Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has taken part in a ceremony to replant the country’s oldest olive tree, which was uprooted after 945 years, at the site of a “green life expo” in Antalya
Mustafa Vehbi Koc, chairman of Turkey’s biggest group of companies, died at a hospital in Istanbul on Thursday after a heart attack. He was 55. Koç Holding said in a statement that funeral prayers for Koç would be performed at Teşvikiye Mosque on Jan. 24 and that he would be laid to rest in the family grave at Zincirlikuyu Cemetery.
Restoration of Narmanlı Inn has begun with heavy equipment entering the inn, Beyoğlu Urban Defense and Archeologists Association İstanbul Branch has submitted a petition of complaint to Protection Region Directorate.
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