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Photo Gallery: Authoritarian Trend in Turkey


Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has never been much of a feminist, but women in Turkey are enraged by his latest comments on abortion. Critics say he is trying to distract attention from a scandal involving a massacre of Kurdish civilians last year.


Turkish Society?s Views on Abortion since 1990

Support for the right to abortion has declined considerably in Turkey since 1990, according to a public opinion survey published by Istanbul?s Bahçeşehir University. Religion, education and ideology constitute the main indicators that influence an individual?s stance on abortion.

?I worship so I can do anything I like? is Turks? lifestyle: Scholar

from Hurriyet Daily News
A majority of Turks might be religious conservative, but many follow a lifestyle that contradicts, according to a Turkish professor.

Development at any cost

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by CENGİZ AKTAR

In the Turkish development model, one pan of the balance holds the intertwined and self-feeding areas of energy, construction and profit, while the other pan concerns the nature, citizens, cities and civilization.

Pious Turks Push for Labor Justice

from NYT > Turkey by By SUSANNE GÜSTEN

Young Muslims have been congregating to critique the reign of the mildly Islamist government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “capitalism with ablutions.”

Can Islamists Be Liberals?

from NYT > Turkey by By MUSTAFA AKYOL
In the Middle East, democracy isn?t enough. True freedom requires a liberal society.

Public health services a must, Turks think

from Hurriyet Daily News
A majority of Turks oppose the privatization of health services, arguing instead that health services…

Turkish society supports religious courses: Survey

from Hurriyet Daily News
A majority of Turks support elective lessons on the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad?s life.

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