Five hundred years after his death, Leonardo da Vinci’s interaction with the Ottomans is memorialised in his designs for a bridge and his overtures to the Ottoman Sultans of the time.
Polls opened at 0400 GMT in the east of the bloc and will finally close at 2100 GMT in Italy. Seven EU member states have already voted, and provisional results will be released late on Sunday.
Scores of various countries within the European Union differ markedly, with some of those of the former communist states in Eastern Europe bringing down the average.
Turkey has so far won two golds, one silver and two bronze medals in the Greco-Roman category at the tournament.
Taha Akgul defeated Georgian Geno Petriashvili in the men’s 125-kg freestyle final to claim Turkey's third gold in the 2019 European Wrestling Championships held in Romania.
Known under different names in various Slavic countries, the festival is called Masopust in Czech Republic.
Findings by Romanian palaeontologist Matyas Vremir suggest that crocodiles and birds may have shared nests roughly 68 million years ago.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says 47 rescued migrants aboard the Sea Watch NGO vessel could finally disembark after Italy and six other countries agreed to take them in.
Around eight out of every 1000 babies dies before the age of one in Romania. Around 43,000 doctors have left the country since 2007 to look for better opportunities elsewhere.
France, Italy, Spain and Greece have been experiencing economic recessions, causing difficulties for their citizens.
Described as the worst upheaval since the 1968 student riots, the country's economy has received a battering worth one billion dollar.
PSD leader Liviu Dragnea called a largely peaceful anti-government protest of around 100,000 people on August 10 a "failed coup d'etat."
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