A social roundup: Hundreds of students poisoned by state distributed milk BUT state response is even more “poisoned”…

Ministers seemed to have gone beyond a reasonable mindset as the responses above demonstrate…

Hundreds of students poisoned by state distributed milk around Turkey

from Hurriyet Daily News
Hundreds of students around Turkey have been poisoned by milk distributed as part of a campaign in schools to promote the drinking of milk.

Hundreds of Students Got Poisoned by Milk Distributed

from Bianet :: English
Ministry of National Education began to milk distribution campaign today and many students are poisoned.

All other misery:

PM?s bid to privatize theaters stirs uproar

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promised yesterday to propose the privatization of state-funded theaters, sparking fury from opponents who say the move could severely weaken the art.

Notes from May 1 Celebrations

from Bianet :: English

Hundreds of thousands of people celebrated May 1 in Turkey enthusiastically. There were clashes between the demonstrators and the police in Tunceli and Ankara.

May Day protests bring all walks of life together in Turkey

from Hurriyet Daily News
Workers, students, jobless, football fans, atheists, fundementalists, gay rights activists and many others come together to raise their voices against what they think is wrong


Turkish communism: Why is it still alive?

from Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul?s Taksim square was filled with tens of thousands of Turks yesterday, who all rallied for Labor Day with posters in bright red.


Turkey’s ‘Revolutionary Islamists’ to hit streets on May 1

Islamist youth in Turkey are organizing via social media to make an unprecedented appearance at this year’s May 1 rally…

Turkish town bans alcohol for ?public good?

The inner Aegean province of Afyonkarahisar has banned the sale and consumption of alcohol in public places, citing the interests of the ‘public good’

Turkey regaining ecological richness through new project

Thanks to new projects from the Natural Preservation and National Parks Association, Turkey is slowly starting to re-gain some of its botanic and ecological richness.

How much ICT do Turkish schools need?

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews by KLAUS JURGENS
A few weeks ago Education Minister Ömer Dinçer spoke at the İstanbul Chamber of Commerce (İTO) about a new social studies textbook for the younger generation that the chamber had had commissioned with the approval of the ministry.

After denial

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by CENGİZ AKTAR
Following racist remarks by Emre Belözoğlu during a recent game, the famous false truth that racism is alien to this country has resurfaced. Turkey is a country where false truths often become righteous convictions. How can one explain such widespread denial, given the fact that our daily life and our daily language and writing abound with racist, exclusionary and discriminatory remarks? Besides, is it not the case that racist remarks are being made on the soccer field where society?s internal dialogue can be perfectly heard? Gülengül Altınsay of the Taraf daily has compiled examples of such utterances. Here is an excerpt:

Turkish rakı takes the stage in Europe

from Turkish Digest

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