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Debate over Atatürk marks curriculum change in Turkey

Debate over Atatürk marks curriculum change in Turkey

Turkey’s new draft national education curriculum aims to “protect national values,” Education Ministry Undersecretary Yusuf Tekin said Jan. 15, amid claims that the curriculum devalues Turkey’s founding fathers

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70 percent of Turkish navy vessels used in coup on July 15: Indictment

70 percent of Turkish navy vessels used in coup on July 15: Indictment

Some 70 percent of Turkish navy vessels played a role in coup activities on July 15 night as their personnel were previously informed about the attempt by the orchestrators of the failed bid, according to Ankara prosecutors

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Interior ministry says 20 PKK/KCK militants ‘neutralized’ in week

Interior ministry says 20 PKK/KCK militants ‘neutralized’ in week

Security forces have “neutralized” 20 outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party/Kurdistan Communities Union (PKK/KCK) militants around the country over the past week, the Interior Ministry said in a statement on Jan. 16

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Education Ministry introduces new draft curriculum, asks people to contribute

Education Ministry introduces new draft curriculum, asks people to contribute

Turkey’s Education Ministry has introduced a draft curriculum that will cover all 51 compulsory classes that are taught in elementary, middle and high schools to the public opinion, while establishing a platform in which people will be able to leave comments and make contributions

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TRT World to be broadcast in 190 countries worldwide

TRT World to be broadcast in 190 countries worldwide

Turkey’s state-owned TV channel TRT has signed a new agreement with multiple satellite providers, including Türksat, to stream its TRT World Channel in a total of 190 countries worldwide.

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Man takes his wife, child hostages in Turkey’s İzmir

Man takes his wife, child hostages in Turkey’s İzmir

A man took his wife and child hostages in the Aegean province of İzmir on Jan.13, Doğan News Agency has reported.

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50,000 buildings in Istanbul at risk of collapse: Environment minister

50,000 buildings in Istanbul at risk of collapse: Environment minister

There are 50,000 buildings in Istanbul that are at great risk of collapse, Turkish Environment Minister Mehmet Özhaseki has said, noting that the fate of the edifices had a bearing on the lives of upward of a million people

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2016 border security measures included 330 km of walls

2016 border security measures included 330 km of walls

Nearly 425,000 people from 74 different countries trying to illegally cross Turkish borders captured in 2016, said military

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Defense Ministry alters policy of female student’s non-admission to military schools after campaign

Defense Ministry alters policy of female student’s non-admission to military schools after campaign

An online campaign by a 21-year-old woman has prompted the Defense Ministry to change its decision barring women students from entering navy, air force and non-commissioned officer schools

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Fire erupts in hospital in central Istanbul

Fire erupts in hospital in central Istanbul

A fire erupted in Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Train and Research Hospital located in central of Istanbul on Jan. 14, Doğan News Agency has reported.

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