The 85th Penal Court of First Instance in Istanbul issued the lack of jurisdiction decision after examining the indictment
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Everything would have come up roses between Ankara and Tehran. Certain things did come up roses. Trade, of both the conventional and shady varieties, actually did prosper.
The police officer who shot a civilian during a crackdown on demonstrations in Istanbul in May is facing up to six years in prison on charges of involuntary manslaughter
Alevis in the German state of Bremen have gained an equal legal status as Christians and Jews after signing an official contract.
Members of a group of Alevi associations gathered in Ankara to protest the ISIL violence and religion classes
Mr. Davutoğlu once claimed that he knows Syria and the Middle East polity too well as evinced by the fact, in his words, that 'he traveled to Damascus 62 times and knows the city street by street'
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
It is becoming increasingly apparent why Turkey before the AKP had an overly cautious approach toward the Middle East, and why it tried to steer a course around regional crises as best it could
Christian students in Turkey will get religion classes tailored to their own needs, Education Minister Nabi Avcı has said, adding that classes are also being considered for Jewish students
After years of intense work, Turkey’s foreign policy wizards have finally created a new version of the cliché stratagem 'the enemy of my enemy is my friend.' Most enemies of Turkey’s enemies are Turkey’s enemies, too
Category: YUSUF KANLI
This way or the other, Turkey has to find a way to make peace with all segments of its population
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
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