The number of people who have suffered from the government’s “reckless measures” against suspected Gülenists within the civil service has hit 1 million, the main opposition leader has said
Turkish schools reopen after purge of teachers suspected of coup links

Unions predict a chaotic start to the school year with as many as 50,000 teaching vacancies unfilled

Turkey has recently dismissed 27,715 teachers and suspended 9,465, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli stated late on Sept. 19, adding that the decisions were made over teachers’ suspected links to either the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) or the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)
In the human rights session of the UN Human Rights Council, NGOs have underlined the increasing human rights violations during the State of Emergency and stated that the violations must be monitored closely.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Sept. 20 ordered Turkey to pay compensation to a couple from the eastern province of Ağrı who had filed a complaint over their son’s death during his compulsory military service
A town has been quarantined following the outbreak of a rabies epidemic in the southern province of Osmaniye, with at least 104 people receiving treatment in hospital
Jail sentences have been given to 45 university students who staged a protest against then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during the launch ceremony of a Turkish satellite in December 2012 at the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ)
HDP Co-Leader Demirtaş has called on the PKK and the government to agree a ceasefire,
Turkey is its own worst enemy when it comes to public diplomacy.
The Artvin Governor’s Office has banned rallies and protests in the Black Sea province for a month in the wake of an announcement that a hearing for a controversial mine construction will be held on Sept. 19
Turkey supports plans to drive the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) out of its Syrian stronghold of Raqqa and it would not act alone in any such operation, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stated
A court on Sept. 19 ordered the arrest of a man who attacked and injured a young woman on a public bus in Istanbul for wearing shorts on Sept. 12

On Syria’s Border With Turkey

Fattah Issa, 38, lives in Kobani, a city in northern Syria far from the front lines and controlled by Kurdish militias. An ethnic Kurd, he left a government job in Damascus as the country’s crisis began.
Turkey-backed rebels may extend their zone of control in northern Syria by pushing south and were now focused on heading toward the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)-held town of al-Bab, Turkish President RecepTayyip Erdoğan said on Sept. 19

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