Architects criticize municipality's redevelopment project for Taksim Square

The Chamber of Architects and the Chamber of Urban Planners have reacted negatively to plans that would lead to Istanbul’s iconic Taksim Square being decorated with ponds, small groups of trees and benches, according to a fresh project approved by the local preservation board.

Number of Turkish psychological patients triples in four years: Ministry

The number of Turkish citizens who have applied to undergo psychological treatment tripled between 2009 and 2013, official figures have shown.

Around 3 million people went to the doctor for psychological aid in 2009, with this figure rose to over 9 million in 2013, the Health Ministry said in a response to a parliamentary question.