The reaction to independent deputy Aylin Nazlıaka’s protest in which she handcuffed herself to the rostrum in the constitutional debate lays bare the sexism in politics. ‘You’ve brought the handcuffs, bring a man with a whip next time,’ said one tweet, while a politician questioned Nazlıaka’s sanity
Author Tuba Çandar speaks to HDN about her unique biography of the path-breaking life of the late Armenian-origin Turkish journalist Hrant Dink
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Unlike Rod Nordland of The New York Times or Dion Nissenbaum of the Wall Street Journal, who have recently been barred entry to Turkey, some foreign journalists still report from here.
Turkish Education Minister İsmet Yılmaz has responded to criticisms about the content of a new draft curriculum that has drawn reactions over its coverage of Turkey’s founding fathers, saying it was impossible not to talk about the figures in the new program.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Hrant Dink: An Armenian Voice of the Voiceless in Turkey’ by Tuba Çandar, translated by Maureen Freely (Transaction, $30, 403 pages)
Ankara’s Cartography Museum the most comprehensive museum of its type in Turkey, displaying hundreds of maps and map-related products
Category: AKİF BEKİ
While the second round of debates in parliament is starting on constitutional changes, I refreshed my mind on certain speeches during the first round.
Category: FİKRET BİLA
The Education Ministry is changing the curriculum again. The changes have been posted on the website of the ministry; it was also noted that they are open to views and suggestions.
Veteran New York Times correspondent Rod Nordland was briefly detained by border officials in Turkey as he arrived on Jan. 17 at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, before being forced to take a flight back to London, with no explanation given as to why he had been refused entry into the country.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
A debate has been triggered after Education Minister Ismet Yılmaz’s Jan. 13 announcement that a new curriculum would be open to “public suggestions” until Feb. 20.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed educational policy amendments envisioning the removal of the founder leaders of Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Atatürk and İsmet İnönü from the curriculum
Turkey’s new draft national education curriculum aims to “protect national values,” Education Ministry Undersecretary Yusuf Tekin said Jan. 15, amid claims that the curriculum devalues Turkey’s founding fathers
The life and works of Feyhaman Duran, an executive at the Ottoman Painters Association, are shown at a new exhibition at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum as part of its 15th anniversary celebrations
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Mustafa Kemal Atatürk was the founding father of modern Turkey, its first president and the chair of the Republican People’s Party (CHP).
A Slovenian passenger flying with Turkish Airlines suffered a panic attack on board on Jan. 12, forcing the plane to return to Istanbul Atatürk Airport after he caused damage to the cabin and hit cabin crew and passengers.
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Consistency in political arguments has not been a virtue of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) politics.
The government-supported constitutional amendments will be presented to the public “despite opposition efforts to delay the process,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed
The debate on the constitutional shift from a parliamentary system to an executive presidential system, as demanded by Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, started in parliament on Jan. 9 in a highly strained atmosphere.
Heavy snowfall, storms and icy conditions continue to paralyze life in Turkey, with transport again affected by the harsh winter conditions on Jan. 10 – albeit to a slightly lesser degree compared to the previous days
Turkey’s parliament will formally launch debates on a constitutional amendment package that will usher in a powerful presidential system
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