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Hundreds call for Hagia Sophia to be converted into mosque in Istanbul rally

Hundreds call for Hagia Sophia to be converted into mosque in Istanbul rally

Hundreds of people demanded that the historic Istanbul Hagia Sophia museum be converted into a mosque during a rally in Istanbul on May 24

Comment(s) 5/25/2015

Turkish government pledges 10,600 more tablets for students

Turkish government pledges 10,600 more tablets for students

The Turkish government will deliver 10,600 tablet PCs in the next four years, beginning from 2016, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, noting that the production of the equipment would be conducted both in Turkey and abroad

Comment(s) 5/22/2015

Kamp Armen donated to Armenians, demolition plan shelved

Kamp Armen donated to Armenians, demolition plan shelved

Delighted Armenians have celebrated victory after a controversial demolition plan for Kamp Armen was shelved

Comment(s) 5/24/2015

Second-largest irrigation project opens in Central Anatolia

Second-largest irrigation project opens in Central Anatolia

The Blue Tunnel Project began transferring water to the Konya Plain in Central Anatolia on May 21, an official from the State Water Works Department has confirmed

Comment(s) 5/22/2015

2 workers killed in landslide at dam construction site in western Turkey

2 workers killed in landslide at dam construction site in western Turkey

Two construction workers died while two others were wounded after being trapped under debris in a landslide on May 22 at a dam construction site in northwest Turkey

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Worker dies at Istanbul metro construction site one day after groundbreaking ceremony

Worker dies at Istanbul metro construction site one day after groundbreaking ceremony

A worker died at the construction site of a new Istanbul metro line on May 22, just one day after its groundbreaking ceremony with the participation of Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş

Comment(s) 5/22/2015

Barber reportedly beaten up for refusing to shake AKP deputy’s hand in Istanbul

Barber reportedly beaten up for refusing to shake AKP deputy’s hand in Istanbul

A barber was reportedly beaten up May 23, allegedly for refusing to shake the hand of a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy who had been visiting shopkeepers in central Istanbul

Comment(s) 5/24/2015

Mall in Bursa cancels opening of Christian and Jewish prayer rooms upon attacks

Mall in Bursa cancels opening of Christian and Jewish prayer rooms upon attacks

A recently opened mall in the İnegöl district of western Bursa province has canceled the opening of its prayer rooms for Christian and Jewish visitors after being subjected to intolerant attacks, the mall’s founding president has said in a written statement

Comment(s) 5/22/2015

Turkish police injured in clashes over Morsi death sentence

Turkish police injured in clashes over Morsi death sentence

At least 11 police officers were injured in clashes with Islamist demonstrators in the Kurdish-majority southeast who were protesting the former Egyptian president's death sentence

Comment(s) 5/24/2015

Play hits the street in Turkey’s Edirne after state denies permission

Play hits the street in Turkey’s Edirne after state denies permission

A play based on the work of Turkish poet Can Yücel has taken to the street in the northwestern province of Edirne, after a committee reviewing the script ruled to prevent it from being staged at the local Public Education Center’s theater

Comment(s) 5/21/2015

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