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Impossible not talk about Turkey’s founding figures, says education minister

Impossible not talk about Turkey’s founding figures, says education minister

Turkish Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz has responded to criticisms about the content of a new draft curriculum that has drawn reactions over its coverage of Turkey’s founding fathers, saying it was impossible not to talk about the figures in the new program.

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‘HDP lawmakers’ arrests planned by AKP,’ says jailed co-chair Demirtaş

‘HDP lawmakers’ arrests planned by AKP,’ says jailed co-chair Demirtaş

A jailed co-chair of the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has said the arrests of the party’s lawmakers were planned by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) “hour by hour around a table.”

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School’s out for millions of Turkish students

School’s out for millions of Turkish students

Nearly 18 million students in Turkey received their first-term report cards and began their two-week winter semester break on Jan. 20.

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Some 180,000 Syrians born in Turkey since war began

Some 180,000 Syrians born in Turkey since war began

Nearly 180,000 Syrians have been born in Turkey over the last five years, according to Turkey’s Health Ministry.

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VIDEO: Strange shoot-out in Turkey’s Bursa sparks on social media

VIDEO: Strange shoot-out in Turkey’s Bursa sparks on social media

A video showing a gun shoot-out between three people in the Marmara province of Bursa on Jan. 19 went viral on social media as the reason for the fight remains unknown.

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Public trust in military plunges after Turkey’s failed coup: Poll

Public trust in military plunges after Turkey’s failed coup: Poll

The military has lost its decades-long status as Turkey’s most trusted institution following the failed coup of July 15, according to a recent poll

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28 percent of women who married in 2016 in Turkey were underage: Study

28 percent of women who married in 2016 in Turkey were underage: Study

Some 28.2 percent of women who got married in 2016 in Turkey were underage, while the ratio of men in the same category was 5.6 percent, according to figures released by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) under the Family Structure Research category.

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Hagia Sophia Mosque to be restored in Turkey’s Trabzon

Hagia Sophia Mosque to be restored in Turkey’s Trabzon

The Hagia Sophia Mosque, which was opened to worship in 2013 after serving as a museum for 52 years, will be restored in the Black Sea province of Trabzon, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported

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Some 60 percent of Syrian children in Turkey have access to schooling: UNICEF

Some 60 percent of Syrian children in Turkey have access to schooling: UNICEF

Nearly half a million Syrian refugee children are currently enrolled in schools across Turkey, according to figures provided by UNICEF, adding that 40 percent of school-age children do not have access to education

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Small village flooded with dam waters despite locals’ pending legal case

Small village flooded with dam waters despite locals’ pending legal case

A small village in the southern province of Isparta was flooded by water from a dam after the facility and three other hydroelectric power plants in the vicinity began to operate.

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