Mustafa Şentop

YSK concludes presidential polls, Erdoğan to take oath Saturday

The Supreme Election Board (YSK) has finalized the results of the runoff presidential polls in which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan came out to be victorious once again by securing 52.18 percent of the votes.

Erdoğan will take oath on June 3 to start his new five-year term as the 13th president.

‘Cultural assets in risky areas should be moved’

The Parliamentary Earthquake Commission has advised that cultural structures that are in danger of collapsing due to liquefication on their grounds should be moved via a wheeled platform.

The commission, which was established after the devastating Feb. 6 earthquakes in the southern part of the country, submitted its 935-page report to Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop last week.

Members of 3 religions gather around ‘Unity Table’

As the feats and fasts of the three religions have coincided in the same month for the first time in the last 36 years, Muslims, Christians and Jews have come together for the "Unity and Brotherhood Table" in the southern quake-hit province of Hatay, the city of civilizations and cultures for centuries.

Parliament Speaker sees no obstacle to Erdoğan’s candidacy

Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop has suggested that there is no legal obstacle in front of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's presidential candidacy after three oppositional parties appealed to the election watchdog for the annulment of Erdoğan's bid on the grounds he has already been elected twice for the post.