Spain to suspend ‘Alliance of Civilizations’ activity: Report

Spain will reportedly suspend its activities in the ‘Alliance of Civilizations,’ jointly launched by Turkey and Spain in 2005

Spain’s ambassador to Turkey has refuted media reports suggesting that his country has suspended its activities in the “Alliance of Civilizations” jointly launched by Ankara and Madrid.

Trust in judiciary at nadir but increasing, says AKP jurist official

Trust in the judiciary is at its lowest level in Turkey today, but the country’s judicial body will be better in future after recent elections also resulted in leftist and Kemalist judges joining the body, according to a high-ranking ruling party member.

The Gallipoli centenary is a shameful attempt to hide Armenian holocaust
The Independent
Professor Ayhan Aktar of Istanbul Bilgi University, for example, has written extensively about the courage of Armenians who themselves fought in uniform for Turkey at Gallipoli, and has publicised the life of Captain Sarkis Torossian, an Armenian .

Turkey’s media associations backlashed the blocking of tweets belonging to several journalists and media outlets by a court order.

Turkish professor resigns over joke about Erdoğan’s 16 warriors

‘Which Turkish principality is this one wearing a bathrobe?’ Professor Hasan Herken had asked

Pantomime warriors no joke for Turkey’s Erdogan
GlobalPost
“The president has been mobilising these elements of the past,” said Ilter Turan, professor of political science at Istanbul Bilgi University, pointing to a plan by Erdogan to make Ottoman Turkish language lessons compulsory in schools. “This symbolism …

(HDP co-leader Selahattin Demirtaş has lamented the declaration of national mourning for Saudi Arabian King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz

Mayors, power grid firm at odds in southeastern Turkey

A row over electricity in southeastern Turkey is continuing to grow, with grid firm DEDAŞ cutting power to water utilities, prompting municipalities to close DEDAŞ facilities in return.

VIDEO: Turkey’s most dangerous driver detained

Four days after a video showing a car weaving manically in and out of Istanbul traffic led to outrage on social media, the Turkish police have detained a suspect

Lack of steps on peace process a ‘provocation,’ Euro PKK head says

Zübeyir Aydar, a leading outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) figure based in Brussels, has challenged the Turkish government on claims that Kurds are creating provocations in the southeast, describing Ankara’s lack of steps in the peace process as a “provocation.”

10 questions to understand clashes in Turkey’s southeastern Cizre district

Cizre has witnessed a series of deadly clashes over the past month, threatening the ongoing Kurdish peace process and becoming a point of bitter dispute between President Erdoğan and HDP co-chair Demirtaş.

Energy minister criticizes Turkey’s southeastern municipality in electricity debt crisis

Energy Minister Taner Yıldız said Diyarbakır’s Metropolitan Municipality could not just say they will not pay their debts

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