CHP reveals Istanbul, Ankara mayoral candidates for local elections

The main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) has nominated Ekrem İmamoğlu, the mayor of Istanbul's Beylikdüzü district, to run for Istanbul province in the upcoming local elections in March 2019, while announcing Mansur Yavaş, a former CHP mayoral candidate for 2014 elections, to run for Ankara, the country's capital city.

Erdoğan slams CHP’s newly elected Istanbul chair, says posts ‘insult nation’

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) newly elected Istanbul province chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu over her previous Twitter posts, stating that the posts amount to “enmity of the nation.”

Court arrests 11 suspects in case of bomb-laden minibus found in Istanbul

A court in Istanbul on Dec. 28 ordered the arrest of a total of 11 suspects in the case of a bomb-laden minibus found in the Bahçelievler district of Istanbul on Dec. 13, the same day as the extraordinary meeting of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) also in Istanbul, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.