President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has warned Russia that Turkey was running out of patience regarding the continued offensive by the Syrian army in Idlib and will take unilateral actions to stop it if Moscow fails to persuade Bashar al-Assad’s regime to cease the military operations in the last rebel-held enclave.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Jan. 28 lambasted the government over its tax policy, asking where a tax collected after the 1999 destructive earthquake collected from taxpayers were.
The Elazığ Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into collapsed buildings in the eastern province hit by a powerful earthquake last week, daily Hürriyet reported. The Malatya Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office also launched an investigation in the nearby province.
A 4.8-magnitude earthquake struck Turkey's western Manisa province on Jan. 28, according to Turkey's Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
Turkey called off rescue operations on Jan. 27 in eastern areas hit by Jan. 24’s earthquakes after emergency workers recovered the body of a final person they were searching for under a collapsed building, bringing the death toll to 41, authorities said.
Turkish police on Jan. 28 detained 10 suspects over links to the FETÖ, the group behind the defeated coup attempt in 2016.
Turkey on Jan. 28 commemorated the 95th anniversary of its first flight by pilot Vecihi Hürkuş.