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Non-Muslim students’ grades ‘miscalculated’ in nationwide exam

Non-Muslim students’ grades ‘miscalculated’ in nationwide exam

The grades of a nationwide high school entrance exam will be recalculated for 371 non-Muslim students who were exempted from questions on the Islamic faith, as their scores on the religion section of the exam were calculated as zero, which lowered their overall grade, Turkish Education Ministry sources told daily Hürriyet on June 30

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How many steps does the Eiffel Tower have? Turkish teachers grapple with tough questions

How many steps does the Eiffel Tower have? Turkish teachers grapple with tough questions

The Turkish gov't is reportedly cherry-picking teachers by asking extremely difficult questions to some candidates - such as queries about the weight of a ping pong ball

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350 Syrian refugees captured on boat off Turkey’s Antalya

350 Syrian refugees captured on boat off Turkey’s Antalya

Turkish coast guards captured 352 Syrian refugees headed to Europe on a boat in the Mediterranean on June 29

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Fidelity between couples not required after divorce case filed: Turkey's top court

Fidelity between couples not required after divorce case filed: Turkey's top court

Turkey’s Supreme Court of Appeals has stated in a key ruling that fidelity among married partners would not be sought and be made the subject of a divorce after a divorce case has been filed

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Two neighborhoods quarantined due to rabies in western Turkey

Two neighborhoods quarantined due to rabies in western Turkey

Two neighborhoods in the western province of Balıkesir have been quarantined for six months following the detection of rabies in a dog that bit two cows, two dogs and several birds in the province’s Havran district

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Deaf-mute woman becomes suspect in case into Kobane protests that left her paralyzed

Deaf-mute woman becomes suspect in case into Kobane protests that left her paralyzed

A deaf-mute woman, who was paralyzed during the Kobane street protests in October 2014 in Turkey’s southeastern province of Gaziantep has became a suspect in the case regarding the protests, on the grounds that she was the only “woman” involved in the unrest

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Turkey’s Human Rights Association takes Armenian orphanage to Europe’s agenda

Turkey’s Human Rights Association takes Armenian orphanage to Europe’s agenda

The Human Rights Association (İHD) in Turkey has brought the case of a partly demolished Armenian orphanage in Istanbul to the agenda of the Council of Europe and the European Parliament

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Alevis concerned after six homes marked in eastern Turkey

Alevis concerned after six homes marked in eastern Turkey

The Alevi community in the town of Yazıkonak in the eastern province of Elazığ has expressed concerns after six Alevi homes in the town were tagged with yellow paint

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Three Turkish journalists awarded by EU body

Three Turkish journalists awarded by EU body

Three Turkish journalists, including daily Hürriyet reporter Nurettin Kurt, were honored with the European Union Investigative Journalism Awards for the first time this year at a ceremony in Istanbul on June 29 for original investigative reporting in 2014 that had significant social impact in Turkey.

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Syrian gangs dominate trafficking in Aegean

Syrian gangs dominate trafficking in Aegean

Syrians have begun to dominate human smuggling activities in the Aegean Sea that originate in Turkey, police have said amid frequent attempts by refugees set-ting sail across the sea in an effort to reach EU-member Greece

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