from the social fabric: increasing number of Office-like private universities in Turkey, Anatolian origins of Indo-European languages, 52,000 Turkish laborers overseas

Office-like private universities raise concerns about education

from Hurriyet Daily News
As the number of private universities in Istanbul rises, many use apartment or office space instead of campuses. Educators raise questions about their academic quality


Language family may have Anatolian origins

by M.A.M
Mavi Boncuk |SOURCE

Indo-European languages range throughout Europe and South Asia and even into Iran, yet the roots of this widespread family of tongues have long been controversial. A new study adds support to the proposal that the language family expanded out of Anatolia ? what?s now Turkey ? between 8,000 and 9,500 years ago, as early farmers sought new land to cultivate.

Yes Ulan Yes….

by M.A.M

The map shows the timing and geographic expansion of Indo-European languages proposed in a new statistical analysis. The red area in what?s now Turkey is a possible birthplace of the Indo-European language family more than 8,000 years ago.Credit: Remco Bouckaert et al.


Turkey sends 52,000 laborers overseas

from Hurriyet Daily News
Last year some 52,491 Turkish workers migrated abroad for employment, with the majority favoring Iraq…


Turkey the birthplace of Hindi, English: study

from Hurriyet Daily News
Could the word for mother prove that Turkey was the birthplace of hundreds of languages as diverse as Hindi, Russian, Dutch.

Mavi Boncuk | Ankara, Turkey, August 26, 2012.  

Magic Turkish squad claims third consecutive gold medal

2012 CEV Junior Volleyball European Championship ? Women

Kebabs ? the true Turkish delight | Oliver Thring

from World news: Turkey | by Oliver Thring

High street kebabs may not have the best reputation, but some Turkish restaurants are now getting the credit they deserve

A gimlet eye recently spotted that a little Turkish restaurant is currently the seventh-best rated in London on the website TripAdvisor, beating more than 10,000 others. It’s not, as some have giddily said, strictly a kebab shop, and it’s worth noting straight away that TripAdvisor is an imperfect source of information on restaurants. Most of its contributors seem to be tourists, and visitors in a new city are by definition inexpert local restaurant critics.

What?s the Difference Between Alawites and Alevis?

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White
What?s the difference between Syrian Alawites and Turkish Alevis? The following is a brief excerpt from an article by Stephen Schwartz. For the full article, click here.


The AK Party and the Alevi problem

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Turkish Pre by AHMET ALTAN
Why has Turkey, which was a promising country carrying out successful economic policies two years ago, been caught all of a sudden in a trap of despair? We have to calmly and honestly think about the reasons behind this U-turn in order to get off this dark road.

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