Category: İSMET BERKAN
The most important motor ahead of Turkey’s democratization and clearing the way for freedoms is no longer the European Union, but the “resolution process.”
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
I had a short “academic” experience after I graduated from Ankara University’s Political Sciences Faculty.
A large group of Syrian Kurds who fled the clashes in the border town of Kobane are expecting to return to their home as a senior leader of a Kurdish group on the ground thanked Turkey for its support
Energy Minister Taner Yıldız said Diyarbakır’s Metropolitan Municipality could not just say they will not pay their debts
PM Davutoğlu has greeted around 100,000 people who protested French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Diyarbakır
Turkey is seeking a new Middle East that will be a home for Turks, Kurds and Arabs together, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
“During the day, the children play on the streets and the women sit and chat. At night, Cizre is a whole different story with bombs, AK-47’s, hand grenades and mortar fire. The Turkish state is nowhere to be seen. The streets are barricades here.”
The academic year ended on Jan. 23 and the mid-term break began for nearly 17 million students across Turkey, as the education minister called on families to “remain tolerant” of their how their children perform in school.
A man has received an aggravated life sentence after killing his wife after she gave birth to a second girl, rather than a boy
Two men detained as suspected jihadists were actually wearing burqas to disguise themselves to visit their girlfriends secretly
A row over electricity in southeastern Turkey is continuing to grow, with grid firm DEDAŞ cutting power to water utilities, prompting municipalities to close DEDAŞ facilities in return.
The Turkish Football Federation has levied a 10,000-Turkish Lira fine against third-tier Diyarbakır-based club Amedspor on the grounds that it changed its name and emblem without official approval
A number of families of 872 students have decided to leave Diyarbakır, after the names and personal details of their children were controversially released by a district education office, on a list including youths involved in crime or subjected to sexual harassment.
The Council of Europe’s Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment published on Jan. 15 the report on its most recent visit to Turkey, carried out on June 9-21, 2013.
The winters might be cold in the Netherlands, but a frozen canal or river perfect for ice-skating provides mountains of joy enough to warm up any Dutch person
A local Turkish court has ordered to block access to pages on websites publishing the Jan. 14 cover of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, featuring the Prophet Muhammad
A district office of the Diyarbakır Provincial Education Directorate has controversially released the names and personal information of a total of 872 youths who were involved in crime or subjected to sexual harassment on its website.
Istanbul’s Depo art gallery will open an exhibition by Irish photojournalist Helen Sheehan on Jan. 14.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
Serkan Demirtaş, the Hürriyet Daily News' Ankara bureau chief, wrote yesterday of the shock that the Dutch foreign minister experienced when he heard about the detention of a Dutch journalist by terrorism police, just as he was talking about freedom of press in Ankara with Turkish journalists.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
I was at a lunch with the Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, Bert Koenders, along with two colleagues, at the residence of the Dutch Ambassador to Turkey, Ron Keller, when news broke about the detention of Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink in Diyarbakır.
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