Rain batters country, pounds Istanbul hardest

Torrential rains have lashed several parts of Türkiye, with the metropolitan city of Istanbul bearing the brunt the most as its world-famous Grand Bazaar has filled with flood water.

Following the torrential rain warnings issued for 17 provinces, including Istanbul, the expected rain hit the metropolitan city on Aug. 15.

CHP not to retreat in face of any oppression, violence: Kılıçdaroğlu

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu vowed to win the next elections and pledged to strengthen the separation of state powers.

Elaborating on the court files against Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu, Kılıçdaroğlu said the government is at unease because the mayor is hard working.

Brawl erupts at anger management meeting

A brawl erupted during a signing ceremony of a project that aims to teach drivers of public transportation services in Turkey's Black Sea province of Trabzon how to deal with anger and stress.

The meeting ended before the protocol could be signed due to fierce scuffles that occurred between officials and NGO representatives who claimed that they were not included in the process.

MHP reiterates polls will take place as slated in June 2023


The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has reiterated its loyalty to the People's Alliance with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) as well as the executive-presidential system, its leader Devlet Bahçeli has said, underlining once again that the elections will take place as scheduled in June 2023.

MHP calls on Istanbul mayor to resign due to ‘ineffective fight against blizzard’

Devlet Bahçeli, the head of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), has called on Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu to resign because of what he called "his failure" in the fight against last week's heavy snow and for meeting a foreign envoy instead of serving the people of Istanbul.

CHP leader says he wants Ankara, Istanbul mayors to continue duties

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Nov. 6 said he wants the Ankara and Istanbul mayors of the party to continue their duties in the face of a presidential election.

"I want our mayors to continue their duties," Kılıçdaroğlu told Karar TV.