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Synagogue under restoration will not be turned into museum, says top official

Synagogue under restoration will not be turned into museum, says top official

A historical synagogue under restoration in the northwestern province of Edirne will not be turned into a museum, a top state official has said, despite earlier remarks from the province’s governor.

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Four Turkish deputies to attend European Parliament’s LGBTI seminary in Tirana

Four Turkish deputies to attend European Parliament’s LGBTI seminary in Tirana

Four Turkish parliamentarians will attend a seminary on fundamental rights and protecting LGBTI people from discrimination organized by the European Parliament in Albania’s capital Tirana on Nov. 20-21.

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Turkish Parliament hosts LGBT activists to mark transphobia victims

Turkish Parliament hosts LGBT activists to mark transphobia victims

A government-led reform package adopted by Parliament in March 2014 prohibited discrimination and hate crimes, but not on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity

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Turkey's top court partly annuls expropriation law, upholds alcohol restrictions

Turkey's top court partly annuls expropriation law, upholds alcohol restrictions

The Constitutional Court has issued verdicts on amendments to two controversial laws

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Transgenders to mark fight against hate crimes with first ever fashion show

Transgenders to mark fight against hate crimes with first ever fashion show

The income collected by the sale of clothes will be donated to transgender people in need

Comment(s) 11/20/2014

Turkish court suspends energy project hours after trees wiped out

Turkish court suspends energy project hours after trees wiped out

Turkey's Council of State suspended Nov. 7 a controversial project to build a coal plant in a western town, hours after thousands of olive trees in the area were rooted out by the energy firm amid locals' resistance

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113 children tortured in Turkish prisons or in custody in 2014: NGO

113 children tortured in Turkish prisons or in custody in 2014: NGO

Activists criticized the Justice Ministry for remaining silent in cases of violence and abuse against children in prisons

Comment(s) 11/20/2014

Euro court fines Turkey 58,000 euros in five separate cases

Euro court fines Turkey 58,000 euros in five separate cases

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fined Turkey a total of 58,000 euros in five separate cases for violations of the European Convention on Human Rights

Comment(s) 11/13/2014

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