New Year's Day
Those whose passport appointments were delayed until the new year due to the intensity despite paying the fee last December will be exempt from the hikes made on Jan. 1, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has announced.
The move came after many citizens filed complaints via the Presidential Communications Center (CİMER).
The top-selling tuna at Tokyo's traditional New Year auction sold for more than $270,000 yesterday, nearly double last year's price, breaking a pandemic trend of slumping demand.
Michelin-starred sushi restaurant Onodera Group and Japanese wholesaler Yamayuki forked out 36.04 million yen ($273,000) for the
212-kilo bluefin tuna in the auction at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market.
Citizens in many parts of the country, especially in Istanbul, the capital Ankara and western province of İzmir, have welcomed the new year with various events, while a group of people in the southern province of Antalya celebrated the arrival of the new year by entering the sea at a temperature of 10 degrees.