Middle East News http://feed.informer.com/digests/YOIQWNL8IM/feeder Middle East News Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 11 Jun 2015 09:05:19 -0400 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Ankara to ask Prague’s support on ties with EU https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ankara-to-ask-pragues-support-on-ties-with-eu-197766 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:f6a4898a-d505-db94-182c-1df06fcc12db Mon, 24 Jun 2024 08:46:13 -0400 Ankara will voice its expectations from Prague for the improvement of the Türkiye-European Union relationship during Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavsky’s visit to Ankara on June 24 and 25. Türkiye 31 suspects detained in ISIL operations across Türkiye https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/31-suspects-detained-in-isil-operations-across-turkiye-197765 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:39aaa4fd-f43f-0f51-61db-19445984224f Mon, 24 Jun 2024 08:37:29 -0400 Turkish authorities have detained 31 suspects in a series of operations against ISIL, Interior Minister Ali Yerlikaya announced on June 24. Türkiye EU accuses Apple of breaking bloc's digital rules https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/eu-accuses-apple-of-breaking-blocs-digital-rules-197763 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:c5e517b4-9a5e-df40-a1c3-89e6dde35cd5 Mon, 24 Jun 2024 08:29:48 -0400 Apple risks billions of euros in fines after the European Union on Monday accused the iPhone maker of violating the bloc's landmark digital rules by hindering competition on its App Store. Economy Finance minister hosts CHP officials to discuss policies https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/finance-minister-hosts-chp-officials-to-discuss-policies-197762 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:5615a328-e42e-72b7-ddc4-475bc7de7eea Mon, 24 Jun 2024 07:49:32 -0400 Treasury and Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek met with main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) deputy leader for economic affairs Yalçın Karatepe on June 24, marking a move in the ongoing "softening" and "normalization" period in the Turkish politics. Türkiye Over 20,000 children missing due to Gaza war: Aid group https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/over-20-000-children-missing-due-to-gaza-war-aid-group-197760 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:ed469c7a-3478-06e7-8b2b-55f557c7c6d4 Mon, 24 Jun 2024 07:00:19 -0400 The ongoing conflict in Gaza has left an estimated 21,000 children missing, with many feared trapped under rubble, detained or separated from their families, according to a report released by Save the Children on June 24. World Brussels targets Russia's LNG ghost fleet in new sanctions https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/brussels-targets-russias-lng-ghost-fleet-in-new-sanctions-197757 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:7e13239c-0451-9d04-0550-e62e67e9dfc0 Mon, 24 Jun 2024 06:34:03 -0400 The European Union yesterday slapped new sanctions on Russia over its war on Ukraine, targeting Moscow’s shadow fleet of tankers moving liquefied natural gas through Europe as well as several companies. Economy N Macedonia swears in PM amid tensions with EU neighbours https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n-macedonia-swears-in-pm-amid-tensions-with-eu-neighbours-197756 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:f84bed9a-4b3a-b70f-db1f-85abe19a8e57 Mon, 24 Jun 2024 05:59:27 -0400 North Macedonia's new prime minister Hristijan Mickoski started his first day in office Monday following a late-night parliamentary vote, likely setting the country on a collision course with EU neighbours Greece and Bulgaria. World New law bans social media use for active duty Turkish army personnel https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-law-bans-social-media-use-for-active-duty-turkish-army-personnel-197755 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:eb7b6fea-6371-1ae4-4910-ffc564255304 Mon, 24 Jun 2024 05:27:32 -0400 A newly enacted law has prohibited military personnel from sharing social media posts on any platform while serving in barracks or at duty stations across the country and cross-border operation zones. Türkiye Electrical fault triggers deadly wildfire in southeastern region: Report https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/electrical-fault-triggers-deadly-wildfire-in-southeastern-region-report-197754 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:e8123a2b-0c53-c750-5cc1-72f3a95a221d Mon, 24 Jun 2024 05:16:20 -0400 The major agricultural fire in the country's southeastern region has been caused by a malfunction on an electrical pole, killing 15 people, according to a preliminary expert report. Türkiye Türkiye tops European countries in rent increase https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkiye-tops-european-countries-in-rent-increase-197748 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:58e3d30a-d29a-7e7b-0711-676f8f612a4c Mon, 24 Jun 2024 03:32:07 -0400 Türkiye has recorded the highest annual increase in rent among European Union members and EU candidate countries, according to data from Eurostat. Economy Demand expected to shift to used cars after July https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/demand-expected-to-shift-to-used-cars-after-july-197746 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:0a397fb8-894b-de37-e37c-dcff09972efb Mon, 24 Jun 2024 03:19:40 -0400 Consumer demand is expected to shift toward used cars as a new safety regulation and tariffs on Chinese will push up prices of brand-new cars. Economy Work initiated to address sexist, violent language in Turkish expressions https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/work-initiated-to-address-sexist-violent-language-in-turkish-expressions-197745 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:f558c0b3-757e-e2e1-ecab-90bb27999b2e Mon, 24 Jun 2024 02:43:05 -0400 The Family and Social Services Ministry along with the Turkish language body have initiated a joint effort to address the use of everyday expressions containing violent and sexist tone. Türkiye Tuz Lake emerges as hub for healing tourism https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tuz-lake-emerges-as-hub-for-healing-tourism-197744 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:6afb0f21-5f10-3729-ea64-0b0e8307d9a5 Mon, 24 Jun 2024 02:39:13 -0400 Tuz Lake has welcomed scores of people from both within the country and around the world as a healing tourism destination, with the season recently kicking off at the lake located in the Central Anatolia region. Türkiye Wine and Viticulture from Ottoman times to Turkish Republic https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/opinion/aylin-oney-tan/wine-and-viticulture-from-ottoman-times-to-turkish-republic-197743 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:2556d924-1b33-4297-f437-8a6c19464902 Mon, 24 Jun 2024 02:37:27 -0400 Three Turkish ladies talking about vineyards in Türkiye in front of an audience of academics in France, and what they talk about is totally new to the audience. This happened earlier this month in Tours, however, it was not a wine connoisseurs’ event, but a food history conference. It was the ninth edition of the International Conference on the History and Cultures of Food, an event that gathers food historians from around the globe. The conference is organized by The European Institute for the History and Culture of Foods or L’Institut Européen d’Histoire et des Cultures de l’Alimentation (IEHCA), which is affiliated with the University of Tours, and is one of the most important food studies research networks in Europe. The institute brings together leading international experts in the field of food cultures, organizes regular conferences on various topics and provides training in the field of “Food Cultures and Heritage.” This particular conference we attended aims to be a scientific event of reference, a meeting place and an essential forum for all those who work towards a better understanding of food. In that context, our session titled “Wine Vineyards in the Ottoman Empire and Türkiye” truly did bring a better understanding of viticulture in Türkiye from Ottoman times to today. The idea to organize such a session came from Dr. Özge Samancı, head of the Department of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts at Özyeğin University. She has attended all previous nine conferences, for me it was the third. Our third presenter was Ece Cankat, a research assistant at the Department of Hotel Management, of the same university. Arts & Life Star Wars fans hone their lightsaber dueling skills https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/star-wars-fans-hone-their-lightsaber-dueling-skills-197738 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:048c3a45-3529-4c24-451a-f815c4926f3f Mon, 24 Jun 2024 02:26:13 -0400 The Jedi Knight Academy, founded in 2019, is a lightsaber combat and choreography school in Mexico City and a dream come true for fans of the Star Wars franchise Arts & Life Russia blames US for deadly missile attack on Crimea https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/russia-blames-us-for-deadly-missile-attack-on-crimea-197737 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:79fe85fa-3fdb-1a30-192a-74ff4bdd9fe1 Mon, 24 Jun 2024 02:09:12 -0400 Russia on Sunday said the United States had responsibility for a Ukrainian missile attack on Russian-annexed Crimea, which it said killed four people, including two children, and wounded over 100. World Gaza war blocks exams and shatters Palestinian pupils' dreams https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/gaza-war-blocks-exams-and-shatters-palestinian-pupils-dreams-197736 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:03106dbc-0bd3-4d8b-79d4-6708a9c95081 Mon, 24 Jun 2024 02:00:55 -0400 Teenagers across the Gaza Strip should have been taking their final exams this month, a last hurdle before university and lifelong dreams, but the war in the Palestinian territory has crushed those hopes. World Netanyahu says 'intense' phase of Gaza war nearing end, warns Lebanon war could be next https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/netanyahu-says-intense-phase-of-gaza-war-nearing-end-warns-lebanon-war-could-be-next-197735 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:4740e632-dbdc-7ba6-ca90-5298d7ecdec1 Mon, 24 Jun 2024 01:48:40 -0400 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that the current phase of fighting against Hamas in Gaza is winding down, setting the stage for Israel to send more troops to its northern border to confront the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. World Gunmen kill at least 15 in terror attacks on Dagestan churches, synagogues https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/gunmen-kill-at-least-15-in-terror-attacks-on-dagestan-churches-synagogues-197734 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:4abbbb08-fc07-7a87-63a5-56eca52668d9 Mon, 24 Jun 2024 01:12:03 -0400 More than 15 police officers and several civilians, including an Orthodox priest, were killed by armed militants in Russia’s southern republic of Dagestan on Sunday, its governor Sergei Melikov said in a video statement early Monday. World Gunmen kill at least 19 in terror attacks on Dagestan churches, synagogues https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/gunmen-kill-at-least-15-in-terror-attacks-on-dagestan-churches-synagogues-197734 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:98eb6cc2-10b4-e02b-b4c3-083ce1d8ff36 Mon, 24 Jun 2024 01:12:00 -0400 More than 19 police officers and several civilians, including an Orthodox priest, were killed by armed militants in Russia’s southern republic of Dagestan on Sunday, its governor Sergei Melikov said in a video statement early Monday. World Dozens of illegal migrants caught off western coasts https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/dozens-of-illegal-migrants-caught-off-western-coasts-197732 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:6fbf46f4-8782-609b-2e3b-acd97e1bf8f7 Sun, 23 Jun 2024 09:36:14 -0400 Turkish authorities have apprehended dozens of illegal migrants in the Aegean Sea, including those reportedly pushed back by Greece, officials said on June 23. Türkiye Parliament returns to busy week post-Eid break https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/parliament-returns-to-busy-week-post-eid-break-197731 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:0e5a3ef7-2733-ca59-1f2b-6653586d6ece Sun, 23 Jun 2024 08:46:00 -0400 The Turkish parliament is set to resume its sessions this week following a break for the Eid al-Adha holiday, with a packed agenda that includes discussions on crypto assets, educational reforms judicial changes and stray dogs. Türkiye Türkiye updates top security doc to include 'parallel structures' https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkiye-updates-top-security-doc-to-include-parallel-structures-197728 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:d2882a75-e25a-c6d3-5891-da33918494a4 Sun, 23 Jun 2024 07:45:47 -0400 Türkiye's top secret national security document, colloquially known as the "red book," now reportedly includes new measures to combat "parallel structurings within the state." Türkiye Marking 100th year of Turkish-Czech friendship https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/marking-100th-year-of-turkish-czech-friendship-197727 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:2a0ad301-a220-9034-3f44-5dd0b72a234a Sun, 23 Jun 2024 07:41:31 -0400 I am very happy to visit Ankara exactly one hundred years since our countries entered diplomatic relations. For me, this is a great opportunity to pay homage to our Presidents and founding fathers, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk, who oversaw the birth of our friendship treaty and diplomatic relations in 1924. Türkiye Israel discussing third phase of Gaza war: Defense chief https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/israel-discussing-third-phase-of-gaza-war-defense-chief-197726 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:da99a340-5dc4-351a-5e3d-fda9e4b13f47 Sun, 23 Jun 2024 07:39:49 -0400 Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant was headed to Washington yesterday for "critical" talks including those on the third phase of the war in the Gaza war. World German intel identifies PKK as major threat to country https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/german-intel-identifies-pkk-as-major-threat-to-country-197724 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:2f85bcde-64fb-c390-5630-3a641707c153 Sun, 23 Jun 2024 07:35:55 -0400 Germany considers the PKK terrorist organization as one of the most foremost threats to the country due to its extensive illegal activities related to recruitment and extortion, Berlin’s domestic intelligence organization has said. Türkiye Istanbul introduces ‘panic button’ in taxis https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/istanbul-introduces-panic-button-in-taxis-197721 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:a229cc60-61d5-0fa1-9cd8-3a2a28a221d8 Sun, 23 Jun 2024 06:15:10 -0400 Due to an increase in attacks on taxi drivers, a “panic button” feature is being implemented in Istanbul as a new safety measure. Türkiye June sees fivefold increase in forest fires in Türkiye https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/june-sees-fivefold-increase-in-forest-fires-in-turkiye-197720 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:0e623198-65e4-a4de-4c87-d78c39ee13c7 Sun, 23 Jun 2024 06:14:04 -0400 In June, record-breaking temperatures across various cities in Türkiye have led to a fivefold increase in forest fires compared to last year. Türkiye New Caledonia activists sent to France for detention https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-caledonia-activists-sent-to-france-for-detention-197719 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:cdbe44a2-8c87-064c-005b-b761b1c5a970 Sun, 23 Jun 2024 06:11:59 -0400 Seven independence activists linked to a group accused of orchestrating deadly riots last month in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia have been sent to mainland France for pre-trial detention, a local prosecutor said on Sunday. World Philippines ‘won't be intimidated’ amid China row https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/philippines-wont-be-intimidated-amid-china-row-197718 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:ec82ece8-dbdb-aa0f-b7a7-469556659e5f Sun, 23 Jun 2024 06:10:31 -0400 President Ferdinand Marcos said on Sunday the Philippines "will not be intimidated" by anyone after a violent clash between the Filipino navy and the Chinese Coast Guard in the South China Sea. World Crypto exchange BtcTurk hit by cyberattack https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/crypto-exchange-btcturk-hit-by-cyberattack-197716 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:94e72ee7-1a92-4e87-4d09-61f67c2a5aae Sun, 23 Jun 2024 05:58:23 -0400 BtcTurk, one of Türkiye’s foremost cryptocurrency exchanges, said that it has been hit by a cyberattack Economy Energy Minister proposes establishing ‘mega grid’ https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/energy-minister-proposes-establishing-mega-grid-197715 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:8e02ea1f-e507-968e-f63f-2ec758426c22 Sun, 23 Jun 2024 05:56:42 -0400 Energy Minister Alparslan Bayraktar has urged member countries of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to work together to establish a “mega grid.” Economy Central Bank set to meet for rate decision this week https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/central-bank-set-to-meet-for-rate-decision-this-week-197714 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:533fc605-bcf8-8c19-cf3c-271829d55edc Sun, 23 Jun 2024 05:53:44 -0400 In March, the bank unexpectedly delivered a 500-basis point rate hike to 50 percent from the previous 45 percent. With that surprising move, the bank raised the one-week repo rate by 4,150 basis points from 8.5 percent since June 2023. Economy Antalya welcomes 4 million visitors during Eid holiday https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/antalya-welcomes-4-million-visitors-during-eid-holiday-197713 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:0dc10484-b4ff-ecdd-a910-8356ee353e78 Sun, 23 Jun 2024 05:50:03 -0400 Antalya, one of Türkiye’s major destinations for local and international holidaymakers, welcomed around 4 million visitors during the Eid al-Adha holiday. Economy Barcelona aims to become Airbnb-free zone by 2029 https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/barcelona-aims-to-become-airbnb-free-zone-by-2029-197712 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:988036d0-016a-2af1-ec83-7f4cf3c2761a Sun, 23 Jun 2024 05:47:35 -0400 Barcelona, one of Europe's most visited cities, has said it aims to ban apartment rentals to tourists by 2029 to ease the housing shortage in Spain's second largest city. Economy Hezbollah targets Israeli barracks after Islamist commander's death https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/hezbollah-targets-israeli-barracks-after-islamist-commanders-death-197706 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:c23ab9b7-a79d-e60b-d9ce-83892984229e Sun, 23 Jun 2024 05:11:43 -0400 Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group said Sunday it had targeted a military position in northern Israel with an armed drone in response to the killing of an Islamist commander. World Russian attack on Ukraine's Kharkiv kills two: rescuers https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/russian-attack-on-ukraines-kharkiv-kills-two-rescuers-197705 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:3b30b9f3-7d0c-577b-b94b-98b975eea3f7 Sun, 23 Jun 2024 03:21:26 -0400 A Russian strike on a residential building in Ukraine's second-largest city Kharkiv killed two people and injured more than 50, rescuers said on Sunday, revising down a previous death toll. World Locals protest against Turkish island's 'monstrobuses' https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/locals-protest-against-turkish-islands-monstrobuses-197704 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:8cf788e6-f516-4a1c-e283-3272b79a8372 Sun, 23 Jun 2024 03:16:35 -0400 Ibrahim Aycan has been waging all-out war against the electric minibuses newly introduced on the car-free island of Büyükada, which he says threaten his corner of paradise on the southern shores of Istanbul. Türkiye Deaths from Indian toxic alcohol rise to more than 50 https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/deaths-from-indian-toxic-alcohol-rise-to-more-than-50-197703 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:f3a38f51-1dc0-8f22-f386-e6972a534632 Sun, 23 Jun 2024 03:09:00 -0400 The death toll from a batch of toxic illegal alcohol in India has risen to 53, media reported Sunday, as more victims in hospital succumbed to the poisonous brew. World Second southern Mexico mayor killed in a week https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/second-southern-mexico-mayor-killed-in-a-week-197702 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:add69745-22ab-2ec2-dabc-947bee9dbc07 Sun, 23 Jun 2024 02:32:59 -0400 A second southern Mexico mayor has been killed in less than a week, local authorities announced Saturday, after he went to visit an indigenous community. World Gaza health officials say 24 killed in Israeli strikes https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/gaza-health-officials-say-24-killed-in-israeli-strikes-197701 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:ae21e5d7-71a2-2b64-e1e6-c553f1b21dae Sun, 23 Jun 2024 02:04:14 -0400 Health officials in Gaza said Israeli air strikes on Saturday killed at least 24 people in the territory's north, a day after the International Committee of the Red Cross said 22 people were killed in shelling that damaged its office. World Russia launches 'massive' attack on Ukraine power infrastructure https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/russia-launches-massive-attack-on-ukraine-power-infrastructure-197699 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:3c87a341-89ac-9bc7-1314-a4ecbf75f766 Sat, 22 Jun 2024 02:00:36 -0400 Ukraine on Saturday said Russia had launched a "massive" overnight attack on energy infrastructure in the country's west and south. World Red Cross says dozens killed in shelling near Gaza office https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/red-cross-says-dozens-killed-in-shelling-near-gaza-office-197698 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:35325278-d169-3a22-a65e-9da547b47419 Sat, 22 Jun 2024 01:50:04 -0400 The International Committee of the Red Cross said at least 22 people were killed in shelling that damaged its Gaza office Friday, as the Israeli army intensified strikes in the besieged Palestinian territory. World Safari on foot https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/safari-on-foot-197692 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:f1318815-bf8c-b08f-aad7-163a7fef0f14 Sat, 22 Jun 2024 01:16:51 -0400 Tanzania has huge safari areas, providing different experiences in places like Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. My first safari was in Lake Manyara and my second was in Serengeti National Park. Arts & Life Centuries-old Istanbul buildings endure despite quake risk for modern edifices https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/centuries-old-istanbul-buildings-endure-despite-quake-risk-for-modern-edifices-197691 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:31112234-8042-319f-58d2-51ad307130d5 Sat, 22 Jun 2024 01:11:38 -0400 Numerous historical structures in Istanbul are still standing resiliently after more than a century of construction, even though the city's relatively new earthquake-prone buildings number in the hundreds of thousands. Türkiye Touristic Tatvan Train set to boost tourism https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/touristic-tatvan-train-set-to-boost-tourism-197690 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:c9824950-615a-582d-ef47-12a6b434ed99 Sat, 22 Jun 2024 01:08:01 -0400 Transport and Infrastructure Minister Abdulkadir Uraloğlu announced the inauguration of the “Touristic Tatvan Train,” set to commence operations between Ankara and Tatvan on June 24. Türkiye Diving activities strike up in Van Lake https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/diving-activities-strike-up-in-van-lake-197688 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:0d20f33e-ba9b-a78a-63e8-21a07e3d7984 Sat, 22 Jun 2024 01:03:26 -0400 Diving activities have started in Van Lake, the world’s largest soda lake dating back 800,000 years, as sweltering summer temperatures set in. Türkiye Turkish mythology to be released as game https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-mythology-to-be-released-as-game-197687 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:d9315f54-1369-6ee3-833f-5c65fe77e2bf Sat, 22 Jun 2024 01:01:41 -0400 An Istanbul-based video game development company has announced the release of a game based on Turkish mythology. Arts & Life Gov’t mulls extending maternity leave to address low birth rates https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/govt-mulls-extending-maternity-leave-to-address-low-birth-rates-197686 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:b4565150-9fcd-19e8-8f42-dd6940ac2033 Sat, 22 Jun 2024 00:56:17 -0400 The Turkish government is poised to take action to address the record-low fertility rates by implementing a series of measures, including extending maternity leave to one year, improving salaries and providing nursery or rental support, local media has reported. Türkiye Millions return from Eid holiday, causing traffic jams https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/millions-return-from-eid-holiday-causing-traffic-jams-197685 Hurriyet Daily News urn:uuid:0b88691a-e0c8-3544-71c4-654d43b39155 Sat, 22 Jun 2024 00:52:43 -0400 Millions who spent the extended Eid al-Adha holiday in touristic areas have begun their return to their home cities, leading to significant traffic congestion, particularly on roads heading back to Istanbul. Türkiye