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Turkish navy admirals resign in protest of Balyoz verdict: Report

Turkish admirals and five or six other high-ranking Turkish naval officers have reportedly resigned in protest of the verdict rendered in the “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) case

5 Comment(s) 10/14/2013

Nationalist party moves to dismiss mayor for sarcastic Kurdish billboard

Nationalist party moves to dismiss mayor for sarcastic Kurdish billboard

A MHP mayor faces dismissal for a billboard with a comment on mother tongue reform

6 Comment(s) 10/10/2013

Former minister escapes possible jail time in Turkey

Former minister escapes possible jail time in Turkey

Turkey’s former Interior Minister Mehmet Ağar has once again escaped the possibility of being imprisoned

Comment(s) 10/11/2013

US TV host Jay Leno tweets over dismissed Turkish presenter after low-cut dress crisis

US TV host Jay Leno tweets over dismissed Turkish presenter after low-cut dress crisis

Famed comedian and television host Jay Leno has posted a tweet about Turkish TV presenter Gözde Kansu's dismissal from a TV show

8 Comment(s) 10/11/2013

AKP mayoral candidate vows to 'bring the sea' to landlocked city of Denizli

AKP mayoral candidate vows to 'bring the sea' to landlocked city of Denizli

Mehmet Uğur Tatar has vowed to eliminate long-standing confusion over the landlocked city's name by bringing to it the sea if elected at the upcoming local elections

14 Comment(s) 10/11/2013

Pigs spotted swimming across Istanbul's Bosphorus

Pigs spotted swimming across Istanbul's Bosphorus

A herd of pigs were seen in the evening of Oct.10 swimming across the Bosphorus by the locals of the Rumeli Kavağı neighborhood

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Gezi protests mark an important evolution on Turkey's civil society: EU envoy

Gezi protests mark an important evolution on Turkey's civil society: EU envoy

The Gezi protests represented a revolution for Turkish society, demonstrating that the country’s vibrant civil society was now becoming more active

15 Comment(s) 10/11/2013

Syriac Catholics go to court for land’s return

Syriac Catholics go to court for land’s return

Members of the Syriac Catholic community in Turkey applied to the European Court of Human Rights on Oct. 4 for the return of the Patriarchate’s land

1 Comment(s) 10/11/2013

Turkish cop: I regret what I did

Turkish cop: I regret what I did

Let me introduce you to riot police officer Serdar (not his real name) who I interviewed by email. His girlfriend was Feyza (not her real name) at the time of the Gezi incidents. While Serdar went to work, Feyza went to protest. They broke up at the end because of political differences and the tension that built up between them.

28 Comment(s) 10/12/2013

Police Department moves to build station in Istanbul neighborhood hit by unrest: Report

Police Department moves to build station in Istanbul neighborhood hit by unrest: Report

The Istanbul Police Department and the Governor’s Office is moving to build a police station in the Gülsuyu neighborhood where a protester was killed during a fight between leftist groups and drug dealers

3 Comment(s) 10/10/2013

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