Central Anatolia Region

How a live broadcast with Akar was canceled

On the night of the coup attempt on July 15, 2016, movement was observed at the Akıncı Air Base, which was used by the coup plotters as a headquarters, particularly in the VIP lounge, just across from the commander room. 

According to statements from Air Maj. Gen. Kubilay Selçuk, one of the defendants of the Akıncı case, the incident occurred a little while after it got dark. 

Eight killed, 34 injured after passenger bus overturns in Turkish capital

Some eight people were killed and another 34 were injured early on May 27 when a passenger bus overturned in the Kalecik district of Ankara, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

The bus driven by Sedat Gürer overturned in the Çankırı-Çandır junction while it was heading to Ankara from Kastamonu.

A number of ambulances were immediately dispatched to the scene.

French mission in Turkey mourns colleague killed in balloon accident in Cappadocia

The French diplomatic mission in Turkey is mourning the death of Deputy Consul Vincent Caumontat, who was killed in a hot air balloon accident in the touristic area of Cappadocia in Central Anatolia on April 9.

"This tragic loss has shaken us," said Bertrand Buchwalter, the French consul general to Istanbul, after a ceremony at the consulate building on April 10.