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Bulgarian voters from Turkey divert via Greece as ‘patriots’ again protest at Turkish border

By   /  24/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  No Comments

  Bulgarian passport-holders coming into the country to vote in the March 26 elections would now be coming via Greece instead of directly across the border because of planned blockades by Bulgarian nationalists, reports on March 24 said. The nationalist United Patriots coalition again staged blockades of Bulgaria’s border crossings with Turkey on March 24, […]

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Prosecutor-General: Bulgaria will not extradite border policemen wanted by Turkey on murder, manslaughter charges

By   /  22/03/2017  /  BG Politics, BG Social, Bulgaria, Headlines, Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  No Comments

  Prosecutor-General Sotir Tsatsarov said on March 22 that Bulgaria will not extradite to Turkey four border policemen wanted by Ankara on murder charges in connection with the 2008 death of a poacher. Tsatsarov said that according to the European Convention to which Turkey is a party, Bulgaria is not obliged to hand over the […]

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Interior inistry: At least 1,300 suspects arrested in one week

By   /  06/03/2017  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Interior inistry: At least 1,300 suspects arrested in one week

  At least 1,300 suspects allegedly linked to terrorist organizations have been arrested in Turkey over the past seven days, the Interior Ministry said March 6. Among them were 920 suspected members of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which is believed to have been behind the July 15, 2016 failed coup attempt. Some 45 of […]

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AKP aims to create ‘political aristocracy’: Turkey’s CHP

By   /  06/03/2017  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on AKP aims to create ‘political aristocracy’: Turkey’s CHP

  The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is aiming to create a “political aristocracy” by reducing the minimum age for parliamentary candidates from 25 to 18 as part of its constitutional amendments to be voted on in the April 16 referendum, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said. “Those friends […]

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Hurriyet newspaper feels Erdogan’s wrath

By   /  01/03/2017  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Hurriyet newspaper feels Erdogan’s wrath

  A headline cost newspaper Hürriyet, the largest and most authoritative newspaper in Turkey, dearly, following criticism by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and many members of the Turkish government and forcing the owner of the newspaper to replace its director. The article was by the journalist Hande Firat who on the night of the […]

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Pergolas have been built at the walls of Istanbul to host wedding ceremonies

By   /  27/02/2017  /  Social, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Pergolas have been built at the walls of Istanbul to host wedding ceremonies

  Arbitrary structures for organizing wedding ceremonies have been built at the historic Byzantine Theodosian Walls of Constantinople (Istanbul) with the approval of the municipality of the area! The committee for the Protection of Historical monuments of the municipality of Fatih approved the relevant company’s proposal calling for the particular space and allowed the construction […]

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Cumhuriyet: Erdogan has a parallel force

By   /  21/02/2017  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Cumhuriyet: Erdogan has a parallel force

  “Erdogan has a parallel force” is the front page title of the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet. The Turkish opposition newspaper reports that Erdogan’s brother in law is the leader of a large group of the president’s loyal followers who have weapons, radios and even drones and can take to the streets in the event of […]

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Turkish military officers are requesting asylum all over Europe

By   /  15/02/2017  /  Headlines, Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish military officers are requesting asylum all over Europe

Television host laid off for saying he will vote “NO” in the referendum The number of Turkish military officers serving abroad and seek asylum in European countries continues to grow. Fearful of being tried in Turkey on charges of having affiliations with the Islamic order Hizmet of Imam Fethullah Gulen. According to Turkish media, 86 […]

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Turkish authorities arrest 280 Pilots

By   /  05/02/2017  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish authorities arrest 280 Pilots

  A series of arrests against pilots of the Turkish Air Force is sending shock waves through Turkey. According to turkish newspaper Hurriyet, following investigations which began at the Konya airbase, operations by Turkish police were initiated in several turkish cities. There were 280 pilots arrested on accusations for participating in the attempted coup, and […]

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Turkey’s loss of wetlands exceeds size of Marmara over last 60 years: Report

By   /  03/02/2017  /  Social, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkey’s loss of wetlands exceeds size of Marmara over last 60 years: Report

Turkey has lost wetland areas totaling 1.5 times the surface area of the Marmara Sea in the last 60 years, the Nature Foundation revealed in a study on Feb. 2, noting that there was little optimism that current measures would prevent further losses. The study showed that in the last 60 years, around 2 million […]

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