New Istanbul Mayor to be Voted by Municipal Council

Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş has resigned on September 22, starting the process of a new vote on the municipal chair. [mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ffffff” txt_color=”#000000″]U[/mks_dropcap]pon Justice & Development Party (AKP)’s...

Musa Anter & Free Press Martyrs Journalism Awards Given

Musa Anter & Free Press Martyrs Journalism Awards have been given in memory of poet & journalist Musa Anter (Ape Musa) who had been assassinated in Diyarbakır in a gun attack 25 years ago today. [mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ffffff”...

Secular Education Demands Have Been Attacked in Istanbul

An angry mob attacked activists and parents who demanded secular education, during a protest against the new educational curriculum provisioning more religious education in Turkey. [mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ffffff”...

Tomb of Heracles Comes Back to Turkey

Tomb of Heracles has been brought back to Turkey from Switzerland, thanks to efforts by Turkish Ministry of Culture & Tourism. [mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ffffff” txt_color=”#000000″]T[/mks_dropcap]omb of Heracles that dates back to Roman Era in...

Educational Year to Start with Much Controversy in Turkey

Almost 18 million students are about to start new educational year on September 18 with a revised curriculum. There are many debates still going on regarding the content of courses and the disputed curriculum has potential for a new wave of social dissent against government’s policies. [mks_dropcap...

Atatürk Square has been Demolished in Ankara

Ankara Metropolitan Municipality has demolished the Atatürk Square across the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara as part of urban land use plans.   [mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ffffff” txt_color=”#000000″]A[/mks_dropcap]tatürk Square in...

Drones to Protect Turkish Parliament

Ministry of Interior has announced a new regulation that brings new security measures for protection of the Turkish Grand National Assembly. According to the new security measures, drones are to protect the parliament building and members of the parliament will be subjected to special entrance protocol for security...

Picture of the Girl with the Red Scarf

On the anniversary of Gezi Park protests, 14 had been detained and 11 were arrested. Their crime was to carry a picture of ‘the Girl with the Red Scarf’. During the trial, all have been released. [mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ffffff”...

Angry Mob Attacks Opposition Politician’s Mother’s Funeral in Ankara

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) vice co-chair Aysel Tuğluk’s mother lost her life, and her funeral has been attacked by angry mob shouting slogans against Armenians. [mks_dropcap style=”letter” size=”52″ bg_color=”#ffffff” txt_color=”#000000″]A[/mks_dropcap]ngry mob...

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@MehmetYAZICI55 @guvenbogaa @secilbzks DISK and KESK unions, Union of Turkish Architects & Engineers Chambers, Turkish Medical Association have gathered in Istanbul's Kadıköy to protest dismissal of elected HDP mayors. https://t.co/jmhR6shYxZ
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@MehmetYAZICI55 @guvenbogaa Following HDP's call to raise voices against dismissal of elected co-mayors, people in Diyarbakır joined in "cacerolazo" at 8 pm.
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Number of German citizens in Turkish prisons has increased to 62 in 2019, from 47 in 2018. https://t.co/Nl4v04Igc8
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@MehmetYAZICI55 @guvenbogaa HDP deputy Ayşe Acar Başaran advised citizens to take trustee appointments to court, "as citizens' right to elect their mayors have been violated, they can take these decisions to court." https://t.co/jgqV86m5tz
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During the 18th anniversary of AKP, party leader & President Erdoğan said "AKP has led the greatest leap forward in terms of democracy and economy in the history of the Republic." https://t.co/Qlqvq81RG5
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On the 18th anniversary of AKP, party chair & President Erdoğan gave a speech, "those who were unable to carry the burden of this holy march have lost their path on the way; those who left from under this roof are forgotten and shall never be remembered." https://t.co/ns2e1Iw6iR
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Seasonal worker Şirin Tosun has been shot in the head in Sakarya after arriving from Diyarbakır. 3 people have been arrested. Tosun's friend Mahsun Eren said "first they swore against people from Diyarbakır and then opened fire." https://t.co/7zLjOOogCp