Aysel Öymen, Türkiye's first female director general of the Treasury and wife of journalist and former Republican People's Party (CHP) chairman Altan Öymen, has passed away at the age of 96.
Öymen graduated from Ankara University's Faculty of Political Sciences, held various diplomatic posts abroad and became Türkiye's first female director general of the Treasury in 1978.
Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu has kicked off his reelection campaign for the upcoming local elections slated for March 31.
The event held at the Haliç Congress Center on Jan. 5 served as a platform for İmamoğlu to outline his plans for Istanbul's future after the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) reaffirmed his candidacy last month.
In a commemorative ceremony in the capital Ankara yesterday, attendees gathered to pay tribute to İsmet İnönü, one of the esteemed founders of the Turkish Republic and its second president, on the 50th anniversary of his passing.
The commemorative event took place at Anıtkabir, the grounds also housing the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.