Ministries working to solve soaring rent prices

Within the framework of a regulation that Turkey's Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Ministry, the Justice Ministry and the Treasury and Finance Ministry are working on to solve soaring rent prices, the production of social housing will be increased, housing costs will be reduced and new steps will be taken to enable citizens to purchase houses affordably.

Turkish officials bust record amount of methamphetamine

Istanbul police have seized 1.1 tons of methamphetamine, a record amount of a potent central nervous system stimulant used as a recreational drug, during simultaneous anti-drug operations held on May 24.

"A big anti-drug operation. Congratulations to Turkish police," Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu said in a tweet.

Some 31,000 apply to become Turkey’s 1st astronaut in two days: Minister

Around 4 million people have visited an official website displaying the criteria to become Turkey's first astronaut, with more than 31,000 people applying in just 48 hours, Industry and Technology Minister Mustafa Varank has said.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that the website "" is open for submissions late on May 23.

Price of virtual Istanbul land decreases by 70 pct

The nosedive in cryptocurrencies has hit the metaverse as the value of a virtual land parcel in Istanbul has decreased by 70 percent on metaverse platforms.

In OVR, a metaverse platform where some 1.6 trillion parcels of global lands are on sale, an average parcel price in Istanbul was around 200 Turkish Liras ($12.40). Today, it is around 60 liras ($3.73).