Social fabric roundup: “Unwed couples against our faith, says Turkish deputy PM

Bulent Arinc, Turkish politician, ANKARA. With...
Bulent Arinc, Turkish politician, ANKARA. With Chairman of the Grand National Assembly (parliament) of Turkey Bulent Arinc (right). Photo by the Presidential Press Service (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Unwed couples against our faith, says Turkish deputy PM

Marriage is a significant and sacred matter, Deputy PM Bülent Arınç said Sept. 1 at the wedding of a young couple


Newspapers account for 90 percent of Turkey?s written media circulation, report shows

Over 90 percent of written media circulation in Turkey in the last year was made up of newspaper circulation


Alcohol consumption in Turkey not diminishing despite obstacles

Despite restrictions on alcohol consumption such as high taxes and area reduction over the last decade of AKP rule, alcohol consumption hasn?t fallen

Ankara mayor says ODTÜ ?not a second Gezi?

?Militant groups? are attempting to transform a recent row over the cutting of trees at ODTÜ into a second Gezi Park protest, Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek has said

Road through Turkey’s ODTÜ forest awaits approval

Students march to protest the decision to build an Ankara road that would cross over ODTÜ territory

Alevis voice concerns in report to President Gül

The Alevi Bektaşi Cultural Institute takes recent report up to Turkish President Abdullah Gül

Secularism non-negotiable for Alevis, fieldwork shows

Alevis were the first community to support the formation of the Turkish Republic but are growing increasingly wary at perceived attempts to roll back the state?s secularist principles


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