Turkey has the second highest child income poverty rate in the OECD countries following Israel, according to the OECD’s latest “How’s Life?” 2015 report
The bomb in Suruç exploded on July 20. Turkey opened İncirlik airbase to the United States with a telephone conversation between U.S. President Barack Obama and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on July 22.
A presenter on Turkey’s state broadcaster has attracted social media opprobrium by suggesting that “some victims” of the double Ankara blasts could have been innocent, referring to “police officers or cleaning staff.”
Dr. Necdet İpekyüz indicates disasters firstly create shocks and then make people angry, worried and hopeless; if there is solidarity and the sorrow is shared, the anger diminishes and gives way to the mourning.
A deputy from the AKP and the former transportation minister said on Oct. 15 that Twitter could be blocked if required over the social media giant’s hampering to share user information of accounts allegedly linked to the Oct. 10 Ankara bombings.

PSYCHIATRIST BAŞTERZİ EVALUATED : Suicide Attacks Caused by Hostility, not by Psychological Disorder

Psychiatrist Ayşe Devrim Çıngı Başterzi has told bianet about the psychology of suicide bombers: “A suicide bomber knows he/she destroys plenty of people but perceives all those people as enemy.”
A media ban on the investigation into the twin bombings in Ankara on Oct. 10 has been criticized by politicians from the three opposition parties and jurists, while the Ankara Bar Association took legal action against the ban.
The Turkish Interior Ministry has suspended the co-mayors of the eastern province of Batman, along with 17 members of the municipal council and three members of the provincial council, late Oct. 15, on grounds they made “self-governing” statements.
We don’t abide by the broadcast ban ruling taken by Ankara 6th Judicatory Court of Peace. We persist using our rights to receive news as citizen and make news as journalists.

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Voting starts for more than 90,000 Turkish citizens in US for Nov 1 snap elections

The polls opened for more than 90,000 Turkish citizens living in the United States on Oct. 17 for the snap Turkish parliamentary elections on Nov. 1, and will last until Oct. 25.

Turkish police name brother of Isis suspect as Ankara bomber

Officers say Yunus Emre Alagöz, whose sibling killed 33 activists in July, and Ömer Deniz Dündar were suicide bombers who killed at least 97 in capital

Turkish police have named the brother of a suspected Islamic State suicide bomber as one of two men who carried out a suicide attack on a peace rally in Ankara on Saturday.


An Ankara court has issued a complete media ban over the Oct 10 Ankara suicide bombings investigation upon a request from a public prosecutor

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