Daily Cumhuriyet on April 16 reported on a jaw-dropping amount of money spent on Ottoman-style military bands, known as “mehter,” by the municipality of Istanbul’s Fatih district.
“They asked me where John F. Kennedy International Airport is. While I was thinking about the answer, the district governor said: ‘He had a girlfriend with blonde and curly hair like yours.’ When I said I didn’t know the answer, he said: ‘It was Marilyn Monroe.’
“Three million refugees are in Iran and trying to come to Turkey. A majority of them are Afghans, coming from east of Iran. We are not saying the Iranian government is helping them move across to Turkey, but it is condoning it. In 2016, 30,000 refugees entered Turkey from Iran from the eastern provinces of Iğdır and Ağrı alone.”
The National Education Ministry (MEB) shared an announcement titled “Tight control in school canteens” on its website on Sept. 16, 2017.
In Istanbul one month ago, on Feb. 27, an accident happened at around 17:30 during rush hour at the entrance to a metro station when commuters were making their way home after work.
Located on a hill overlooking the Harran lowland in the southeastern province of Şanlıurfa, the ancient site of Göbeklitepe has archeological findings important enough to change the history of the world.
Taxi drivers in Istanbul have been trying to deal with competition from Uber in the most banal way, through threats and denials. What’s more, recently there have been reports of violence, knife attacks and shootings.
This is a rough and difficult path. You will face many hurdles.
Mustafa Bozacıoğlu, one of the survivors of a major mining accident in 1992, which left 263 miners dead, remembered that sad day in 2015 with some hard-hitting words.