The United States and Turkey's suspension of visa services for each other has greater effects then just on diplomatic relations. Tourists, vacation agencies and local businesses that thrive off of embassy traffic are all experiencing its effects.
Officials say special shelters for around 6,000 Rohingya children, who entered the country without parents, are for their own protection.
A draft law that registers religious marriages under Turkish law is on the cards. Critics say the bill is in conflict with the country’s secular values, but those in favor say it’ll help protect a couple’s marital rights before the law.
Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag was speaking in parliament as putschist fighter jets bombed the building last July 15. He continued speaking and said he would die rather than let the coup plotters win. He speaks to TRT World one year later.
The draft report concludes that US-based Fethullah Gulen and FETO (Fethullah Terrorist Organisation) were behind the July 15 failed putsch that killed close to 250 people and wounded over 2,000.
The main opposition CHP responded to the electoral board's decision by saying it would employ all legal ways to appeal the referendum.
Ties have soured between the two countries after local authorities cancelled a Turkish community rally which Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag was scheduled to address.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday approved a constitutional reform bill, paving the way for a referendum which could bring about an executive presidential system.
The assailant shot dead a police officer and a civilian as he entered the Reina nightclub before opening fire at random inside.
Last week a sexual abuse bill was put forth in the Turkish Parliament, sparking enormous discussion and controversy. Critics say it's an attempt to normalise child marriage, while sponsors contend it will reunite families.
Critics say the law is tantamount to legalising child abuse, but the Turkish government says that view is "completely false."
Current Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communications Binali Yildirim garners 1,405 votes from delegates at AK Party's second extraordinary congress in Ankara and becomes the new chairman.
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