İYİ Party leader vows policies ‘to keep women alive’

İYİ (Good) Party leader Meral Akşener on Nov. 17 pledged to make necessary legislation in the fight against femicide and violence against women if her party comes to power.

Speaking at her party's parliamentary group meeting, Akşener recalled a recent femicide in which yet another woman was brutally murdered by a man while walking on a street in Istanbul.

Istanbul Theater Festival lifts its curtains in Turkish metropolis

The 25th Istanbul Theater Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV), kicked off yesterday in Turkey's largest city.

The festival will present the audience with a program extending from in-person productions to online screenings, from "ear theater" to complimentary panels, talks and reading theaters over the course of one month.

Gov’t, municipalities join forces for transformation in Istanbul

A ministerial commission including representatives of the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, 39 district municipalities, non-governmental organizations, and professional chambers will speed up urban transformation projects in Istanbul, the urbanization minister said on Feb. 21.

Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu attacks CHP head’s comments on Ataşehir mayor

Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has blasted main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu over his comments on Battal İlgezdi, the former CHP mayor of Istanbul’s Ataşehir who was recently removed from office following corruption allegations.