Drugs, violence and racism would spread among the youth if Turkey’s compulsory religion courses were abolished by the government, President Erdoğan claimed
A group of Alevi associations have staged a protest against compulsory religion classes in Turkish schools, in front of the Education Ministry’s provincial building in Istanbul’s Cağaloğlu neighborhood
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
A recent European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling has highlighted once again the issue of compulsory religious classes in the Turkish education system.
Davutoğlu also underlined that the need for formal state religious knowledge is essential in Turkey
The Turkish education system is still inadequately equipped to ensure respect for parents’ religious convictions, Euro court says
The police officer who shot dead Uğur Kurt at a cemevi in Okmeydanı in May said in his testimony that he opened fire to “neutralize an individual throwing Molotov cocktails” as he feared for his life.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
It was not a surprise that Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu declined to put his signature down on the document to commit Turkey in active military operations against the ISIL
PM Davutoğlu says the Diyanet’s role has an 'international mission'
A crime scene inspection has been conducted more than three months after Uğur Kurt was shot by a police officer
The hearing into the killing of Hasan Ferit Gedik has been canceled for a second time after the Court argued that the courtroom was not adequate enough to proceed with the trial
After the lone house in Istanbul’s popular Fikirtepe neighborhood, which stood for months refusing to settle with the municipality, another house now stands alone amid a vast urban transformation project in the Turkish capital
The ruling AKP's new chairman Ahmet Davutoğlu has pledged to work 'in harmony' with President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and promised 'unity' within the party. He also presented a nine-point of 'restoration' summary of AKP rule for the past 12 years, which he said will continue in the 'walk for the new Turkey'
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has elected Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu as its new chair during its extraordinary congress at the Ankara Arena Sports Hall. Here are the live updates as they happened throughout the day
President Abdullah Gül delivered his formal farewell message to the public, in which the outgoing president stressed that he had 'preserved his impartiality despite his political identity'
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
While assessing the presidential elections that took place Aug. 10, the most surprising results came from the front of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) candidate Selahattin Demirtaş.
Category: İSMET BERKAN
The expectation of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) from Ahmet Davutoğlu is not to govern the country until the general elections are held in June 2015, but to come out of these elections as a strong government.
Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek has felt an apparent need to underline the contribution played by the Alevis community in protecting Turkish culture
Category: YUSUF KANLI
It is just a joke. Has it ever happened? I have no idea. Most probably it was the product of a cheeky story teller. Once upon a time there was a sultan.
The Alevi Foundations Federations, which comprises of more than 900 associations, have declared their public support to Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu for the upcoming presidential election
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Where did the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blunder?
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