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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Sept. 20 announced a six-article solution package to address the problems of Turkey’s struggling hazelnut producers.
As Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz confirmed on Sept. 19 that Turkey’s high school entrance exam will not be held this year, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) continued to raise concerns on the issue, with one of its deputies claiming that the move aims to funnel students to religion-focused high schools.
Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait was temporarily closed to naval traffic on Sept. 18 as a giant oil drilling platform made its way through the channel.
The Turkish army said it launched a military exercise on Turkey-Iraq border on Sept. 18, just a week before the Iraqi Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) is set to hold a referendum on independence.
Turkey’s Union of Education Workers (Eğitim-Sen) and Alevi Bektaşi Federation, a leading umbrella organization of the Alevi community, held a rally in Istanbul’s Kartal district on Sept. 17, demanding a “secular, scientific and public education free-of-charge in the mother tongue.”
The Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) will step up its efforts in the fight against the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, new Diyanet head Ali Erbaş said on Sept. 18.
Millions of students will head to school for the new education season amid a fresh debate over the removal of the Turkish high school entrance exam.
Four outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants were killed in airstrikes by Turkish security forces in northern Iraq on Sept. 18, a local governor’s office said in a statement.
Authorities last week put the issue of the installation of smart drive alert systems into all vehicles on the table during a workshop titled “Traffic Safety and Road Transportation in Ankara,” Sabah newspaper reported on Sept. 17.
A fire that broke out at a garbage site in the Aegean resort of Bodrum on Sept. 17 left the touristic district covered in smoke.
Hundreds of thousands of children across Turkey are working in agriculture, with the latest official figure from five years ago citing the number at 400,000. Experts say the real figure is much higher when Syrian refugee children are included.