A shocking video has emerged of a cross being ripped down from the entrance of an Armenian church in Istanbul's Kuzguncuk neighborhood. The incident comes just a few weeks after another attack on an Armenian church in Istanbul’s Bakırköy district.
Two main opposition CHP deputies are facing investigations for criticizing Fahrettin Altun, one of the top aides of President Erdoğan, over an illegal construction carried out on a land rented by the aide in Istanbul's Üsküdar district.
Four journalists of the opposition Cumhuriyet newspaper have given their testimonies to the Istanbul police station over a news report concerning illegal construction undertaken by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s aide Fahrettin Altun on a land in Istanbul’s Kuzguncuk neighborhood. The journalists said that the news piece in question does not have "a purpose of showing Altun as a target" and "was penned for the purpose of journalism."
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's aide Fahrettin Altun has filed a criminal complaint against CHP's Istanbul provincial chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu after she threw her support behind CHP Üsküdar district head Suat Özçağdaş who is accused of taking photographs of a property rented by Altun. The property in question is at the center of a public controversy after a report revealed that an illegal construction was undertaken on it.
Singer Şükriye Tutkun and art director Yudum Yontan, two neighbors of Presidential Communications Director Fahrettin Altun and his wife Fatmanur Altun, has come to their defense over reports of his illegal construction in Istanbul's Kuzguncuk neighborhood. They said that the land that the construction was made was a dump where drug addicts were dwelling in, hence finding the construction a positive move for the neighborhood.