One of China's biggest mobile phone maker Tecno Mobile has begun manufacturing in Turkey with an investment of $35 million, a company statement said on May 24.
"We plan to employ around 1,000 people at our production facility at Istanbul's Pendik district in the first year of trading," said Hank Li, Tecno Mobile's Turkey manager.
The main causes of nearly 18,000 fires that occurred in the first 10 months of 2020 in Istanbul were cigarette butts and electrical short circuits, according to data from the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality.
The number of fires in 2020 decreased by 7 percent compared to the same period of the previous year, the report said.
Three people were killed and 179 were injured when a plane skidded off an airport runway in Istanbul and split into three pieces, News Sky reported.
The accident involving the Boeing 737-800 occurred at the Sabiha Gokcen airport.
The flight was operated by Pegasus Airlines and carried 177 passengers onboard and six crew members.
Many are hospitalized.
Customs enforcement officers in Istanbul's Pendik port have caught seven undocumented Iranian migrants, wrapped in aluminum foil in order to hide from an x-ray detector, on an 18-wheeler truck en route to Italy.
Sixty percent of refugee children in Turkey have at least one type of psychological illness, according to Dr. Veysi Çeri from the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Department at Marmara University's Pendik Training and Education Hospital.