Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Cultural Road Festival kicks off in Adana

Türkiye Cultural Road Festival starts today with the 12th International Orange Blossom Carnival, which is organized every year in Adana and this year included in the scope of the cultural road events.

Türkiye Cultural Road Festival hits the road today in the southern province of Adana, the first leg of the event, and will continue until April 21 with various events.

Turkish police mark 179th anniversary of foundation

The Turkish police force has marked the 179th anniversary of its establishment, with leading chiefs of the organization holding an official ceremony at the mausoleum of modern Türkiye's founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Commencing from the beginning of the week, the country's 81 provinces are witnessing official ceremonies for the anniversary.

Grandson of citizen featured in iconic photo with Ataturk assumes mayorship

In a landmark win for the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), Mehmet Erdem Ural has led the party to victory in the northern province of Tokat's Turhal district after 35 years.

But Ural is distinguished not only for his electoral success but also for his familial ties to a historic moment with modern Türkiye's founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.

Erdoğan accuses the West of 'legitimizing Israel's actions' in Gaza

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized Western nations for "legitimizing" what he termed Israel's massacre in Gaza during an event in the capital Ankara.

"Aren't they the ones who use the concepts of human rights, democracy, freedom and security to justify even the atrocities committed by Israel in Gaza?" Erdoğan said on March 12.