Turkey is marking the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day on May 19 by remembering Mustafa Kemal Atatütk, the founder of modern Turkey, with a series of events with the participation of crowds after a two-year halt due to the pandemic.
Turkey is witnessing the last days of the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has said.
Some 1,186,000 traffic accidents occurred in Turkey in 2021, the country’s official statistical institute has announced, adding that among all, some 998,000 were with material loss and nearly 188,000 involved death or injury.
Syrians who have been granted Turkish citizenship will be able to cast their votes but will not have an impact on the results of the elections as they are spread to all 81 provinces, a top official has said.
Turkey's confirmed cases of the coronavirus increased by 1,443 in the past 24 hours, and 3 more people have died, the Health Ministry announced on May 18.
İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener called on her party grassroots to revive the spirit of “May 19,” the day when Mustafa Kemal Atatürk arrived in the Black Sea city of Samsun from Istanbul in 1919, which marked the beginning of the Turkish War of Independence.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, following his statements to block Finland and Sweden from joining NATO, urged the alliance’s members on May 18 to "respect" Ankara’s concerns regarding the two countries, which Turkey accuses of providing safe haven to terrorists.