Electoral districts of Turkey

Nearly 1.2 million babies born in Turkey in 2019

Almost 1.2 million babies were born in Turkey in 2019, according to data made public by the Interior Ministry's General Directorate of Civil Registration and Citizenship.

Of the 1,180,840 babies born, 8,816 male babies were named Yusuf, and 6,857 male babies were named Eymen.
The most popular names given to female babies were Zeynep, with 13,420, followed by Elif, with 8,586.

‘Intergalactic’ opens new season at Anna Laudel

Istanbul's Anna Laudel gallery will present a group exhibition titled "Intergalactic," showcasing selected artworks of 12 contemporary artists including Beyza Boynudelik, Şafak Çatalbaş, Alper Derinboğaz, Emin Mete Erdoğan, Horasan, Ekin Su Koç, Ali Miharbi, Ali İbrahim Öcal, Özcan Saraç, Meltem Sırtıkara, Merve Şendil and İrem Tok.

More than 350,000 people learned to read, write in 2018: Minister

Some 358,931 people have learned to read and write as part of the "Mobilization for Literacy" campaign launched by the Education Ministry in February 2018, Education Minister Ziya Selçuk has said in response to a parliamentary question submitted by main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) lawmaker Mehmet Ali Çelebi.

CHP MP submits parliamentary question on İzmir ancient site

In a parliamentary question presented to the Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) Murat Bakan has sked when the dewatering process will start for an archeological site in the Aegean province of İzmir, which has recently hit the news after being submerged in flood waters.