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Freedom of expression, press issues in Turkey affecting economic growth: Expert

Freedom of expression, press issues in Turkey affecting economic growth: Expert

The political system and the rule of law have a significant effect on a country’s growth in the long term aside from macroeconomics, said a leading economist and daily Hürriyet columnist

Comment(s)4/8/2016

Turkish academics, lawyer awarded for successful ECHR appeal on YouTube ban

Turkish academics, lawyer awarded for successful ECHR appeal on YouTube ban

The Global Freedom of Expression Prize issued by U.S.’s prestigious Columbia University has been awarded to two academics and a lawyer from Turkey for their “excellence in legal services”

Comment(s)4/6/2016

Women, media play major role in pursuing freedom, says Hürriyet chairwoman

Women, media play major role in pursuing freedom, says Hürriyet chairwoman

Women and the media play a huge role in the process of reaching true freedom and peace, daily Hürriyet Chairwoman Vuslat Doğan Sabancı has told the audience at the gala dinner for the Women in the World Summit

Comment(s)4/7/2016

Nearly 80 Syrian refugees sent to new homes in EU

Nearly 80 Syrian refugees sent to new homes in EU

Turkey has sent around 80 Syrian refugees to various countries of the European Union as part of a migrant agreement between the EU and Turkey that was signed to curb the refugee flow to the bloc

Comment(s)4/5/2016

Law on data protection approved by president

Law on data protection approved by president

The law aiming to bring new measures to protect personal data was published on the Official Gazette on April 7 and came into effect

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Merkel to open new Syrian refugee centre in Turkey: PM

Merkel to open new Syrian refugee centre in Turkey: PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will next week inaugurate a new centre for Syrian refugees in the southeastern Turkish city of Kilis built with EU funds, Turkey's prime minister said on April 5

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Femicides on the rise as watchdog releases first quarter figures

Femicides on the rise as watchdog releases first quarter figures

Femicide figures from the first quarter of 2016, the highest since the volunteer watchdog organization “We Will Stop Femicide Platform” began collecting data some four years ago, have sounded an alarm amid disquieting reports of increased sexual assault cases over the same period

Comment(s)4/6/2016

Turkey, Europe to swap first groups of migrants

Turkey, Europe to swap first groups of migrants

Germany will take the first Syrian refugees subject to an EU-Turkey pact on April 4, with its ambassador noting that the small group’s “resettlement” will serve as a “test” to determine deficiencies in the EU-Turkey readmission deal

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