Secularism in Turkey
Erdogan Declares Victory in Turkey’s Presidential Run-Off
A picture of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan outside the presidential palace following the second round of presidential elections, Ankara, 28 May 2023. Photo: EPA-EFE/NECATI SAVAS
Erdoğan vows harmony in legislature, executive, judiciary organs
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan pledged on May 24 to ensure that the legislature, executive and judiciary organs would work in harmony in the coming period.
"We will do this with your support," Erdoğan said at a rally in the capital Ankara.
Victory Party announces its support to Kılıçdaroğlu in runoff
Victory Party Chairman Ümit Özdağ announced on May 24 that they will support Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the candidate of the Nation Alliance, in the presidential election runoff.
Kılıçdaroğlu, Özdağ continue talks for election support
Victory Party Chair Ümit Özdağ said on May 23 that his party will continue discussions with Republican People's Party (CHP) leader and Nation Alliance's presidential candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on the issue of lending support for his candidacy in the presidential election runoff.
Karsu, Civilization Choir perform Atatürk’s favorite songs
Turkish Jazz singer Karsu Dönmez and Antakya Civilizations Choir perform favorite songs of modern Türkiye founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk on the occasion of the Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day on May 19.
Nation marks Youth and Sports Day, commemorates Atatürk
Several ceremonies and celebrations have been held across the country to mark the 104th anniversary of the Commemoration of Ataturk, Youth and Sports Day on May 19, a milestone day for the Turkish War of Independence.
Erdogan rival pledges to repatriate all refugees before Turkey runoff
Tayyip Erdogan's challenger in Turkey's presidential race has sharpened his tone on migrants on Thursday, vowing to send all migrants back to their countries once elected in a May 28 runoff vote.
Turkey’s New Parliament: More Parties and More Women
Members of Turkey's parliament meet at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, TBMM, in Ankara, 2 January 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/STR
The 600-seat parliament will have 16 political parties thanks to the political alliance system that was introduced by the executive presidential system in 2018.
Winner of sculpture competition placed in Taksim Square
A sculpture, which has been selected from 80 works, was placed right next to the Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) in Istanbul's Taksim Square.
A sculpture competition was held in April last year to enrich the architecture of AKM, which underwent a great restoration work and now welcomes art lovers with its renewed face.
Ataturk and the City in North Macedonia that Helped Form Him
In Ankara, it is the building of the first parliament in which the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was founded on April 23, 1920. Today, it serves as the War of Independence Museum. A visit to Anitkabir, where the Ataturk mausoleum is located, is a must when visiting the Turkish capital.