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AKP to unveil initial slate of candidates for local polls Sunday

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is set to unveil its first batch of candidates for the upcoming local elections on Jan. 7, spokesperson Ömer Çelik has revealed.

The remaining candidates will be officially announced on Jan. 15, along with the election manifesto, Çelik told a group of journalists at the party headquarters in the capital Ankara late on Jan. 3.

Veteran engineer living with bullet in his chest since July 15

A civil engineer who was shot while helping injured civilians on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul on the night of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, has been living with a bullet in his chest for five years.

Murat Aksu told daily Hürriyet about what happened on the bridge that night and afterward.

Erdoğan dismisses allegations of gang leader, vows justice

President and ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) chair Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has voiced his ultimate support to Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu, who has come under fire by a mafia leader in a series of videos, stressing that the real target is Turkey's success in fighting terrorism and bringing down criminal networks.