Jailed lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu said he would cut all communication with his family, lawyers, and fellow lawmakers in a declaration he made via his lawyers on July 22, protesting the Court of Cassation’s July 20 rejection of a demand to stop legal proceedings against him.
A total of 13 new deputy ministers have been appointed in Turkey, according to the official gazette published early on July 21.
Turkey and the United States have kicked off talks on the issue of a new round of sanctions against Iran, as many Turkish companies are prime trade partners with Tehran. Compared to the past, Washington will be more “aggressive” in implementing those measures against Iran, a United States official has said.
Turkey’s Court of Cassation on July 20 rejected a demand to stop legal proceedings against jailed lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu, who was re-elected in the June 24 snap elections as an MP from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP).
A shopping mall, which has been built on top of the ancient city of Myrleia, dating back to 700 B.C. in the western province of Bursa’s Mudanya district continues to stir legal debate, with a local mayor saying the municipality has made the decision to “expropriate” the area.
The National Education Ministry will announce a three year program in two months, newly appointed National Education Minister Ziya Selçuk has said, adding that the ministry would focus on building sustainable and reliable education policy in the new term by “renewing, not reforming” the existing system for the needs of the future generations.
Turkish authorities detained the wife of Abu Omar al-Shishani, a senior Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) commander killed in combat two years ago, in a counter-terrorism operation in Istanbul this month, police said late on July 19.
Turkey and the Netherlands have agreed to normalize ties, Turkey's foreign ministry said on July 20. The decision was reached in a phone call between Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Çavuşoğlu and his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok, it said.