Government of Turkey

President Erdoğan ousts Boğaziçi University rector

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 15 replaced a top Istanbul university rector whose appointment led to months of student-led protests.

Erdoğan appointed Melih Bulu as rector of Boğaziçi University in January but students started protesting, saying that the appointment of Bulu as rector was contrary to the customs of a 158-year-old university.

Veteran engineer living with bullet in his chest since July 15

A civil engineer who was shot while helping injured civilians on the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul on the night of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt, has been living with a bullet in his chest for five years.

Murat Aksu told daily Hürriyet about what happened on the bridge that night and afterward.

Turkey's finance minister meets with German business leaders

Turkish Finance and Treasury Minister Lütfi Elvan gathered with top managers of German companies on July 13 for introducing investment opportunities in Turkey.

Recalling that the Turkish economy expanded by 1.8% in 2020, Elvan said preliminary data signals positive GDP results in 2021 for Turkey.