washingtonpost.comJan 1 – Ekrem Dumanli is editor in chief of the Zaman daily newspaper in Turkey. When I first appeared in court after last month’s raid on my newspaper in Istanbul and 80 hours of detention, I asked the judge: “Two columns and a news report: Is that…
According to a report by Worker Health and Occupational Safety Assembly, at least 1,886 workers died on the job across Turkey. 54 were children.
The footage was recorded on June 1, 2013, in Eskişehir
A 24 year old university student detained for charges related to insulting “the president of the country” has been sent to jail for insulting an on-duty police officer.
Haşım Kılıç also stating that a key decision on whether to lift the 10 percent election threshold for legislative representation will be announced soon
Turkey governor restricts lift use

Regional governor wants people to take the stairs in an effort to fight obesity.
Turkish writer Elif Şafak has reacted to the health minister’s statements concerning motherhood as a career on Twitter, saying “motherhood is not a career.”
A report reveals that 2,323 police officers have been treated for mental health disorders
Turkey Welcomes 2015 With Snow

Turkey entered the new year with snow. While snow created beautiful scenes in most cities, it also causes serious issues in some cities, especially in transport.
A Summary of Turkey in News in 2014

The past year was full of news in Turkey, good or bad.One of our stories that I liked to read most was the following one, which was a good example of team work in journalism for investigative reporting:
An outlawed Turkish Marxist group on Jan. 2 said it was behind an attempted attack on an Ottoman-era Istanbul palace that formerly held the offices of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Turkey’s Education Ministry has issued the outline of a new moral education program to be given to schools
The municipality of Cizre, the southeastern town in the province of Şırnak that recently witnessed deadly unrest, has begun closing ditches dug by PKK’s youth branch
The lyrics of the song praise PM Davutoğlu as the ‘grandson of Ottomans’
A video shows a Turkish bus driver getting out of his seat dancing to a folk song while driving on a busy highway in Istanbul. The footage shows the driver occasionally getting off his seat to dance the ‘horon’, a traditional group dance from the Black Sea region, while the passengers in the moving vehicle groove to the song amid shouts and cheers Continue reading…
Erzincan Province Governor’s Office released a statement, banning all open area activities of press statements, demonstrations and petitions until January 12.
AFP’s Turkish photographer Bülent Kılıç has been picked by The Guardian newspaper’s picture desk as the contested agency photographer of the year

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