Turkish PM calls Alevi cemevi a ‘freak’

from Hurriyet Daily News
An Alevi cemevi standing next to a cemetery in Istanbul is a “freak,” according to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

 

?The State is Responsible for Unlicensed Alevi Houses of Worship?

from Bianet :: English
Alevi Elder Muharrem Ercan questioned how their community would be able to construct licensed Alevi cem houses while the Turkish state still refuses to grant them recognition as official houses of worship, in response to a recent statement by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who called the Karacaahmet Cem House a ?freak.?

 

Alevis angered by PM?s ?freak? remark for Cemevi

from Hurriyet Daily News
Alevis react to PM Erdoğan?s calling an ?unlicensed? Alevi worship house a ?freak.? ?All cemevis are unlicensed because of discriminatory policies,? one figure says

 

11 Year Old Declared Brain-Dead Due to Gas Bomb Injury

from Bianet :: English
Medical officials declared 11 year old M.A. brain-dead on Thursday, after a gas bomb fired by the police during a demonstration landed on his head while he was on his way back home in the southern province of Adana.

 

AKP seeks abortion ban with new charter

from Hurriyet Daily News
In the ongoing process of drafting Turkey?s new constitution, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is seeking to add provisions that could become the basis for bans on sperm banks, abortion and Caesarian sections.

 

Dersim : Le festival de Munzur est terminé (Silbus u Tari et autres)

from YOL (routes de Turquie et d’ailleurs) by anne


En fait ça fait déjà trois jours, que le festival de Munzur est terminé. Mais évidemment dans cette région alévie qui en a  sacrément bavé (c’est vraiment le moins qu’on puisse dire et 38 est bien sûr en référence aux massacres et aux déportations de 1938) on se sent très concerné par ce qui s’est passé le week-end dernier dans une kasaba de Malatya. J’ai donc privilégié cette triste affaire dans mon précédent billet.

Sevil Sevimli, a 19-year-old French student of Turkish descent who was arrested and detained in Turkey, on suspicion of links with an outlawed far-left extremist group. AFP photo

 Sevil Sevimli, a 19-year-old French student of Turkish descent who was arrested and detained in Turkey, on suspicion of links with an outlawed far-left extremist group. AFP photo

French student detained in Turkey released: supporters

from Hurriyet Daily News
A French-Turkish student detained in Turkey since May on suspicion of links..

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