2 from Turkey at Time?s 100 most influential people list… Arab women idolize Turkish soap stars… A social fabric roundup..

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Fethullah Gülen an

d Abdullah Öcalan make Time?s 100 most influential people list

from Hurriyet Daily News

PKK‘s jailed leader Öcalan and Turkish religious scholar Gülen were selected in Time’s list.



Arab women idolize Turkish soap stars

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish TV series that have gained particularly popularity in the Middle East and Arabian Peninsula.



2 billion liras earned from paid military service

from Hurriyet Daily News

Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said 70,143 people had signed up for paid military service.



Turkey’s historic Emek theatre facing final curtain

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Constanze Letsch

Campaigners stage protest at plans to demolish historic venue to make way for a shopping and entertainment complex

It is Turkey’s oldest and most prestigious cinema, an Istanbul landmark that dates back to the early days of Atatürk’s rule ? and a centrepiece until recently of the city’s international film festival.

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