In the mean time, Büyükada Orphanage goes back to real owners….

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Attention: Humanity being lost at Turkey-Greece border by RECEP KORKUT

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Op-Ed by RECEP KORKUT
It is midnight on the border between Turkey and Greece. Special teams on rotation at the border are hypersensitive and on the look out for enemies they pursue with the help of thermal cameras.

Discrimination in Turkish media continuing, panelists say

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Problems with discrimination and hate speech are continuing within Turkey?s media industry because of a lack of suitable legislation, according to a university professor.

Bartholomew, Muslims in Greece, defending human rights by ORHAN KEMAL CENGİZ

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews
There is a small photo accompanying a news story on His All Holiness Bartholomew as he stands between two Muslim clerics who appear in their religious clothes.

Acquittal of Journalists Durukan, Çakkalkurt, Koçali and Pekgöz

from Bianet :: English
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.

RTÜK Fines CNN Türk

from Bianet :: English
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”.

Istanbul center breaks ground with ethnic language institute

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

Büyükada Orphanage to be Transferred to Greek Patriarchate

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

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.

Turkey complies with court order and returns confiscated orphanage to Ecumenical Patriarchate

from Yahoo news
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.

The orphanage back where it belongs

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.

Turkish Armenians sue Turkey over belated patriarch election

Le kurde une langue inconnue des juges du tribunal de Diyarbakir et ? des manuels scolaires français

from YOL (routes de Turquie et d’ailleurs) by anne

Türkler Murder Trial Closed by Prescription after 26 Years

from Bianet :: English
After 26 years, the trial regarding the murder of Turkish socialist union leader Kemal Türkler was closed by prescription. The Türkler family is going to apply to the European Court of Human Rights.

Intellectuals Condemn Death Threat against Kurdish Politician

from Bianet :: English
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.

Continuing Crackdown on Speech

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White
Photo from Hurriyet

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