World Bulletin / News Desk
Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas has said that Istanbul would be a UN island soon.
Topbas as the president of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and United Nations Advisory Committee of Local Authorities (UNACLA), met with Turkish journalists at the Turkish House after participating in a high-level panel of dignitaries regarding developments after 2015.
He told the press members that with their efforts for opening of directorates and regional representation offices of UN in Istanbul would make Istanbul a UN island, and bring prestige to the city.
He added that they want to be a solution partner of UN Millennium Development Plan and host the 3rd UN Habitat Meeting.
Counting is underway in Turkey’s Sunday presidential and parliamentary polls.
Counting of votes is underway for Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections held on Sunday.
Journalists from 34 countries are covering presidential, parliamentary elections in Turkey
Polling in Turkey’s parliamentary and presidential elections ended at 5.00 p.m. (1400GMT)
Binali Yildirim says months of preparations by Turkish election body ensured calm and successful polling
Kemal Kilicdaroglu thanks people who cast votes in Turkey's presidential, parliamentary elections on Sunday
More than 56M Turks were eligible to vote in parliamentary and presidential elections; ballot counting starts
Accused attempted to cast votes using forged ballot papers, officials say
Suleyman Soylu receives latest updates by local authorities via video conference
Half a million security personnel are on election duty, says Interior Ministry
Foreigners did not have accreditation from Turkish government
Recep Tayyip Erdogan hails 'democratic revolution' in country
Private polling booths set up for voters at their homes
Supreme Election Council head says necessary steps taken over election security issues in Sanliurfa province
Abdulhamit Gul says no disruption reported in election process