Ali Yerlikaya

Millions return from Eid holiday, causing traffic jams

Millions who spent the extended Eid al-Adha holiday in touristic areas have begun their return to their home cities, leading to significant traffic congestion, particularly on roads heading back to Istanbul.

The Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha typically lasts four days, but this year, the government extended the holiday to nine days, prompting many to travel to beachside destinations.

36 dead in road accidents during Eid holiday

Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya announced on June 20 that 36 individuals have died in traffic accidents across the country since the start of the Eid al-Adha holiday.

Between June 15 and 19, a total of 6,550 people were injured in road accidents, Yerlikaya revealed in a social media post. The roads witnessed 696 accidents on June 19 alone, claiming 10 lives.

22 killed in road accidents during first 3 days of Eid

Thousands of traffic accidents resulted in the death of 22 individuals across the country during the first three days of the Eid al-Adha holiday, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya has announced.

More than 4,000 people were injured in road accidents between June 15 and 17, Yerlikaya said on June 18 on a social media post.

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.