The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) on Nov. 13 submitted a draft law to the parliament updating the regulatory regime for packing and waste proposing the ban of free plastic bags at supermarkets. The regulation is planned to be effective as of Jan. 1, 2019.
Turkey has ranked the highest in antibiotics use at over 38 defined daily doses (DDD) per 1,000 people in Europe, where the average antibiotic consumption was nearly 17.9 DDD per 1,000 inhabitants per day, according to a World Health Organization (WHO) report published on Nov. 12.
A legislative proposal submitted to parliament aims at ending the illegal human organ trade that has been on the rise for some time in Turkey.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has no doubt of a victory in the upcoming municipal elections in both Istanbul and Ankara, its chairman has said, vowing to change the faces of both cities for good at the end of the five-year mandate.
A 21-year-old university student who was detained on Nov. 10 for “insulting” Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, has been arrested after a court order.
A prosecutor in Istanbul has indicted a man over the death of his girlfriend who jumped off a bridge after making a bet with him.
One of Turkey’s most prominent gynecologists has been arrested over sexual abuse after making his female patients watch erotic movies at his clinic.
A German-born Turkish pop singer has been accused by dozens of complainants in Turkey of blackmailing them with their secret gay love affairs.