Erdo?an's Baykal move before Davuto?lu's coalition talks

Turkish President Tayyip Erdo?an, not Prime Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu, made the first political move after the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) lost its parliamentary majority in the recent election, meeting with Deniz Baykal, the former head of the social democratic Republican People?s Party (CHP) on June 10.

Number of foreign visitors to Turkey decreases by 8.1 pct in April

The number of foreign people visiting Turkey decreased by 8.1 percent in April from the same months of the previous year, according to data from the Tourism Ministry. 

"The number of foreign visitors decreased to 2.43 million in April, an 8.1 percent decrease from the same period of 2014, upon the temporary figures of the Turkish National Police," said the ministry on May 27. 

Russian and Norwegian residents protest against waste facility's smell in Antalya

A group of residents in the resort town of Kemer, including Norwegians and Russians, held a protest by blocking the road against the waste facility in southern Turkey.

The waste facility of Antalya Water and Waste Water Department (ASAT) under the Antalya Municipality is causing a foul smell in Antalya?s Merkez neighborhood, according to its residents.