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Turkish minister refutes student loan cuts claim for Gezi participants

Youth and Sports Minister Suat Kılıç has refuted allegations that university students who participated in the Gezi Park protests will not be eligible for loans

?Informant boxes? to be installed in Turkey

The police will install informant stations in neighborhoods, ostensibly to lead a more effective fight against crime and allow citizens to remain anonymous

Erdoğan’s chief adviser knows what’s behind Turkey’s protests ? telekinesis | Fiachra Gibbons

From Lufthansa to the CIA, Turkey’s government has come up with some worrying conspiracy theories to explain Gezi Park

It has to be said that when the Turkish government began to flail around for the “real reasons” behind the Gezi protests, their initial conspiracy theories lacked imagination ? the CIA, Europeans jealous of their economic success, unspecified foreign forces in cahoots with terrorists, Twitter, the “interest rate lobby”, and, of course, the international Jewish conspiracy. What would a search for a scapegoat be in Turkey (or indeed Greece) without our old friends the Elders of Zion?

Pregnant women gather to protest Sufi thinker who urged them not to ‘stroll in public’

Pregnant women have protested in Istanbul the statements of a lawyer and Sufi thinker who that it was ‘disgraceful’ for expectant women to show themselves in public

Historical ruins destroyed in Beşiktaş’s stadium in central IstanbulHurriyet Daily News

The legendary İnönü Stadium of Beşiktaş, one of Turkey’s biggest football clubs, in the Beşiktaşdistrict along the Bosphorus shore is being replaced with a more

 

Gezi showed Turkish republic is in safe hands: Ex-president?s daughter

The Gezi Park protests reveal the fact that the Turkish Republic is in safe hands and will remain strong

En passant par la Sanat Sokak (la rue des arts) à Dersim, pendant le festival Munzur

Dans ce qui reste de l?ancienne province de Dersim (la porte d?argent) , renommée Tunceli (la main de bronze) par la République turque, ne vivent plus  que 35000 habitants. Après les massacres et les déplacements forcés  de 1938 , puis les destructions de villages des années 90, ils sont sans doute près de 10 fois plus nombreux à vivre dans d?autres villes du pays (dans le quartier de Gazi, par exemple  à Istanbul, d?où les premiers jours des protestations du mouvement Gezi, plus de 30 000 manifestants rejoignaient la place Taksim à 4 heures de marche de là, avant de continuer à protester dans leur quartier ) ou à l?étranger.  Et ce sont sans doute les citoyens les moins dociles  du pays.

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