Government of Turkey

Turkey witnesses 251 femicides in a year: Minister


Turkey has witnessed some 251 femicides in a year as of Nov. 15, Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said in a video-conference meeting with governors of all 81 provinces.

"The number of femicides in the whole of 2020 was 268. It seems that the number [of femicides] in 2021 will surpass that of last year," Soylu noted.

Turkish banking sector is very strong: Central Bank head

The Turkish banking sector is "very strong," said the Central Bank governor on Nov. 25 after meeting with public and private banking officials and bank CEOs.

The Turkish banking sector is also one of the most successful ones in the world, Şahap Kavcıoğlu told a group journalists after the meeting in Istanbul, Turkey's commercial capital.

Maarif Foundation plays key role in ensuring equal educational opportunities: Erdoğan

The Turkish Maarif Foundation plays an important role not only in eliminating the destruction caused by the FETÖ group but also in ensuring equal opportunities in education in the countries where it is located, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Nov. 25.

Erdoğan sent a video message to the "Istanbul Education Summit" organized by the Turkish Maarif Foundation in Istanbul.

CHP leader to begin public rallies to push for early polls

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said he will do whatever is necessary for early polls to take place and announced that he will start public rallies to let the voices of those who want snap elections as soon as possible be heard by the government and its ally.

İYİ Party leader calls for early elections


Opposition İYİ Party leader Meral Akşener on Nov. 24 called for early elections, criticizing the government's economic policies.

The Turkish nation is getting poorer with the latest economic difficulties, she said, addressing her party's weekly parliamentary group meeting.

In just one week, Turkey's debt increased by 1.9 trillion liras, Akşener stated.

Elections will be held as scheduled, in 2023: Erdoğan

The next presidential and parliamentary polls will be held in June 2023 and there will be no early polls before this date, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, calling on his Justice and Development Party (AKP) fellows to work harder to be re-elected into government in what he called "the country's most vital elections ever."