More hospitals to be evacuated: Koca

Amid ongoing safety measures being taken for hospitals at risk of collapse in the event of a possible earthquake, Health Minister Fahrettin Koca has announced that they are working on the relocation process of more hospitals.

Koca said they would announce what kind of measures will be taken for Cerrahpaşa, Çapa and other hospitals in Istanbul and Ankara within the following days.

Burying Differences, Turkish Opposition Backs Kilicdaroglu to Beat Erdogan

Turkish main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader and Presidential candidate Kemal Kilicdaroglu (2-L) greets his supporters with his wife Selvi (R), Istanbul Mayor Ekrem Imamoglu (2-R) and Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavas (L) after the six opposition parties alliance chose and announced him as presidential candidate for the upcoming elections, in Ankara, Turkey 06 March 2023.

Türkiye, Sweden, Finland to hold trilateral mechanism meeting

Türkiye will hold a trilateral mechanism meeting with Sweden and Finland on March 9 in Brussels to discuss the commitments of the Nordic countries for their bid to join NATO.

Presidential spokesperson Ambassador İbrahim Kalın and newly appointed Deputy Foreign Minister Burak Akçapar will attend the meeting.

Turkish watchdog says it's fining Musk over Twitter takeover

Türkiye's competition watchdog said on March 6 it was fining Twitter owner Elon Musk for taking over the social media platform without first seeking the watchdog's permission.

The Turkish Competition board said the billionaire would be required to pay 0.1% of Twitter's gross revenues in Türkiye in 2022, without providing a figure for the fine.

Drought threatens food security and economy

Decisions in recent days to restrict water use in major cities show that the threat of drought is becoming more widespread. With water losses in cities reaching 60 percent and the drought set to become a more prominent topic of conversation after May, experts say the focus should be on what needs to be done as soon as possible, rather than how full reservoirs are.