Some stats: 26,000 Women Exposed to Violence in First Half of 2011, Protecting the environment is low priority for Turks and more…

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26,000 Women Exposed to Violence in First Half of 2011

from Bianet :: English

According to official numbers of the Provincial Police Directorates and prosecutor offices, about 26,000 women became victims of murder, injury, attacks or threats during the first six months of 2011.


Why are conservatives deaf when it comes to women?

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Turkish Pre by Özlem Albayrak

When it comes to women being subject to murder and violence, voices of protest rise from only one section of women in this country. Certain male writers in the conservative media — and why should we avoid labeling it as such? — have an internalized patriarchal view on the world, while others seem to be afraid of coming across as though they are somehow taking a feminist tone.


Protecting the environment is low priority for Turks, says report

by Acturca

Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey) Monday, May 16, 2011, Istanbul A very small minority of people in Turkey believes environmental issues are a major concern in Turkey, according to a questionnaire called ?Environment in Turkey,? conducted in the framework of International Social Survey Program by Professor Ersin Kalaycıoğlu of Sabancı University and Professor Ali Çarkoğlu of […]

Selected Turkish literature goes to Moscow Book Fair

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ANKARA – Anatolia News Agency

Turkey will participate in the 4th International Moscow Book Fair with a selection of 2,000 books. The fair will be organized from Sept. 7 to 12.


Turkey: Young Turks Abroad Returning Home to Chase Economic Dreams

For decades, thousands of Turks immigrated to the West, in particular Germany, in search of work. Now Turkey?s economic prosperity has young Turks abroad looking homeward.

Record number of Turks flocking to Mecca

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet

The number of umrah-goers from Turkey reached a record of 421,000 in the first eight months of the year, according to figures from the Religious Affairs Directorate.

University numbers on the rise in Turkey

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Anatolia News Agency
The total number of universities has reached 166 in Turkey, with the largest number in Istanbul, where there are 42 universities and five vocational schools run by foundations.

Turkey’s GDP up 8.8 percent in second quarter

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey?s gross domestic product grew 8.8 percent in the year?s second quarter, compared to the same period last year, above market consensus of 6.8 percent.

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