One trapped mine worker died and one was rescued after a coal mine collapsed early on Dec. 13 in the Kilimli district of the Black Sea province of Zonguldak.
Turkey’s foreign minister on Dec. 13 urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to encourage other countries worldwide to recognize East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine based on the 1967 borders.
Turkey’s top religious body, the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), has issued a fatwa on games of chance, stating that purchasing national lottery tickets are considered gambling and that it is forbidden by Islam.
Important names in Turkish politics and business joined the funeral ceremony for leading businessman İbrahim Çağlar on Dec. 12 at the Istanbul Marmara University’s Faculty of Theology Mosque, bidding farewell to the deceased, who died at age 57 on Dec. 11 after a heart attack.
Greek Cypriots do not intend to use fresh water provided through a pipeline from Turkey to Turkish Cyprus, Deputy Prime Minister Recep Akdağ said on Dec. 12.
Turkey has granted residence permits to 589,473 foreign nationals since 2005, according to data compiled from the country’s migration authority on Dec. 12.