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Former Ankara mayor ridiculed for believing tweet on discovery of jelly bean reserves in Turkey

The former mayor of the Turkish capital city of Ankara has attracted ridicule as well as sparking a flurry of jokes for believing an...

Former Ankara mayor not to be investigated over Gülen links

Prosecutors have decided that there are no legal grounds to investigate the former mayor of Turkey's capital city due to his relationship with the...

AKP spent ten-digit figure on statues, outdoor furniture in capital city, Ankara mayor says

Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavaş from the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) announced on Monday that the former mayor from the ruling Justice and...

Personal masseuse to former Ankara mayor was on municipal payroll

A Moldovan woman who was employed by the Ankara Municipality during the time in office of former Justice and Development Party (AKP) Mayor Melih Gökçek was...

Ankara mayor files complaint against former mayor over claims of water pollution in capital

Ankara Mayor Mansur Yavaş has filed a criminal complaint against Melih Gökçek, mayor of  Ankara from 1994 to 2017, on allegations of creating panic and fear...

MHP to announce former Ankara mayor as mayoral candidate in local elections: reports

The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is preparing to announce Melih Gökçek, the former mayor of Turkey’s capital who had served in office for 23...

After luring reporters, Ankara mayor says Western journalists disturbed by ‘US founded ISIL’ remark

The mayor of Turkey’s capital of Ankara, Melih Gökçek, who last week was under fire for luring a group of Western journalists to Turkey,...

Head of Turkey’s largest observatory: Magnitude 7.2 earthquake in İstanbul would not be surprising

  Following several minor earthquakes in western Turkey over the past two days, the director of the country’s largest seismology center, the İstanbul-based Kandilli Observatory, said on...

Ankara mayor warns of plans to trigger artificial quake for economic destruction

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Melih Gökçek has warned that foreign countries might be planning to trigger an artificial earthquake in Turkey's Marmara region to...

Karlov’s name given to street in Ankara

The name of Andrey Karlov, the assassinated Russian ambassador to Ankara, was given to a street in the Turkish capital on Tuesday. Ankara Metropolitan Municipality...

Ankara mayor blames Gülen for son’s defeat in chamber of commerce election

Melih Gökçek, the mayor of Turkey’s capital province of Ankara, has blamed the Gülen movement for the defeat of his son, Osman Gökçek, in...

Ankara mayor says God protects, Erdoğan, himself and ministers from attacks

Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek, notorious for his controversial statements, has attracted widespread criticism due to his remarks about God protecting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan,...

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