A group of metal workers began a strike on Jan. 29 around Turkey to protest poor wages in the sector and demand a better collective bargaining agreement with employers in the industry. Another group of metal workers are also planning to go on strike Feb. 19, increasing the total number of striking workers to some 15,000

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The transcripts of wiretapped phone recordings from the probe into massive graft allegations have been recycled into notebooks for deputies, raising eyebrows in Turkey only days after parliament voted to clear all four ex-ministers implicated in the investigations.
Released in Turkish and English, Hrant Dink Foundation’s new “Today in 1915” twitter account shares the events leading to the genocide in 1915 day by day.
The presidential emblem at the entrance of the old Çankaya Palace in Ankara has been removed, as the transfer of all service units to the new presidential palace has now been completed.
A U.K. citizen has been detained in İzmir on suspicion that he fought for jihadists in Syria, Turkish police have announced in the wake of demands from Ankara that Western countries do more to cut down on extremists traveling to Syria
German Marshall Fund of the United States, January 28, 2015 Emiliano Alessandri * While failures in areas ranging from democratization to foreign policy have taken place in Turkey, over the same period the European Union nearly collapsed and the Middle East plunged into chaos. In this context, Turkey’s shortcomings are not greater, nor more worrisome,
Turkey’s government holds the national record when it comes to claiming to have invented or built the most national technologies and devices.

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