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The start of the academic year is always a good time to instill some wisdom and knowledge in the minds of young and impressionable students, which is just what Yusuf Ziya Ozcan, head of Turkey’s Higher Board of Education (YOK), tried to do in a recent talk in front of students at Central Turkey’s Nevsehir University.
This is a news item from today?s Milliyet-online newspaper. Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) condemns four TV serials for inciting hostile feelings against the Kurds in Turkish people. One of them, Sakarya-Fırat, is aired on state television,. The other three, Kurtlar Vadisi, Olumsuz Kahramanlar and Tek Turkiye are aired on different private TV channels.
A new day-time TV show started on Kanal D. The hostess is Iclal Aydin, who is well-known from television serials and former television shows. The program is presented as a new format in Haberturk-online newspaper.
During the late 80’ies I designed a store and head office for the Odeon white goods chain at the ground floor of Casa Botter and vaguely remember the Karakoy Mosque. My mother worked at the Ziraat Bank. (old Wiener Bank- Verein 1912 building).
Mavi Boncuk |Karaköy Mosque stood behind the bank building until 1959. Build during the reign of . Abdülhamit the second by the royal architect Raimondo D’Aronco it was dismantled during the massive modernisation that caused many architectural treasures to dissappear. With plans to be transfered to Kınalıada, one of the Princes islands the transport ship listed and lost its unbalanced cargo during the short trip.
According to Turkish government figures, in the 2006-07 school year the overall rate of enrolment in voluntary secondary education (ie, schooling above the eight years that?s compulsory) was 56.5 per cent. This breaks down into rates of 60.7 per cent for boys and 52.2 per cent for girls. What causes this gap between male and female enrolment rates? In order to answer this and related questions, in 2009 researchers at Galatasaray University conducted a statistical analysis of data from TurkStat?s 2003 Household Budget Survey. You can find their report here (pdf; Turkish).