Municipal assembly approves mayor’s discriminatory motion against foreigners

The municipal assembly of the northwestern province of Bolu has accepted Mayor Tanju Özcan's proposal to charge a tenfold fee for the water bills and solid waste taxes of foreigners, mostly directed towards refugees who have settled in the city after fleeing war in Syria.

Serbia’s Ambassador to Russia Lazanski Passes Away

Miroslav Lazanski, the Serbian ambassador to Russia, has suddenly died, Serbia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

Lazanski was appointed ambassador to Moscow in June 2019. He had been an MP in parliament since June 2016, elected on the ruling Serbian Progressive Party's list as a non-party person.

Over 145 irregular migrants held in central Turkey

A total of 147 irregular migrants were held in central Turkey early on July 30, according to officials.


The Ankara Provincial Gendarmerie Command said in a statement that the irregular migrants, including five Pakistanis, 142 Afghan nationals and two migrant smuggling suspects were held in the trailer of a truck stopped on the Ankara-Niğde highway.

Over 230 irregular migrants held in western Turkey

A total of 231 irregular migrants were held in Turkey's western province of Çanakkale on July 28, according to officials.


The Turkish Coast Guard said in a statement on its website that its teams took action when they detected irregular migrants off the coast of Ezine District in Çanakkale as they were transported to a fishing boat with rubber boats.