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Why is Turkey’s education system failing?

TAHA AKYOL writes:

At the Sept. 26 opening ceremony for the 2017-18 academic year, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan admitted that the government had been “unsuccessful” in the areas of education and culture.

Comment(s) 9/28/2017

The need to stay calm on the referendum

TAHA AKYOL writes:

Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) President Massoud Barzani went ahead with the independence referendum despite all the oppositions.

Comment(s) 9/27/2017

Higher Education Board and science

TAHA AKYOL writes:

The number of students, teachers and schools in Turkey are growing, but the quality is gradually deteriorating.

Comment(s) 9/25/2017

Syria could look heavenly in comparison to Iraq’s future

TAHA AKYOL writes:

“Ever since Lausanne, we have dreamed of establishing a state,” Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) leader Massoud Barzani said in 2016 during a visit to the U.S.

Comment(s) 9/22/2017

The arrested journalists

TAHA AKYOL writes:

The arrest of journalists is quite a big problem in democratic societies since it is a violation against society’s right to demand news.

Comment(s) 9/19/2017

Brain drain to the West

TAHA AKYOL writes:

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said the Islamic world “is losing its brightest brains to the West.” Erdoğan emphasized the importance of education when speaking in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, where he opened the “Science and Technology Summit” of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).

Comment(s) 9/14/2017

Şerif Mardin’s analysis of the Turkish nation

TAHA AKYOL writes:

How would the sociological transformation that Turkey has been going through under the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) administration result in over the long-term?

Comment(s) 9/12/2017

The cost of populism in Turkish-German relations

TAHA AKYOL writes:

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has described Germany’s anti-Turkey policies as “populism,” using an expression along the lines of “down with populism.”

Comment(s) 9/6/2017

30 billion dollar loss in tourism income

TAHA AKYOL writes:

Turkish tourism is coming to life and occupancy rates are increasing this year but it does not bring money in return since it does not attract western tourists with “money.”

Comment(s) 8/16/2017

The money for Turkey’s state broadcaster TRT

TAHA AKYOL writes:

The tax stamp on electronic devices production and imports was recently hiked, for allocation to the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT), the state broadcaster. Upon a decision by the cabinet, 4 percent has been added to the existing 6 percent tax stamp.

Comment(s) 8/11/2017

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