Mansur Yavaş

Turkey summons Chinese envoy over embassy's remarks

The Turkish Foreign Ministry on April 6 summoned the Chinese ambassador to Ankara over the Chinese Embassy's social media posts that caused discomfort.

The discomfort caused by the embassy's Twitter posts was conveyed to Chinese Ambassador Liu Shaobin, said an official on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Ankara, UN ink pact to help women, children

Turkey's capital and the U.N. Population Fund (UNFPA) inked a cooperation protocol to support women, children and young adults.

Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavaş and UNFPA Turkey representative Hassan Mohtashami signed the protocol to support health and protection services for women, children and young adults with special needs, said a statement by the mayor's office.

Turkish president welcomes Qatari emir in Ankara

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Nov. 26 welcomed Qatar's Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani with an official ceremony in the capital Ankara.

Al Thani arrived in Ankara to attend the sixth meeting of the Turkey-Qatar Supreme Strategic Committee.

He was welcomed by a ceremony at the presidential complex, and the two leaders met one-to-one following the event.

CHP mayors will continue aid campaigns despite donation ban: Main opposition leader

Municipalities being run by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) will continue to deliver aid to families in need due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak despite the blocks imposed by the government, the head of the party said, calling on the government to coordinate efforts for the sake of society during these difficult days.

CHP condemns gov’t for blocking municipalities’ COVID-19 donation campaign 

Main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy chair Seyit Torun has lambasted a decision by the Interior Ministry to block CHP-run municipalities' donation campaigns to help those hit hardest by the economic consequences of the novel coronavirus outbreak.  

Interior Ministry says CHP municipalities not abiding by law in donation campaigns

Turkey's Interior Ministry has said that municipalities run by the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) are "not abiding by the laws" in donation campaigns they launched during the coronavirus outbreak.

In a circular, the ministry said the municipalities need to get permission from the corresponding governor's offices for the launched donation campaigns.

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