Ali Yerlikaya

Ten dead, 39 injured in southern Turkey highway collision

Ten people died and 39 others were injured in southern Turkey on Sunday when an intercity bus collided with three other vehicles on a main highway, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya said.

The bus, travelling to Istanbul from Diyarbakir, crashed into a transport truck and two other vehicles in the Tarsus district near the Mediterranean city of Mersin, he said on social media platform X.

Yerlikaya defends X sharing of law enforcement ops

Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya has defended the continuous dissemination of law enforcement operations on his X account, rebuffing criticisms from ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputies.

Yerlikaya initiated informative sessions with parliamentarians last week, aiming to apprise them of ongoing operations within their respective regions.

Interior Ministry implements cuts in number of security personnel, vehicles

As part of cost-saving measures implemented in the ministries and other official institutions, 69 police officers responsible for the protection of senior officials in the Interior Ministry have been relieved of their duties, and two security vehicles assigned to Minister Ali Yerlikaya have been withdrawn.