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From Afghanistan to Turkey, a refugee’s extraordinary journey from an ‘ordinary war’

From Afghanistan to Turkey, a refugee’s extraordinary journey from an ‘ordinary war’

Farzad Shafai, an Afghan refugee, arrived in Turkey four years ago. Against all odds, he managed to make it into university. Unending bureaucracy stands between him and his future

Comment(s) 8/30/2014

Family applies to Constitutional Court over man’s suicide after police torture

Family applies to Constitutional Court over man’s suicide after police torture

The family of a young Istanbul architect who committed suicide in 2010 after being subjected to police torture has submitted an individual complaint to Turkey’s Constitutional Court

Comment(s) 8/26/2014

Freedom House criticizes Ankara over Internet freedoms

Freedom House criticizes Ankara over Internet freedoms

Freedom House describes Turkey as a 'battleground state' in Internet freedom in its report

Comment(s) 8/28/2014

Turkey, Twitter meet in Istanbul with representative office on agenda

Turkey, Twitter meet in Istanbul with representative office on agenda

A senior official from Twitter is visiting Turkey with opening an office in the country on his agenda

Comment(s) 8/25/2014

Online campaign launched to replace coach horses with electric coaches on Princes’ Islands

Online campaign launched to replace coach horses with electric coaches on Princes’ Islands

Animal rights activists have long been drawing attention to the poor conditions of the horses traditionally used for transportation on the four main inhabited islands off Istanbul

Comment(s) 8/27/2014

Being a gay man in the Turkish military

Being a gay man in the Turkish military

Hürriyet reporter Ayşe Arman interviews 27-year-old Kaan Arter on his experiences as a gay teacher who had to serve as a soldier in the Turkish military

Comment(s) 8/23/2014

Twitter keen to open office in Turkey, but needs time and communication: Turkish watchdog

Twitter keen to open office in Turkey, but needs time and communication: Turkish watchdog

Turkey’s communications watchdog says social media giant Twitter is open to the idea of setting up a representative office in Turkey, adding that talks will resume next week

Comment(s) 8/27/2014

NGOs urge legal definition of ‘temporary resident status’ for Syrian refugees

NGOs urge legal definition of ‘temporary resident status’ for Syrian refugees

A group of NGOs has called for legislation formally defining the status of temporary residents, expressing concern about the latest attacks targeting Syrian refugees in several Turkish cities

Comment(s) 8/21/2014

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