Melih Gokcek

Mustafa Tuna becomes new Ankara mayor

Mustafa Tuna has been elected as the new mayor of Ankara, as the former mayor Melih Gökçek recently resigned. The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) announced on Nov. 5 that its …

Yildirim urges Ankara mayor to resign

Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Mayor of Ankara Ibrahim Melih Gokcek to resign. The PM also expressed hope that Gokcek fulfills the government’s demand, Turkish media outlets …

Will Ankara mayor resign?

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party rejected claims about resignation of long-time mayor of capital Ankara, Melih Gokcek.   "None of the media reports about the resignation of …

Ankara's mayor blames FETO for earthquake

Ankara's mayor Melih Gokcek warned that outside forces could be using sophisticated technology to try to trigger a manmade earthquake in a deliberate bid to harm Turkey's fragile economy. His comments …

Ankara’s main squares to be renamed after July 15

The Ankara Metropolitan Municipality announced plans to rename the republican-era Kızılay Square to “July 15 Kızılay Democracy Square.” It also stated that it would renaming a junction facing parliament to “July 15 …