New Year's Day
Turkish citizens have woken up in the New Year to face a series of price hikes across various fields, from electricity to bridge and highway tolls.
The New Year’s Eve was celebrated across Turkey amid tight security measures, with several roads closed to vehicle traffic and bans on celebrations in popular districts.
The Boston Celtics rang in a new year on Dec. 31 with a 108-105 victory over the Brooklyn Nets that recalled glorious years gone by.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has vowed to reduce terrorism in 2018 in his first public address of the new year.
Prime Minister Zoran Zaev of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) is spending the New Year's holiday in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki as the guest of the city's mayor.
Zaev and Mayor Yiannis Boutaris dined Saturday night in one of the city's top restaurants, serenaded by a Macedonian band playing Balkan folk songs.
Turkey will not be fully secure if it fails to help resolve conflicts in its region, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, vowing to continue pursuing a “more active and bold” foreign policy in 2018.
Law enforcement officials have carried out a comprehensive security operation in Istanbul’s 39 counties as part of security measures taken by Turkish police ahead of New Year’s Eve, Doğan News Agency reported on Dec. 27.