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11 pct of Turkey’s population ‘retired’

More than 9 million retirees live in Turkey, making up 11 percent of the country's total population.

Turkey marks June 30 as Retirees' Day as on June 30, 1927, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, retired.

The number of people aged 65 and older increased from 6.5 million in 2005 to nearly 8 million in 2020, rising 22.5 percent in five years.

Istanbul’s museum home to unmatched Ottoman painting collection

A painting museum on the shores of Istanbul's Bosphorus is home to an Ottoman palace painting collection that continues to draw visitors despite the pandemic.

Following a multi-year restoration project, the National Palaces Painting Museum in Istanbul's Beşiktaş district was reopened by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in January.

Man who spray painted Atatürk statues detained

A man who attacked and spray painted three busts of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ has been caught after police surveillance of some 2,000 hours of CCTV footage.

"The man making provocations over Atatürk has been detained," said Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu in a Twitter post late March 31, thanking the police.