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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The Turkish state is “deadlocked” and “on the verge of crisis,” Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said, in response to criticism over his suggestion that the government’s constitutional changes, which include a shift to a presidential system, should be brought to a public vote.
Murat Şahin, who was arrested for attacking Turkish journalist Can Dündar with a gun, was released pending trial on Oct. 21, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.
Four people were wounded on Oct. 20 when an assailant opened random fire on locals following a brawl that erupted over the distribution of advertising brochures belonging to an epilation center in Trabzon, claiming that they were unholy
A disabled 13-year-old Syrian child has been gathering paper on the streets in the southern Turkish province of Antalya in order to provide for his family back in war-torn Syria
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Gaziantep lawmaker Ümit Özdağ has been referred to the party’s disciplinary committee, according to a statement issued by the head of the committee, Halil Öztürk, on Oct. 20, state-run Anadolu Agency reported.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has once again declared his opposition to interest rates, stating that earning via interest is “a tool of exploitation.”
Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) will form youth branches in mosques in order to prevent youth from joining religious movements that “spoil Islam,” such as the movement of U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen.
The first hearing of a criminal case opened on Oct. 20 against three suspects who tried to participate in the suppressed LGBT pride march in Istanbul in 2015
Almost 10 percent of gynecology units at Turkish public hospitals do not offer abortion services, while some 78 percent provide the operation only if it is a life-threatening situation, research prepared by the Istanbul-based Kadir Has University has revealed.
An Istanbul court has accepted an indictment against journalist Can Dündar on charges of “printing and publishing terrorist organizations’ statements” during his one-day editorial duty undertaken in solidarity with a now-closed daily newspaper
Greenpeace Turkey’s Sail to the Sun Campaign, which aims to promote the use of solar energy in Turkey, kicks off in Bodrum before heading to Seferihisar, İzmir and Istanbul
Kırşehir’s bird paradise at Seyfe Lake has completely dried up over the summer, as officials are called to take urgent measures
The party plaintiff lawyers in the case of a controversial mine construction in the Black Sea province of Artvin demanded recusal and abandoned the hearing room on Sept. 19 amid intense security precautions
Five shells fired from the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG)-controlled Afrin region of Syria hit empty land in the border province of Hatay on Oct. 20
A fisherman living in the Aegean province of Muğla caught a rare sharksucker fish, also known as a remora, on Oct. 19, Doğan News Agency has reported
The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İBB) will launch a tender for an air rail system to link two rapidly developing urban areas on the European side of the city
The pilot who hit the Presidential Palace in Ankara during the July 15 failed coup has said that he hit the building on purpose as part of the coup
More than 300 judges and prosecutors facing probe or dismissal for alleged links to the Fethullah Gülen network have applied to confess the structure of the organization, the head of Turkey’s top judicial body has said
Turkey is not participating in the battle to retake Mosul from jihadists because of the government’s wrong foreign policies, Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said yesterday.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Oct. 15 that Turkey's presence in the Bashiqa military base in northern Iraq will remain, amid the ongoing row with Baghdad, which has demanded the immediate withdrawal of the Turkish military from the camp
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has said an Iraqi delegation will visit Turkey by the end of the week, probably on Oct. 20, stressing that both Ankara and B are willing to solve the political dispute between them through “dialogue.”