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A representative profile of 100 people in Turkey

KANAT ATKAYA writes:

What kind of image emerges if we take a representative sample of 100 people over the age of 18 living in Turkey?

Comment(s) 8/5/2017

Victims of Soma disaster still wait for justice

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At least 301 workers lost their lives on May 13, 2014 in a tragedy which took place at a coalmine in Soma, a district in the western province of Manisa

Comment(s) 7/12/2017

Ömer Halisdemir’s family registers his name

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Chief Sergeant Ömer Halisdemir took an order over the phone on the night of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt from Special Forces Commander Zekai Aksakallı: “I am giving you a historic duty in the name of our country and nation. Brigadier General Terzi is a traitor, an insurgent. Kill him before he enters the headquarters. There is martyrdom at the end of this. Give your blessing.”

Comment(s) 7/10/2017

Superyacht anchors in front of super luxury hotel

KANAT ATKAYA writes:

A coup, war, economic fluctuations, palace plots, international crises and a superyacht… This is roughly our story…

Comment(s) 7/5/2017

Sarcasm turns into rage for the justice march

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Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, with almost unprecedented political agility, has somehow finally transformed himself into an opposition leader who actually sets the agenda.

Comment(s) 7/3/2017

Will you send the soldiers to the ‘disko’?

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“Disko” (short for disciplinary cell) in Turkish is the place where soldiers are sent when they are sentenced to solitary confinement in the Turkish military.

Comment(s) 6/21/2017

Where to start loving the national squad?

KANAT ATKAYA writes:

Our national football squad played its first game on Oct. 26, 1923, exactly three days before the republic was declared.

Comment(s) 6/14/2017

‘We could not even see the ashes of our child’

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“Whatever happened, all of it happened to us. Nothing happened to anybody else. We have not even seen the ashes of our dear child; they did not show it to us, they did not… I live with the picture of my child,” a grieving mother said, as she was crying at the first hearing of a case - which was moved to the hall of the Chamber of Industry when the regular court room was inadequate - into a dormitory blaze.

Comment(s) 6/3/2017

The conscience you have dialed cannot be reached now

KANAT ATKAYA writes:

The actors in commercials on TV represent a brand. They are supposed to be sweet, sympathetic, fun, full of love and respectful. They save cute animals trapped in a tree; they are the hope of old people who are alone during holidays; they carry the flag on national days, pumping pride into our veins.

Comment(s) 6/2/2017

We are sane and well, very well

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In Istanbul, the sun is trying to find its way through cotton-like clouds that are all covering the sky. The sun is trying to find itself a path in the sky

Comment(s) 5/26/2017

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