Ministry to further step up efforts on illegal migration

Interior Ali Yerlikaya Minister has announced that the measures to detect and combat illegal migration will continue to intensify following the evening inspections conducted last week.

The fight against irregular migration has been identified as a top priority by the ministry, with efforts being made not only in Istanbul but also across all 81 provinces, Yerlikaya said.

Over 46,000 irregular migrants deported this year: Minister


A total of 46,633 individuals who entered the country irregularly have been deported since the beginning of this year, Interior Minister Yerlikaya has informed.

In a recent statement posted on his social media account, he further stated that the deportation proceedings of an additional 17,964 foreigners are still ongoing.

Couple works summer, hits roads in caravan in winter

A Turkish couple who bought a caravan with the money earned by selling their wedding jewelry is working during the summer but touring the country with their caravan in the winter.

According to a report by the daily Milliyet, it was the year 2018 when Büşra and Murat Yerlikaya decided to buy a trailer.

Turkish pentathlete becomes European champion

Turkish pentathlete İlke Özyüksel bagged a gold medal on Nov. 20 in the Modern Pentathlon U24 Junior European Championships in Drzonkow, Poland.

"I'm very happy to have achieved such success during the coronavirus [pandemic]. Although it was the beginning of the season, we achieved our best," Özyüksel told Anadolu Agency.

Food aid planned for Istanbul’s vulnerable groups

Food packages will be distributed to some 50,000 people in Istanbul as part of measures taken to slow the spread of the coronavirus, the city's governor has announced.

The recipients of the aid will be people who are over the age of 65 and those with chronic diseases, people who live alone and are not able to look after themselves, as well as low-income groups, said Ali Yerlikaya.

Questions linger after decree law limiting matchmaking shows in Turkey

The future of TV dating shows in Turkey remains under a cloud after a state of emergency decree published on April 29, with the country's television watchdog saying a "study is under way" on the matter. 

"We are having the legal consultancy department conduct a study," RTÜK chair Prof. Dr. İlhan Yerlikaya told daily Hürriyet.