As Turkey is embroiled in troubles emanating from the civil war in neighbor Syria on the 91st anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Republic, President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan used the occasion to issue a message in support of soldiers defending the 700-year-old tomb of Suleyman Shah, a Turkish enclave in northern Syria.
Today, on Oct. 29, the Turkish Republic is celebrating its 91st birthday.
As the 12th President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan has decided not to use the palace on top of Ankaraâs Ãankaya Hill for the celebration, unlike all his predecessors including the founder of the Republic, Mustafa Kemal AtatÃ¼rk.
Regardless of how firmly the neo-Ottomanists believe they have consolidated themselves at the helm of the Turkish Republic, on the 91st anniversary of its establishment, the Republic is as firmly embraced by the republican, secular and progressive segments of society as ever.
Four Turkish jets have flown over northern Iraq to mark targets of the outlawed Kurdistan Workersâ Party (PKK), according to a statement issued by the Turkish General Staff.
The statement came after three non-uniformed Turkish soldiers were shot dead by masked men in the YÃ¼ksekova district of the southeastern province of Hakkari on Oct. 25.
Dozens of workers from the mining town of Soma began a march to the Turkish capital of Ankara on Oct. 28 to protest the fact that they have not been paid their wages.
Workers employed at the disaster-struck Eynez Mine, where a mining accident claimed the lives of 301 workers in May, said the authorities had not keep their promises following the tragedy.
Energy Minister Taner YÄ±ldÄ±z has announced that time is running out in the flooded Karaman mine as the water level keeps rising a meter every two hours. 'This is the third flooding,' a survivor has said, blaming the operating company 18 workers have been trapped at a coal mine in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman on Oct. 28.