Murat Kurum

House construction slows, failing to meet needs

Türkiye needs to produce at least 800,000 houses each year to meet people's accommodation needs, but the number of construction permits granted for dwelling units remained at 262,000 in the first half of 2022.

In the face of the growing need for new houses, the government recently announced that it would launch two major projects soon.

‘Ministry extending efforts to conserve flamingos in Lake Tuz’

As part of the rescue measures taken by the Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Ministry, flamingos in Lake Tuz are being provided with the necessary support to conserve and protect them, Environment Minister Murat Kurum claims.

"We are working day and night not to lose any baby flamingo," Kurum said on Aug. 19 in a tweet.

Govt’ scrutinizing house prices, says finance minister

The residential property market is on the government's radar, while excessive price movements are being closely watched, Treasury and Finance Minister Nureddin Nebati has said.

A comprehensive study on the sharp increases in the real estate market has been launched, Nebati said. "We are doing and will continue to do what is necessary."

İsmailağa jamia leader Ustaosmanoğlu dead at 93

Mahmut Ustaosmanoğlu, a Turkish Sufi sheikh and the leader of the influential İsmailağa Jamia of the Naqshbandi-Khalidiyya Tariqah, died on June 23 at the age of 93.

According to a statement by the tariqah, his funeral service will be held on June 24, in Istanbul's Fatih district where the movement is centered.