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Turkey’s drug problem looms large

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

I first noticed just how widespread the use of drugs in schools has become in Turkey when I did a news story on the subject two years ago.

Comment(s) 9/23/2017

One day women will be listened to in Turkey

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

A notice hung on the cafeteria door of a high school in the Mediterranean province of Isparta in 2013, announcing that male and female students should eat lunch separately, started out as an pilot implementation.

Comment(s) 9/19/2017

Another kind of tourism is possible

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Dionysus, the son of Zeus, is the god of viticulture, fertility, wine and ecstasy in ancient Greek myth. Music, songs, dance and wine would always be in abundance in the places where he set foot.

Comment(s) 9/1/2017

Controversy over legacy of Turkish painting legend

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

An officially registered Art Nouveau mansion on 3.5 hectares of land on the Istanbul island Büyükada, as well as the works of many famous painters in the mansion…

Comment(s) 8/14/2017

Even the plants of Istanbul are escaping to nature

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Prof. Ünal Akkemik, the head of the Forest Botany Department of Istanbul University’s Forestry Faculty, is the one who enabled me to meet the Belgrade Forest in Istanbul in real life

Comment(s) 8/12/2017

Amnesty Turkey head will return to work

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

As you know, last month, a group of human rights activists who had gathered in Büyükada at a training intended for the protection of human rights activists, were taken into custody, and afterwards were arrested.

Comment(s) 8/9/2017

Nature and history butchered for coal

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

On one side there is Bodrum; on the other side there is Marmaris. At the center of this paradise lies the Yatağan Thermal Power Station with its giant polluting capacity

Comment(s) 7/10/2017

Walking for rights, law and justice

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

June 23 was the ninth day of the “justice march.” I arrived in Yeniçağa, a district of the Central Anatolian province of Bolu, in the morning, got out of the vehicle and joined the march in the middle of the marchers

Comment(s) 6/28/2017

Why do we insist on coal despite our renewable potential?

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

Although fossil fuels, especially coal, dominated the world after the Industrial Revolution, times have changed.

Comment(s) 6/17/2017

Neighborhood attackers count on impunity and brothers

MELİS ALPHAN writes:

The first incident was on Sept. 21, 2010, when a group of 20 to 30 people with sticks in their hands smashed glasses and windows of art galleries along Boğazkesen Street in Istanbul’s Tophane. They injured those attending an opening. Their reason was that they were drinking.

Comment(s) 6/13/2017

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