A large piece of air conditioning equipment was removed from the chimney of an ancient palace in Istanbul following public outcry about its installment. The 16th century palace was commissioned by Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificient.
Almost half of Istanbul's residential buildings aren't insured against earthquakes, Earthquake Fortification Association (DEGÜDER) Chair Sinan Türkkan said. Two thirds of buildings older than 20-years-old in the city aren't insured, the chairman added.
A building with a murky past in downtown Ankara is now displaying the Presidency's Communications Directorate's name and seal, daily Cumhuriyet reported. The building used to be owned by businessman Akın İpek who is now a fugitive defendant in the case against U.S.-based Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen.