Istanbul Airport breaks record for number of flights, passengers

Istanbul Airport broke a new record on the number of daily flights and passengers on April 30, with the beginning of the three-day Eid holiday, the first holiday after two years of strict coronavirus pandemic measures, the country's transportation and infrastructure minister has said.

Library named after Hürriyet columnist inaugurated in Istanbul

A library named after daily Hürriyet's columnist Doğan Hızlan has been inaugurated by Turkish Education Minister Mahmut Özer inside a high school in Istanbul's Beşiktaş district.

Speaking at the opening ceremony on April 20, Hızlan advised young people to read books, saying, "Everybody should learn their native language well, and this can only be obtained by reading books."

Meteorologists declare ‘orange alert’ for Istanbul

The Turkish State Meteorological Service has issued a "heavy precipitation and downpour" warning for two regions and four provinces and has declared an "orange alert" for the country's largest metropolis Istanbul against rains and strong winds.

"Orange alert" is rarely issued, which signifies a possibility of damage and loss in a "dangerous weather situation."

Ukrainian embassy in Turkey launches aid campaign

An aid campaign has been launched by the Ukrainian Embassy in Ankara after Russia's attack on the country and a total of $10,800, along with 900,000 Turkish Liras, were collected as of late Feb. 26, a statement from the embassy said.

"This money will be used to strengthen the Ukrainian army and the defense of our country, down to the last penny," the embassy tweeted.