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Two suspects were detained June 27 in Istanbul for allegedly producing fake popsicle sticks that can be used to claim free ice cream bars from vendors
Counterfeit popsicle stick gang busted in Turkey
Turkish Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) was elected the country’s new parliamentary speaker in the fourth round and with the covert support of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on July 1 in a sign of possible coming coalition between the two
AKP candidate elected as Turkey's parliament speaker
A Chinese restaurant in Istanbul, owned by a Turkish citizen who employed a Uighur cook, was attacked on July 1 by a group protesting China’s suppression of Uighur Turks living in East Turkestan
Istanbul Chinese restaurant attacked in protest at Uighur suppression
Every time there is a development that feeds the perception that Turkey favors radical Islamic groups over Kurdish groups in the Syrian civil war, the hashtag “kick terrorist Turkey out of NATO” in different forms becomes viral.
Turkey out of NATO? Turkey is making a comeback to NATO!
Using and sharing posts on social media during school time without the knowledge of a teacher has been banned in high schools across Turkey
Turkish Education Ministry bans high school students from using social media
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Zeytindağı’/‘Mount of Olives’ by Falih Rıfkı Atay (Pozitif Yayıncılık, 192 pages, 10 TL)
Turkey in the Middle Eastern ‘swamp’
A last-day move of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli put an end to the last hopes for joint action by opposition parties, leading to İsmet Yılmaz, the incumbent defense minister of the outgoing AK Parti government, winning the Speaker of Parliament election on July 1.
AKP has started healing its wounds
The suggestion by Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Ertuğrul Kürkçü that Turkey should underwrite 1.6 billion euros of Greece’s debt in order to prevent it from defaulting to the IMF, was not the flight of fancy that some may think.
Turkey could have helped Greece
Despite unfair criticism, Turkey’s Constitutional Court continues to issue liberal rulings and is probably even more liberal and united than the US Supreme Court
Turkey’s top court is now more liberal than US Supreme Court
It will be crucial for the Greek government to properly manage a probable chaotic situation stemming from a “no” result in the July 5 referendum, former Prime Minister George Papandreou has told daily Hürriyet
Chaos needs to be managed well if Greek people say 'no' in referendum: Former PM
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