President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan heads to Turkish Cyprus on July 19 to mark the anniversary of Turkey's 1974 intervention, a visit which is closely monitored by the European Union and the Greek Cypriots as the trip is seen as a show of strength to support a two-state solution to the island's decades-long division.
The Turkish Parliament on early July 9 approved a long-awaited Animal Protection Law amendment that aimed to protect animals from being abused by humans, changing the scope of the crime committed against animals.
Accordingly, animals will now be removed from the "goods" status and will be counted as "living creatures" in the eyes of law.
Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on July 6 criticized the delay in releasing Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) former lawmaker Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu despite the decision of a top court to release the lawmaker.
The CHP asks justice for all, Kılıçdaroğlu said while addressing his party's lawmakers at the parliament.
Turkey's world-famous Cappadocia region, home to fabled fairy chimneys and stunning balloon rides, welcomed over 60,000 tourists this May, local tourism officials said in a statement on June 11.
According to authorities in the central Nevşehir province, 61,634 people visited 17 top tourist sites in Cappadocia.