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Dismissed teacher can’t find job even as waiter

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

He and his wife had been teachers for 10 years.

Comment(s) 5/24/2017

Half of Turkey’s secondary schools don’t even have a gym

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Answering a parliamentary question from main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Fethi Gürer, Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz stated that out of 6,857 secondary schools in Turkey, 6,280 have a physical education teacher. In other words, in 577 secondary schools there is no physical education teacher.

Comment(s) 5/16/2017

Schools should prepare students for life, not marriage

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

What might a “Tourism Week” at school feature? Local cuisine, popular geographic destinations; if there are any historic artifacts and places, they would be depicted; there could also be folklore, dance and other shows, right?

Comment(s) 5/13/2017

Turkish cuisine now famous for meat fetishism

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

You must have heard of Nusret, the famous high-society butcher who shares videos every day on social media sharpening his knives, slapping, or caressing animal bodies.

Comment(s) 5/8/2017

Agriculture dying under coal power plants

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

In our country, coal power plants are being opened one after the other. Almost every day we say, “Agriculture has died; we import everything.” To be able to understand the relationship between the two, let us look at how coal investments affect agriculture

Comment(s) 5/5/2017

İzmirians would never give up their freedoms

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

I was born in the Aegean port city of İzmir and lived there until I was 17.

Comment(s) 5/2/2017

Why don’t you arrest this abuser Mr Prosecutor?

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

“This incident is not like an accident or an earthquake. I will follow it until the last drop in my blood,” a heart-stricken mother has pledged. Her power comes from desperateness. Her only haven is justice; however, justice is silent.

Comment(s) 4/24/2017

An oasis in a huge desert

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

In today’s world, where everybody is angry, where the public everywhere does not trust governments and the media, where countries are at odds with each other, we all need neutral and oxygen-rich oases

Comment(s) 4/15/2017

How about earning $3.5 billion from waste?

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Packaging, with increasing population and production, has diversified through centuries; but today, it is predominantly plastic. This makes us come face-to-face with a horrible environmental problem. The only solution is recycling.

Comment(s) 4/8/2017

Why is a child’s statement not enough?

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Imagine a guy whose 16-year-old daughter has accused him of sexual abuse. Not once or twice, but for six years.

Comment(s) 3/28/2017

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