Social fabric roundup: Müslüm Gürses laid to rest… Arda Turan’s wedding, another instance of hypocricy…

Müslüm Gürses was laid to rest after a ceremony at the Teşvikiye Mosque. Photo by Emrah Gürel


Thousands pay last respects to Müslüm Father

from Hurriyet Daily News
Müslüm Gürses, the famous Turkish singer who passed away March 2, was laid to rest in Istanbul.

Turkish singer Muslum Gurses dies | National Music News |


Müslüm Baba a tiré sa dernière arabesk?

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

Alcohol will be served after PM Erdoğan gone. This is a decision “out of respect” to PM Erdoğan’s piety… :

Atletico Madrid’s Arda Turan to have no-alcohol wedding for Turkish PM

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish international and Atletico Madrid midfielder Arda Turan will not serve any alcohol at his upcoming wedding.

A culture war embodied in the length of a hemline

by Acturca
International Herald Tribune (USA) Tuesday, February 26, 2013, p. 17 By Tim Arango, Istanbul When flight attendants first rode aboard Turkish Airlines in the late 1940s they wore cotton blouses under blue suits tailored to accentuate « the contours of the body, » as a fashion history of the airline puts it. In the ?60s and ?70s

Book production in 2012 announced

from Hurriyet Daily News
Culture and Tourism Minister Ömer Çelik has announced 42,625 book titles were published in Turkey in 2012..

Turkish Women Speak Up: My Body, My Decision

from Global Voices Online by Baran Mavzer
Two weeks ago, Turkish courts [tr] released Fatih Nerede, who has a criminal history of rape and robbery, after he raped a woman in Diyarbakir, a city in the southeast region of Turkey, in front of her three year-old child. The reason behind the decision to release him by the court pending trial is, that as the institution of forensic medicine told to the court ?It is not possible to decide if the rape victim was psychologically damaged by the rape or not, before 18 months after the incident.? This incident might be shocking but unfortunately it is not the only one.

I.H.T. SPECIAL; Construction of Disputed Turkish Dam Continues

from NYT > Turkey by By SUSANNE GÜSTEN;

A massive dam project barrels along in Turkey despite the displacement of local people, worries about ancient artifacts and environmental concerns.

Turkey?s housing administration to restore historic Sulukule buildings

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey?s Housing Settlement Administration (TOKİ) will be restoring 24 different historic.

Forbes Billionaires 2012 | Turkey

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M
Forbes Wealth team gears up to bring you the Billionaires issue this March
See Mavi Boncuk foe a previous ranking .

Brave New Turkey, non-coed

from Hurriyet Daily News
Hello and welcome to our new country, the Brave New Turkey.

AKP seeking to create own women?s movement: Lawyer

from Hurriyet Daily News
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is attempting to sideline

Evacuated Sulukule to be restored as ?heritage’

from Hurriyet Daily News
A limited amount of houses in the historic Sulukule neighborhood, which saw an urban renewal, will be restored by the state-run contractor

Hundreds Stand Up Against Hotel Project in Haydarpaşa

from Bianet :: English
Hundreds of protestors in Istanbul and across Europe rallied on Wednesday night to protest the municipality project to transform Istanbul’s century-old train station into a hotel.

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