This is an element of a mindset that is increasingly hegemonic in this country…

Staying single a bigger threat than nuclear power, Turkish minister says

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
The health effects of any potential nuclear meltdown pale in comparison to the dangers of remaining single, Turkey?s energy minister said Monday.

Express magazine focuses on violence against women in Turkey: Turkey: A republic of men. via

 

In other developments:

Eastern Turkish municipality set to begin ‘freakish’ monument’s demolition

by ISTANBUL – Radikal
Demolition work on Kars? Monument to Humanity, a peace sculpture described as ?freakish? by the prime minister in January, will begin within 15 days.

 

Turkish online ‘revolution’ demands end to sexist, racist language in media

by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
In the age of social media and cyber-communities, 140-character ‘tweets’ have kicked off a social movement against sexist, racist or homophobic language in the Turkish media, with thousands signing the Defne Revolution’s petition demanding change. Coordinators Binnaz Saktanber and Zeynep Erdim talk to the Daily News about how the ‘revolution’ began and what they hope it will accomplish

 

One-third of Turkish youth unemployed, not in school, says new report

by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
More than 2 million young women in Turkey are not studying or working, a situation shared by a third of all youth, a report by the main opposition has said.

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