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Scores of provinces in Turkey, including Istanbul and Ankara, were hit by massive power blackouts on March 31
Massive power blackouts hit Turkish cities
Two suspected members of an outlawed far-left group were killed by security forces after they took a prosecutor hostage at an Istanbul courthouse March 31. The prosecutor, who was in the case into the killing of the youngest Gezi victim, succumbed to his injuries.
Hostage drama at Istanbul courthouse ends with two captors, prosecutor dead
Hollywood star Julianne Moore may have won the 2015 Best Actress Oscar, but Turkish officials have rejected a bid to make her Turkey’s tourism face by citing her 'poor acting.'
Turkey rejects Julianne Moore as tourism face over ‘poor acting’
A hostage situation in an Istanbul courthouse has led to another gag order for Turkish media
Media coverage of Istanbul’s hostage crisis banned
Hürriyet photojournalist Murat Şaka spent a year in the notorious streets of Istanbul to document the life of African sex workers
In photos: Istanbul’s African sex workers
The eccentric idea in the headline above is actually a hashtag I recently noted on Twitter: #staymuslimdontvote. Then I realized that this is a broader campaign calling British Muslims not to vote in the U.K. elections.
‘Stay Muslim, don’t vote’
If countries were human beings and could be put to a therapist’s chair, Turkey would probably be sent to a clinic instead of being prescribed regular sessions. Before one overcomes the shock from one absurdity, one would be showered by five more (often heavier) blows.
Collective schizophrenia in Turkey
As one of our editors said around the front page desk yesterday, our news agenda on March 31 could have made headlines for at least a month in any Scandinavian newspaper.
A cascade of crises as Turkey heads for elections
There has been no disruption in the production of electricity. On the contrary, there has been excess electricity production. It is so high that selling electricity has become very cheap; producing and selling electricity actually results in a loss for companies. The best way to avoid losses is “zero sales.”
‘Zero sales’ lead to power cut
On June 7, just 67 days from now, Turkey will go to the polls in what many in Ankara regard as one of the most crucial elections for the future of the country.
What if this power blackout happens on election day?
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