Body of wrecked plane to be turned into ‘pita place’

The body of a wrecked plane, which skidded off the runway at Trabzon Airport, located near the city of Trabzon in the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey, back in 2018, will be used as a "pita place" to serve Turkish "pide," a type of pita bread, the province's Yomra Municipality announced on April 1.

UNGA head to visit refugee camps in Turkey

Volkan Bozkır, The Turkish diplomat heading the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), said on March 31 that he will depart on his first official trip since taking office to visit Turkey, Qatar and Azerbaijan.

He said his stops will include Hatay in Turkey where he will meet Syrian refugees and visit the U.N. cross-border humanitarian mechanism.

Montreux Convention is in no way under discussion: Parliament speaker

Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop reiterated that quitting from international treaties, such as Montreux Convention, is not on the agenda of Turkey.

"There is no discussion about the positions we have achieved in the War of Independence, especially in Montreux. We do not even think about such an argument," Şentop told reporters on March 29.

CHP lambasts gov’t over withdrawal from Istanbul Convention

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the chairman of the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), has strongly denounced President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for withdrawing Turkey from the Istanbul Convention that promotes gender rights and stipulates concrete legal and administrative actions to stop the violence against women.

Turkey parliament head denies European Parliament claim

Turkey's parliament speaker on March 13 hit back at baseless, ignorant claims the European Parliament made about Turkey.

"We reject the uninformed, unfounded, and malicious allegations against our country" adopted by the European Parliament's General Assembly on the 10th anniversary of the Syrian conflict, Mustafa Şentop said on Twitter.

Legal action sought against 33 more MPs, says parliament speaker

Turkish Parliament Speaker Mustafa Şentop has informed that the parliament has received summary proceedings against 33 lawmakers, including those from the ranks of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP).

"A total of 33 summary proceedings were sent to the parliament last night. They include the members of the HDP as well," he told the reporters on Feb. 24.