Responding to a report about an armed individual, a watchman was injured by a bullet from a colleague's gun that ricocheted. While one of the watchmen was grazed on the head by a bullet shot into the air by one of their colleagues, the two other watchmen sustained stab wounds from the aggressor.
The Governor's Office in the Marmara town of Bursa will demolish 24 school buildings after inspectors determined that they would be risky in the event of an earthquake. Students from 15 of the schools will be transferred to the closest school in their district.
An Istanbul court has sentenced 27 Boğaziçi students each to 10 months in jail on charges of "spreading terror propaganda" for staging a protest on the campus opposing Turkey's Afrin operation. The court postponed the execution of the sentence for 20 students.
Istanbul police have detained 16 people in an operation carried out against members of a Russian criminal organization after determining that they arrived in the city to murder another gang leader. During the raids, the leader of the Russian group, Andri Malyi, two Ukrainians, one Russian, four Georgians and eight Azerbaijanis were detained. Police seized one Kalashnikov rifle, 11 pistols and plenty of bullets in the operation.
A high-speed train that crashed into a locomotive at a station near the capital of Ankara in 2018, resulting in the deaths of nine people, was found to be uninsured, according to a recent statement from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy Deniz Yavuzyılmaz.
Police detained 14 ISIS suspects in anti-terror operations conducted in the capital Ankara and the southern province of Adana on Jan. 29. Those detained in Ankara are suspected of ISIS membership and communicating with the conflict zones abroad, while those in Adana are of Syrian origin.
An injured cat that members of the Antalya Fire Department rescued from the rubble of the 6.8 quake was transported to the Mediterranean city to continue its life as the city's municipal cat. Named "Toros" by the mayor after the city's iconic mountain range, the cat is being treated at the animal hospital.
Following the submission of a bill to parliament by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) that seeks to widen the powers of the watchmen that have been patrolling the streets of Istanbul and other cities in Turkey since 2017, critics are concerned that the government is attempting to create a parallel police force and establish its own army.
Turkey's first professional boxer Garbis Zakaryan, of Armenian descent, was laid to rest in Istanbul's Şişli Armenian Cemetery on Jan. 29. Main opposition CHP MP Tanrıkulu and HDP MP Paylan have criticized the authorities for not having yet named a public sports center after Zakaryan.
A person with the initials İÖ initially became known among the public for filing criminal complaints against people appearing on television debate programs. Those initials kept appearing on complaint petitions. İÖ has been an informant since he was a child, and he has even filed complaints against his own father and uncle, among others. He claims to have provided testimony in the trials of 150 DHKP-C suspects.
Following the disastrous 6.8 Earthquake that struck the southeastern city of Elazığ last week and claimed the lives of 41 people while injuring 1600, thousands of residents are living in tents while at least hundreds are without heating, enduring freezing conditions amid a cold winter. While some tents have heating stoves, others lack them, causing families to endure freezing conditions in a park where the pond has frozen over.
Iranian rapper Amir Tataloo, who was detained on Jan. 28 in Istanbul, has been released from police custody, Radio Free Europe reported. Turkish police told the BBC that Tataloo was detained for “visa violations,” while also confirming that a red alert had been issued for the rapper on drug-related issues.
A 5.4-magnitude earthquake took place in the Mediterranean Sea off southwestern Turkish shores, Turkey's disaster agency said. "An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 occurred at 6.38 p.m. in the Mediterranean Sea off Marmaris shores," AFAD said.
An Egyptian actor who works as a stunt double in Turkish shows was violently beaten in Istanbul when a man mistook him for a Syrian refugee. The man was yelling profanities about Syrians even after the attack was over, which is how Mancy realized what had happened. The actor was on a bus with his sister, sister-in-law and niece who also got hit by the attacker and the actor was treated for a broken nose and a broken arm.
Fifty people will come under investigation for social media posts about the 6.8-magnitude Jan. 24 earthquake, the Ankara Office of the Chief Public Prosecutor said today. "Creating worry, fear and panic among the public" and "insulting the Turkish people, the Republic of Turkey and public institutions" are the charges against said individuals.