Milliyet newspaper employees Durukan and Çakkalkurt were acquitted of charges of “spreading propaganda for an illegal organization” on the grounds of one of their news items and so were Günlük daily officials Koçali and Pekgöz who were tried for the same reason.
By majority vote, RTÜK imposed a heavy monetary fine to the news channel CNN Türk on the grounds of a statement made by Kurdish politician Özçelik in the program “What’s going on”. He had described the militant PKK as a “political movement”.
from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Istanbul?s Geoaktif Culture and Activism Center is now providing classes in six Anatolian languages, ranging from Armenian to Laz. The classes, a first for Turkey, are attracting interest from a wide variety of ethnic backgrounds, says Cemal Atila, the center?s founder, who adds the lessons are testament to a changing Turkey
Mavi Boncuk | Büyükada orphanage in Istanbul to be transferred to Greek Patriarchate
Friday, November 26, 2010
Procedures to transfer the orphanage on the largest of Istanbul?s Princes? Islands to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate have been completed and the deed will be delivered to Patriarch Bartholomew on Monday, daily Hürriyet reported Friday.
ANKARA, Turkey – A lawyer says Turkey’s government has complied with a European Court of Human Rights ruling and returned a 19th-century orphanage to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, the centre of Orthodox Christianity around the world.
When we speak about the ?orphanage for boys,? we are not talking about an abandoned institution, harassed by destructive nationalism and legal strife, but also an historic structure. The Greek orphanage, situated on the Hristo Hill of Büyükada — or Pringipo as it was called in Greek — the major member of the Princes? Islands, is arguably the second largest and oldest wooden structure in the world and unique in Europe.
Renowned Turkish and Kurdish writers, journalists, academics and artists initiated a signature campaign to protest the death threat voiced by an armed wing of the PKK against Kurdish politician Orhan Miroğlu.