One person was detained and 21 tons of bootleg alcohol were seized on Jan. 17 in an operation carried out by police units in the Seyhan district of the southern province of Adana.
Imprisoned co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Selahattin Demirtaş has been acquitted of insulting Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu at a hearing held in Ankara on Jan. 17 under heavy security measures.
Former Istanbul Bar Association head Ümit Kocasakal has announced his candidacy for main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leadership in the upcoming party convention to be held on Feb. 3 and Feb. 4 in Ankara.
The announcement of the route of a planned canal in Istanbul, linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara west of the Bosphorus, has triggered major action in the real estate market, but many locals are worried about the potentially damaging environmental impact of the “crazy project.”
Turkey will co-finance projects led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) through the Turkish Treasury, the bank said on Jan. 16.
In a bid to boost bilateral trade between Turkey and Qatar, work to ease transportation through Iraq and Iran must be accelerated, Turkey’s customs and trade minister said on Jan. 16, as reported by Anadolu Agency.
Turkish defense electronics company Aselsan said on Jan. 16 it had signed, along with Roketsan, TÜBİTAK SAGE business partnership, an accord for a national long-range defense system project for the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM).
The U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees yesterday warned that it faced its worst funding crisis ever after the White House froze tens of millions of dollars in contributions, a move Palestinian leaders decried as cruel and blatantly biased.
Greece and Macedonia return to the United Nations on Jan. 17 seeking to end a dispute that has raged for 27 years over the former Yugoslav republic’s name.
Catalan lawmakers yesterday elected a separatist as parliamentary speaker, the first stage of a plan by pro-independence deputies to get regional leader Carles Puigdemont, in self-exile in Belgium, back into power.
Twenty nations agreed on Jan. 16 to consider tougher sanctions to press North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Pyongyang it could trigger a military response if it did not choose negotiations.