Category Archives: Izmir

1 dead and 2 injured in Izmir bombing

Two separate explosions hit Izmir’s Sirinyer district Tuesday. Police said a bomb caused the second explosion. The bombing killed one person and injured two.


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Ramadan begins

Muslims in Turkey celebrate the start of the holy month of Ramadan Thursday.



Turkey to celebrate independence day

Thursday August 30 is Turkey’s independence day. Government offices, banks, schools and many businesses will be closed for the day.

AK Party is re-elected

Turkish voters re-elect the Justice and Development Party (AKP) Sunday. With almost 47% of the overall vote it is estimated that AKP will hold 341 seats in parliament.


Turkey prepares for general elections

Turkish political parties are stepping up the heat with less than one week until general elections. Over 42 million people are expected to show up at the polls Sunday.


Public Holiday announced due to extreme heat

Istanbul, Izmir and Bursa announce a public holiday for people with chronic illnesses, disabilities or pregnancy for Tuesday and Wednesday because of the heat.


Turkish officials reviewing property sales for tax fraud

The Finance Ministry is reviewing property sales to foreigners in Turkey’s costal areas. It wants to reduce the rate of real estate related tax evasion (40%).