With an average age of farmers estimated at 58, Türkiye, as in the rest of the world, is facing an aging crisis in the farming and agriculture sector, an expert has warned, suggesting that incentive policies to encourage young people living in cities to return to villages and engage in farming practices are need of the hour.
Following a voting session in the Turkish parliament, the heads of specialized commissions have been determined, with former ministers taking leadership positions in commissions relevant to their respective fields.
During the general assembly meetings, the commissions convened to select the members of the Presidential Council.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at the cornerstone ceremony for the Belgrade-Sarajevo highway in Sremska Raca, Serbia, 8 October 2019. Photo: EPA-EFE/KOCA SULEJMANOVIC
They sent messages over the weekend via social media, and paid visits and joined meetings and political rallies in Turkey itself.
A group attacked Nation Alliance vice presidential candidate and İstanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu's election bus with stones during his rally in the eastern province of Erzurum on May 7, as some of those who attended the rally were injured.
İmamoglu said that a maximum of 300-400 "instigated people" organized the attack, but the police did not interfere with these people.