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A heavy rainfall has been effective in Istanbul as of the evening hours of July 27 as fires and flash floods have been reported across the city.
Russia’s new ambassador to Turkey, Aleksey Yerhov, presented his letter of credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 28
CHP deputy Tuncay Özkan has said it was a “former football referee” who provided him with the flash drive containing a list of Gülenist military personnel in the army in 2007
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers Faysal Sarıyıldız and Tuğba Hezer Öztürk have been stripped of their statuses as members of parliament in a parliamentary voting on the grounds that they failed to attend parliament for a long time
A proposal to allow “muftis,” religious civil servants within Diyanet, to register and conduct marriages has stirred controversy in Turkey, with many rights organizations as well as CHP and HDP criticizing the issue
Turkey’s Council of State has approved a local court decision on a major copper mine in the Black Sea province of Artvin, a project that has triggered strong reactions and protests by locals and environmentalists.
At least 500 hectares of forest land was reduced to ash due to a fire which started in the Bayındır district of the Aegean province of İzmir on July 25, an official from General Directorate of Forestry said.
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