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Turks start June with new hikes in natural gas, electricity prices amid economic crisis

Turks have started June with news of yet another increase in natural gas and electricity prices, fueled by a currency crisis amid the highest...

Disabled and chronically ill have difficulty buying basic healthcare products amid soaring prices

Disabled and sick people in Turkey are having difficulty affording basic medicine and healthcare products due to increasing prices and ineffective government policies, the...

60 percent of Turks unable to make ends meet amid recent price hikes: survey

The results of a recent survey conducted by İstanbul Economic Research reveal that a majority of Turks cannot make ends meet, with inflation reaching...

New hikes in food, utility prices further cripple Turks’ purchasing power

A staggeringly high cost of living has become the new normal in Turkey, where recent increases in food and utility prices are raising the...

Women in İstanbul bang pots and pans to protest price hikes

Dozens of women gathered in downtown İstanbul on Sunday, banging pots and pans in protest of huge price hikes in Turkey, local media outlets...

Turks develop cheaper versions of common foods to cope with rising prices

A snack bar in Turkey has been seen selling gözleme, similar to crepes, with no filling, the latest attempt to provide cheap alternatives to...

Progressive tax in electricity consumption ‘unconstitutional,’ bar associations say

Seventy-six Turkish bar associations have said in a joint statement regarding recently introduced increases in energy prices that the progressive tax on electricity consumption is...

Tax hike on alcoholic beverages dampens the spirit of Turkish nightlife

In a waterfront İstanbul neighborhood that once buzzed with cafe and pub life, there are now only empty tables after a nearly 50 percent...

Main opposition leader says he won’t pay electricity bills until gov’t cancels price hikes

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of Turkey's main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP), on Wednesday said he wouldn’t pay his electricity bills until President Recep Tayyip...

Alevi associations refuse to pay high energy bills for cemevis, charged as ‘businesses’

The Federation of Alevi Associations has announced that they refuse to pay high electricity bills for cemevis, Alevi places of worship, which are considered...

High energy bills in Turkey spark protests in the street and on social media

More and more people in Turkey are expressing their anger and protesting in the streets and on social media over the rising electricity and...

Natural gas cut to 914,000 Turkish households in 2021 over inability to pay bills

Turkey’s energy minister has said natural gas supply to some 914,000 households was cut off in the first eight months of 2021 over failure...

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