As PM Yıldırım was claiming Turkey is a democratic country in his interview at BBC World, a caption says Turkish authorities block Wikipedia

It seems that Istanbul Municipality invited Jimmy Wales, the Wikipedia co-founder, to the Smart City conference that will take place on 15-18 May.

update: the Municipality cancelled Wales’ talk today.

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Some 3,974 public officials were dismissed with two new state of emergency decrees published in the Official Gazette on April 29

Turkey has unhappiest students in new 72-country OECD survey

Turkey has the unhappiest students surveyed in a new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report covering 72 countries.
Some 7.2 million children in Turkey lived in households suffering from severe material deprivation in 2015, a fresh report has revealed.

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