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Turkish court suspends energy project hours after trees wiped out

Turkish court suspends energy project hours after trees wiped out

Turkey's Council of State suspended Nov. 7 a controversial project to build a coal plant in a western town, hours after thousands of olive trees in the area were rooted out by the energy firm amid locals' resistance

Comment(s) 11/7/2014

Two women sentenced to two years in prison for throwing eggs at Ankara mayor

Two women sentenced to two years in prison for throwing eggs at Ankara mayor

Both women defended themselves, explaining they committed their act to protest against Melih Gökçek’s statements regarding abortion

Comment(s) 10/31/2014

Euro court fines Turkey 58,000 euros in five separate cases

Euro court fines Turkey 58,000 euros in five separate cases

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fined Turkey a total of 58,000 euros in five separate cases for violations of the European Convention on Human Rights

Comment(s) 11/13/2014

Turkey hits bottom in OECD gender equality

Turkey hits bottom in OECD gender equality

Turkey still languishes in the lower reaches of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report 2014

Comment(s) 10/29/2014

Turkish student handed five months in jail for ‘F*** your religion’ graffiti

Turkish student handed five months in jail for ‘F*** your religion’ graffiti

Prosecutors had accused the defendant of 'humiliating all religious values of a pious country' and argued that the graffiti could potentially 'disrupt public peace'

Comment(s) 11/6/2014

Panic button to protect Turkish women against domestic violence 'failed'

Panic button to protect Turkish women against domestic violence 'failed'

'Electronic surveillance of the perpetrator, rather than of the victim, is a much better system,' Minister İslam says

Comment(s) 10/30/2014

Cats fighting against Internet censorship with Turkish national anthem

Cats fighting against Internet censorship with Turkish national anthem

'The Pussycat Riot' association plays the national anthems countries notorious for censoring Internet content

Comment(s) 10/31/2014

Gentrification tears at Istanbul’s historically diverse fabric

Gentrification tears at Istanbul’s historically diverse fabric

Business is brisk at Ilya Avramoğlu’s 78-year-old shop, one of the last owned by a non-Muslim on Istanbul’s historic İstiklal avenue, but a new regulation pushing gentrification may soon force its closure

Comment(s) 10/29/2014

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