African workers supersede Georgians in tea picking

Workers from African countries, who filled the void to pick tea in the northern province of Rize last year after the border was sealed for Georgian workers due to the coronavirus pandemic, have lent a hand to Turkish tea plantation owners this year too.

Workers from Gambia, Senegal, Sudan and Zambia, residing in Turkey with work permits, flocked to Rize to pick tea.

Erdoğan's lawyers file complaints over CHP leader's 'political murder' remarks

Lawyers of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan filed a criminal complaint to the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office on Oct. 18 regarding the allegation of "political murders" by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu and İYİ (Good) Party executives.

Turkey’s 3 biggest cities fall under low-risk category of coronavirus

Turkey's top three metropolitan cities fell under the category of low-risk provinces as the most recent COVID-19 infections rates revealed on Aug. 28. 


Health Minister Fahrettin Koca shared the latest weekly infection rates data for COVID-19 across the 81 provinces for Aug. 14 to 20.

Rainfall reached Turkey: torrent carries everything; bridges collapsed VIDEO / PHOTO

Heavy rains affected the province of Rize, as well as other areas, and torrents and landslides caused great material damage.
Many residential and business buildings were flooded, as well as agricultural land.
Many businesses in the industrial zone in Murgul, Artvin, were also flooded.