Category Archives: Canakkale

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.


Large May Day demonstration expected Tuesday

Many Turkish labor unions and workers are expected to hold large demonstrations Tuesday in honor of International Workers’ Day (May Day).

Thousands of people gather for Anzac Day

Thousands of people gather in Gallipoli to honor the 8,000 Australian and New Zealand troops killed during the World War I Gallipoli campaign in 1915.


Turkey celebrates children’s day

Schools, government offices and many private companies will be closed Monday April 23 in honor of Children’s Day.

Turkey’s population smaller than estimated

With Turkey’s census almost completed, the population is smaller than estimated. Estimates put the population around 73 million but it seems closer to 65 million.