Turkey has been conducting dialogue with Taliban officials through the Turkish Embassy in Kabul, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Sept. 27, noting that Turkey has decided to provide humanitarian aid to Afghanistan through neighboring Pakistan.
Turkey is considering taking two vital steps in the fight against the pandemic as citizens may be asked to present their vaccine cards to enter certain places and the Turkish COVID-19 vaccine, Turkovac, will be promoted in a bid to stall vaccine hesitancy.
The government’s priority in the new legislative year is to continue to reform the entire judicial system in order to upgrade rule of law and democracy in Turkey, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, urging the judges and prosecutors to listen only to their conscience while doing their job.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed to resolve the Syrian question and contribute to establishing peace and stability in the neighboring country.
Turkish customs officials seized over 46 kilograms (101 pounds) of drugs in separate anti-narcotic operations at the Istanbul Airport, according to security sources on Sept. 27.
Turkey and Uzbekistan will “work together on Afghanistan,” Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Sept. 26.
Turkish search and rescue authorities are looking for the body of an Iraqi woman who has been missing for more than three weeks and is believed to be a victim of a brutal homicide.
A shop of a UNESCO award-winning filigree (telkâri) master has been robbed by thieves who stole nearly seven kilos of silver handicrafts - a result of 20 years of meticulous hard work - in the southeastern province of Mardin.