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. omb of Heracles that dates back to Roman Era in Anatolia, used to stand in Antalya’s Perge up until 1960s. However it had been smuggled outside of Turkey. The tomb had been matter for...

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. iscussions on the new...

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.   tatürk Square in front of the Turkish Grand National Assembly in Ankara has been demolished, as part of ‘urban land use plan’ by the Ankara Metropolitan...

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. yşe Deniz Karacagil, or as she has come to be known ‘the Girl with the Red Scarf, was an activist who had...

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. ngry mob tried to prevent burial of Hatun Tuğluk, mother of HDP’s vice co-chair Aysel Tuğluk. Tuğluk arrived at the funeral with a permission from...

Ankara Mayor Prays for Disaster to Strike US

Ankara Metropolitan Mayor has commented on the devastating Hurricane Irma’s effects, wishing for further destruction in the US. urricane Irma has cost high amounts of loss and destruction in the US and millions of homes were left damaged. As millions of Americans suffered through this disaster, the Ankara Metropolitan...

37th Anniversary of the ‘September 12 Coup’ in Turkey

In 1980 democratic process in Turkey has experienced a halt when General Kenan Evren has seized government on the early hours of September 12. Millions have been victims of military rule as the system in Turkey has been re-shaped under martial law. n the morning of September 12, 1980, former US military base in Ankara...

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