The municipal assembly of the northwestern province of Bolu has accepted Mayor Tanju Özcan's proposal to charge a tenfold fee for the water bills and solid waste taxes of foreigners, mostly directed towards refugees who have settled in the city after fleeing war in Syria.
Main Opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu criticized the government's handling of forest fires while urging for an urgent strategy against climate change.
Listing what needs to be done regarding the fires, Kılıçdaroğlu said, "We need to start preparing our country for new climate crises immediately."
Ljubljana – Prime Minister Janez Janša and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda have called on EU member countries to provide aid to Lithuania in the face of “ongoing critical security situation” on the Lithuanian-Belarus border due to illegal migration. Protection of the EU’s external border is our common responsibility, Janša said in a Tweet.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Saturday the detention of the suspected person that may be involved in forest fires in the country.
"One person has been detained in connection with the fire in Milas. Our debt is to find those setting our forests on fire," he said at a press conference in Marmaris broadcast by NTV channel.
The predominantly anti-vax protesters received onsite support and words of encouragement from several opposition politicians, including far-right leader Marian Kotleba from the People's Party - Our Slovakia (LSNS). He oversaw the demonstration with MPs from the leftist SMER-SD party, prompting talk of future cooperation between the two parties.