Some politicians fear the fatigue factor, which could force people to go out and break quarantine, but some psychologists and social workers believe lockdowns could strengthen family ties.
From sports clubs to artists, Turkish society is standing united in the fight against the ongoing pandemic.
Millions of residents in Turkey's commercial and cultural hub are staying at home upon government advice, as officials set out plans to combat the coronavirus.
TRT World speaks with four Istanbulites whose age puts them at risk of falling fatally ill from coronavirus. They say they are trying their best to stay in and not worry, but it’s not that simple.
While both sides have traded barbs on the refugee situation, they are working towards finding common ground to diffuse tensions on the Greek border.
Addressing a press conference in capital Ankara, Turkey’s Health Minister Fahrettin Koca said the novel coronavirus patient has been placed in isolation and all his close relatives have been quarantined.
"We will come together in Istanbul next Tuesday" with German Chancellor Merkel and French President Macron, Turkey's President Erdogan says, adding British PM Johnson could join as well.
Napoleon Bonaparte's ambition to establish an empire in the East was crushed in 1799 at the Siege of Acre by Ahmed Jazzar Pasha.
Some Turkish productions are being painted as a soft-power push to enhance the ‘Ottoman narrative’ of the region.
A small storefront in Istanbul’s Bebek neighbourhood called Meshur Bebek Badem Ezmesi (The Famous Bebek Marzipan) sells delicious marzipan (almond paste) sweets a family has been making for five generations.
Leaders of Turkey and US agree by phone that Syrian regime attacks on Turkish troops in northwestern Idlib province were unacceptable, Turkish presidency says.
As Pakistan expects more Turkish investment, Turkey aims to diversify its economic cooperations.
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