Mustafa Şentop

Commission to evaluate problems of elderly people

The Turkish parliament has established a commission, following a joint proposal by five political parties, to evaluate the problems of the country's elderly people and produce solutions for them.

The move came after Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop's call, on behalf of the elderly, in a speech at a ceremony on "Respect to Elderlies Week" between March 18 and 24.

Turkey marks National Sovereignty and Children’s Day

Turkey is marking National Sovereignty and Children's Day together with the 102nd anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Parliament on April 23, with official ceremonies held.

Every year, the country celebrates the establishment of the parliament bestowed by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, with National Sovereignty and Children's Day on April 23.

Erdoğan will run for president for second time, not third: Parliament speaker

Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop has dismissed claims that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan cannot run in the next presidential elections, recalling that he was given the right to serve as president for two terms in a constitutional amendment in 2017.

Turkey marks Teachers’ Day

Turkey on Nov. 24 celebrated the national Teachers' Day, which marks the day Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, founder of modern Turkey, was given the title of "Head Teacher" in 1928

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan issued a message to mark the day, which has been celebrated in Turkey every Nov. 24 since 1981.

Turkey to continue to support Libya, says top diplomat

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Nov. 10 met the visiting head of Libya's High Council of State in the capital Ankara. 

"Discussed current political situation and latest developments with Khaled al-Mishri, the president of High Council of State of Libya," Çavuşoğlu said on Twitter.