The smog seen in Istanbul for the last three days is due to intense air pollution, experts have stated, warning that citizens should not spend much time outside in the early hours of the day.
The fog that started to form in the early hours on the first days of the year in Istanbul increased with the sun rising.
A taxi application has announced that the most traveled districts in Istanbul are Kadıköy and Ataşehir on the Anatolian side, and Beşiktaş and Şişli on the European side in 2022.
The highest number of trips took place around 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., while taxis were more preferred between 9 p.m. and 1 a.m. on the weekends, according to BiTaksi's 2022 usage habits index.
Citizens in many parts of the country, especially in Istanbul, the capital Ankara and western province of İzmir, have welcomed the new year with various events, while a group of people in the southern province of Antalya celebrated the arrival of the new year by entering the sea at a temperature of 10 degrees.
Türkiye celebrates the 99th anniversary of Republic Day on Oct. 29 with official ceremonies and a series of events held throughout the country, its representations abroad and Turkish Cyprus.
Celebrations began with state officials' visit to Anıtkabir, the mausoleum of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, in the capital Ankara.