Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Turkey marks centenary of Atatürk's arrival in Ankara

Turkey on Dec. 27 commemorated the centenary of the arrival of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, in the capital Ankara.

The commemoration events started at Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Atatürk, with the attendance of top officials. Ankara Governor Vasip Sahin laid a wreath on Atatürk's tomb.

Farmers alarmed as Gölbaşı Dam Lake in Turkey’s Bursa dries up

Gölbaşı Dam Lake, one of the main sources of water for Bursa plain's agricultural lands, has dried up by 90 percent.

The dam lake was built by modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in 1933 in a bid to meet the irrigation needs of northwestern Bursa's agricultural lands.

'Turkey should step up efforts on zero target for mother deaths'

Professor Ayşe Akın received a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) award last week in Nairobi, Kenya at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICDP25) for her contribution to the health of women at the global and national levels since 1994, when the first ICDP took place in Cairo, which she had also attended.