came into force as of Oct. 1, requires foreign-based social media network providers, such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, to assign at least one representative in the country.