Mustafa Sarıgül, former mayor of the Şişli district of Istanbul from the ranks of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), has resigned from the CHP and said he would run independently for the same constituency in the upcoming local polls.
Some 358,931 people have learned to read and write as part of the “Mobilization for Literacy” campaign launched by the Education Ministry in February 2018, Education Minister Ziya Selçuk has said in response to a parliamentary question submitted by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Mehmet Ali Çelebi.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Russia on Jan. 23 for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a bid to coordinate their actions after a decision by the United States to pullout its troops from the war-torn country.
An 83-year-old Turkish man who confessed to murdering his 74-year-old wife appeared in an Istanbul court on Jan. 21, saying that she had been chatting with other men and threatening to divorce him.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener have resolved issues both parties have been at odds over the upcoming local elections.
The head of Turkey’s election watchdog has denied allegations that hundreds of thousands of ghost voters were registered for the upcoming local polls, while informing that the registrations of more than 55,000 voters have been frozen because of changes in constituencies.
A probe has been launched into the act of exhibiting suspects by police officers after an operation conducted in Istanbul’s Şişli district.
Turkey’s state-run aid agency has opened a recreational park in northern Afghanistan.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo had a phone conversation on Jan. 21 in which they discussed the current situation in Syria, according to Turkish diplomatic sources.