Istanbul Music Festival postponed

The 48th Istanbul Music Festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and scheduled to take place between June 2 and June 25, has been postponed to the second half of September 2020 due to extraordinary circumstances created by the global coronavirus (COVID-19) 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.

Turkish farmers continue planting, harvesting as usual

Farmers across Turkey continue works for harvesting and planting while abiding by the measures against the spread of coronavirus and on some occasions with special permissions from local authorities.

Preparations to plant sunflower, corn, beetroot and potato have been completed in the Central Anatolian province of Konya, which is known as the grain silo of the country.