A banter between two Istanbul district municipalities about who had the best views turned into a nationwide competition. While the two Istanbul municipalities also compared accomplishments, municipalities from around Turkey sent in their best shots.
Istanbul's Üsküdar Municipality banned roasted sunflower seeds, along with other shelled seeds, to prevent pollution of environment. A cheap alternative, roasted sunflower seeds are a favorite snack for Turkey's population.
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.
Istanbul Municipality will operate ferries 24 hours on Fridays and Saturdays after the practice was implemented for buses, subways and the special vehicles metrobus, it said Feb. 27.