Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has challenged President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to a television debate, amid a heated exchange after Erdoğan blasted Kılıçdaroğlu’s record during his time as head of the Social Security Administration (SSK).
At least 547 undocumented migrants have been caught trying to reach Europe or enter Turkey illegally across the country, security officials said on Nov. 16.
Two police officers were arrested on charges of raping a woman in the northwestern Turkish province of Kocaeli on Nov. 15.
Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) said Nov. 16 that there has been no authorization by the Interior Ministry for muftis to perform legal marriages yet.
More than 224,000 Syrian babies have been born in Turkey in the last six years, since the outbreak of war in their country, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu announced on Nov. 16.
The Turkish, Iranian and Russian foreign ministers will meet this weekend in the southern province of Antalya for the preparation of a leaders’ summit on Nov. 22 in the Russian city of Sochi.