Latest News from Turkey

Hoteliers expect more Russian tourists as ban removed

Turkish hoteliers have welcomed the Russian government's decision that allows Russian police to spend their annual leave in Turkey as they expect this move to boost tourism activity.

Rehab center treats addicts without medicine

Drug addicts are being treated and led back to normal life without using any medication, at a rehabilitation center in Turkey's northwestern Balıkesir province.       

Russian S-400 order arriving in July: Erdoğan

Turkey is set accept delivery of the Russian-made S-400 missile defense system in July, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on June 25.

The Supreme Electoral Council: Ekrem Imamoglu is the New Mayor of Istanbul

Turkey's Supreme Election Council (VIS) announced on June 24 the official results of the Istanbul re-election, saying the main opposition Republican People's Party (EPP) candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, is the winner of the June 23 election, with 54%.

The re-election in Istanbul is finalized.

Imamoglu received 54.21% of the votes, " VIS President  Sadi Güven said.

Bulgaria Breaks up illegal Immigrant Smuggling Gang

Bulgarian law enforcement authorities on Monday dismantled an illegal immigrant smuggling gang and arrested more than 17 suspected traffickers, Deputy Prosecutor General Ivan Geshev said at a press conference.

Business confidence improves in June

Business confidence in Turkey gained momentum in June from the previous month, a regular survey by the Central Bank showed on June 24.

Maritime history at Rahmİ Koç Museum

A new exhibition at the Rahmi M Koç Museum in Istanbul sheds light on the civilian maritime history from the last century of the Ottoman Empire to the establishment and development period of the Republic of Turkey. Curated by Reşit Mehmet Erol, the exhibition can be seen through Sept 29.

Opposition Victory in Istanbul Challenges Turkish President’s Authority

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has suffered a major defeat after the opposition candidate, Ekrem Imamoglu, won a landslide victory in Sunday's re-run mayoral elections in Istanbul.

Imamoglu, from the Republican People's Party, CHP, received 54 per cent of total votes cast and finished the race nearly 800,000 votes ahead of his rival according to semi-official results.

Ekrem Imamoglu Won the Istanbul Mayor's Election

Ekrem Imamoglu had won the first mayoral vote in March by a slim margin of 13,000 votes over Erdogan's chosen candidate, Binali Yildirim, who contested the results and a new election was ordered. 
After being stripped of that victory over disputed claims of fraud, Imamoglu vowed a "battle for democracy" that turned him into a household name. 

Manufacturing capacity use slightly up in June

Turkey's manufacturing industry used 77.1% of its capacity in June, marking a slightly gain, the country's Central Bank reported on June 24.         

Turkey slams description of FETÖ head in US report

Turkey on June 22 said it is "hypocritical" to call head of FETÖ -- a group behind the 2016 defeated coup in Turkey -- a "Muslim cleric and political figure" in a report released by the U.S. State Department.

Turkey warns EU not to interfere on Cyprus EEZ issue

Turkey has warned the European Union that any intervention on their part on the issue of Cyprus' Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) would negatively affect relations between Greece and Turkey, as well as any prospects for an end to the occupation of the northern part of Cyprus.