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Turkish men wear skirts in protest for victimized women

Turkish men wear skirts in protest for victimized women

A group of men has shown up in Istanbul's iconic Taksim Square wearing skirts in support of Turkish women victimized by the recent wave of male violence. Here is the video and the photos of the unusual event

Comment(s) 2/21/2015

Dozens detained around Turkey in school boycott

Dozens detained around Turkey in school boycott

Dozens were detained around Turkey on Feb 13 in a boycott of school, while police used anti-riot vehicles and water cannons to disperse the protesters consisting of union members, teachers, parents and students

Comment(s) 2/13/2015

Explained: Turkey's controversial security bill

Explained: Turkey's controversial security bill

Thousands have marched in Istanbul to protest the domestic security bill being debated at Turkey's parliament. But why is the bill creating such an uproar? Here is an explanation in seven points

Comment(s) 2/21/2015

Turkey climbs in global press freedom index, but warned about poor record

Turkey climbs in global press freedom index, but warned about poor record

Turkey has ranked 149th out of 180 countries in Reporters Without Borders’ world press freedom index

Comment(s) 2/12/2015

'Gezi doctors' win case against Health Ministry

'Gezi doctors' win case against Health Ministry

An Ankara court has rejected a lawsuit filed by the Health Ministry against the Turkish doctors who assisted injured protesters during the Gezi protests

Comment(s) 2/20/2015

Turkish military court sentences conscientious objector to 15 months despite ECHR ruling

Turkish military court sentences conscientious objector to 15 months despite ECHR ruling

A military court in the Central Anatolian province of Sivas has sentenced Mehmet Tarhan, an outspoken conscientious objector and politician, to 15 months in jail, as well as a fine of 9,000 Turkish Liras, for “failing to obey orders.”

Comment(s) 2/11/2015

ECHR rejects Turkish appeal to ruling on compulsory religion classes

ECHR rejects Turkish appeal to ruling on compulsory religion classes

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has rejected Turkey’s appeal to a ruling that said high school students must be allowed to opt out of religious education classes, which are currently compulsory

Comment(s) 2/18/2015

Only Christian, Jewish children exempt from Turkey’s religious education

Only Christian, Jewish children exempt from Turkey’s religious education

Only if a student’s ID in says he or she is Christian or Jewish will they be exempted from Islamic religious classes at schools, Turkey’s authorities say in a new regulation

Comment(s) 2/10/2015

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