İsmailağa jamia leader Ustaosmanoğlu dead at 93

Mahmut Ustaosmanoğlu, a Turkish Sufi sheikh and the leader of the influential İsmailağa Jamia of the Naqshbandi-Khalidiyya Tariqah, died on June 23 at the age of 93.

According to a statement by the tariqah, his funeral service will be held on June 24, in Istanbul's Fatih district where the movement is centered.

Erdoğan, UN chief discuss initiatives to end crisis caused by Russia-Ukraine war

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and U.N. secretary-general on June 20 spoke over phone and discussed initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine war, Türkiye's Communications Directorate said in a statement.

The call addressed the initiatives aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis caused by the Russia-Ukraine war, according to the statement. 

President Erdoğan vows continued investment in Turkey’s eastern provinces

The government will continue its investments in the country's eastern provinces for prosperity and fair development of the entire country, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, stressing that they are not discriminating against anyone because of their ethnicity.

The UN Recognized Turkey’s New Name

From today, the English name of Turkey will be written as Turkiye. This was stated by UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric.

In a statement to the Anatolian Agency Dujarric said the organization had received a letter from the Turkish Foreign Minister regarding a change in the country's name, and the change takes effect on the day the letter is received.

Over 560,000 people visit Çamlıca Tower

More than 560,000 people have visited the Çamlıca Tower in Istanbul since it opened on May 21, 2021, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoğlu has said.

Situated on a hill in the Üsküdar district overlooking Turkey's largest city, the hi-tech communications tower has the capacity to air 100 FM radio broadcasts at the same time.

Erdoğan reiterates vow 'to fight terrorists in northern Syria'

Turkey will continue to fight against terrorists in northern Syria until they are eradicated, the nation's president said on May 29.

"We are fighting against terrorists in northern Syria and we will continue it until they will be rooted out," Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said at an event at Ataturk Airport marking the 569th anniversary of the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul.

Turkey pursuing suitable economic policy: Erdoğan

Turkey's president on May 27 spoke in support of the country's economic policy program, underlining that it is consistent and suitable given the current situation in the world.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made a speech at the opening ceremony of the headquarters of the Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey (DEİK) in Istanbul.