Education Ministry Undersecretary Yusuf Tekin has defended memorization as a “traditional learning practice,” following criticism of Turkey’s education system from Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) Director Andreas Schleicher.
The bodies of two people found washed ashore on the Greek island of Lesbos have been identified as suspects attempting to flee Turkey following an investigation into the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), accused of being behind the July 2016 coup attempt.
Jews were the most targeted group in hate speech in the Turkish media in the most recent period, according to a report prepared by the Istanbul-based Hrant Dink Foundation.
The marking of Alevi houses in a neighborhood in the Central Anatolian province of Malatya is a “provocation by dark powers,” Malatya police have stated, condemning the incident that sparked concerns.
Turkey and the European bodies will engage in a series of dialogues in the forthcoming weeks as part of efforts to maintain their dialogue on cooperation areas, despite ongoing bilateral problems between Ankara and some European Union member states.
A retired Turkish sergeant has returned his NATO medal following a recent drill controversy in Norway, which prompted a strong reaction from Turkey.
A police informant within the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) reportedly killed a police officer in 2016 in the southeastern Turkish province of Gaziantep.
Kemal Gümüş, a journalist for the Turkish daily Star, said on Nov. 23 that he was deported from Israel on grounds that he was among the passengers of the Mavi Marmara flotilla to Gaza in 2010 which was raided by Israeli forces.