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Ruling AKP deputy report criticizes government handling of Gezi crisis

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was misinformed during the Gezi Park protests and the redevelopment project was not handled in a democratic way, İdris Bal says

Protest politics and the ethical imagination

Protest, like marriage, implies the possible start of something new. It means re-imagining relations to self and other. The Taksim Square Book Club – in which demonstrators in Istanbul stood silently and read books – used silent reflection as a powerful riposte to state brutality. At the root of this kind of protest is what I term the ethical imagination.

Belgian solidarity protest against police brutality in Turkey


Diyarbakır Welcomes Its First ?Kürdistan? Sign

Kurdistan Youth Movement Association, the first association including the word ?Kurdistan?, has been established in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır.

Thirteen people drown on same day in waters around Turkey

A total of 13 people drowned in Turkey Aug. 11, the Sunday right after the Eid-al Fitr holiday, while six of the incidents happened in Istanbul.

86 people killed in crashes across Turkey during Eid

The death toll in traffic accidents over the four-day Eid al-Fitr holiday, or Ramadan Bayram, hit 86 people, while 4,711 people were injured across Turkey

Turkish authority introduces ?Alcohol is not your friend? tag on bottles

Signs warning about the possible harms of alcohol consumption will be placed on the bottles of alcoholic beverages

Turn Gezi into tourism asset by promoting democratic Turkey

With a good public relations strategy, Turkey could have transformed the Gezi incidents from a disadvantage into an advantage by promoting a democratic country, according to the head of a tourism association.


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