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President Erdoğan visits Mecca for pilgrimage

President Erdoğan visits Mecca for pilgrimage

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has performed the Umrah pilgrimage by visiting the holy city of Mecca and its Masjid al-Haram in Saudi Arabia

Comment(s) 3/1/2015

Hürriyet editor-in-chief testifies as plaintiff in wiretapping case

Hürriyet editor-in-chief testifies as plaintiff in wiretapping case

Daily Hürriyet editor-in-chief Sedat Ergin testified on Feb. 27 as a plaintiff in Ankara in a case involving the illegal wiretapping of politicians, police officers, judicial officers, civil servants, and journalists, including himself

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‘AKP’s presidential system will lead to one-man rule’

‘AKP’s presidential system will lead to one-man rule’

The government’s proposal for a presidential system is effectively one-man rule without the checks and balances of the US system, prominent legal scholar Ergun Özbudun tells the Hürriyet Daily News, adding that the AKP is distorting the facts to suggest that presidential systems are the most successful models around the world

Comment(s) 3/2/2015

Prominent journalist testifies, says ‘we will continue writing’

Prominent journalist testifies, says ‘we will continue writing’

Prominent Turkish journalist Can Dündar was present at the Istanbul Çağlayan Courthouse on Feb. 26 to testify on charges of “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Comment(s) 2/26/2015

Turkey loses legendary author Yaşar Kemal

Turkey loses legendary author Yaşar Kemal

Celebrated novelist Yaşar Kemal, who had been hospitalized since Jan 14 due to respiratory problems, lung infection and heart arrhythmia, has died in Istanbul

Comment(s) 2/28/2015

Turkish founder of Mathematics Village honored with Koç award

Turkish founder of Mathematics Village honored with Koç award

The founder of the Mathematics Village, an enclave in western Turkey that serves as a distraction-free environment for students to learn math, is this year’s winner of the annual Vehbi Koç Award

Comment(s) 2/26/2015

Turkey handbook for Americans

Turkey handbook for Americans

With an average intelligence, observation ability, good sense of humor and healthy mind you will be able to figure out Turkey and Turkish people easily. You will be eating olives at breakfast and dipping your bread into the ‘juice of the salad’ in no time

Comment(s) 2/28/2015

Pregnant by her mother’s killer, woman saves injured arm by aborting baby

Pregnant by her mother’s killer, woman saves injured arm by aborting baby

A woman in southwestern Turkey has aborted her baby, after her boyfriend accused of wounding her and killing her mother

Comment(s) 2/26/2015

Man pretending to carry bomb detained outside US consulate

Man pretending to carry bomb detained outside US consulate

Istanbul police have detained a man in front of the US consulate in Istanbul, after he threatened to detonate a bomb he said he was carrying

Comment(s) 2/27/2015

Four Turks to fly to space soon

Four Turks to fly to space soon

An expedition to space is not a dream anymore four lucky Turks, shortlisted for the “pure space experience” trip organized by the SCX company.

Comment(s) 2/26/2015

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