Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
President Erdoğan has justified the controversial allocation of a luxury car to Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs head, comparing the situation to the allocation of armored vehicles and private plane to the pope.
Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have agreed on the necessity to enforce a safe zone and a no-fly zone in Syria despite the absence of such an agreement with the US administration, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş tweeted that the dispute with Istanbul Governor’s Office over the party’s upcoming rally at Istanbul’s Kazlıçeşme Square was solved, with the demonstration to be held as planned.
Three LGBTI associations have condemned homophobic news items published by a number of Turkish media outlets against an openly gay candidate running for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the upcoming elections, news portal bianet has reported.
A simple, multiplayer game on the web has become the latest battleground for Turkish politics ahead of the June 7 general election, gaming website Kotaku has reported.
The Doğan Media Group’s Publishing Principles Committee has reaffirmed its commitment to non-partisan, impartial reporting at a meeting in Istanbul.
A private university is to be built on a previously protected forest area in the Beykoz district of Istanbul, after a construction firm received special permission from the Environment and Urbanization Ministry, opposing a decision made by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality to keep the area protected from construction.
Hürriyet Dünyası (Hürriyet World), Turkey’s largest media ecosystem, is the leader of its sector thanks to its investments in Big Data, which improved satisfaction of both its users and advertisers, said Vuslat Doğan Sabancı
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