Turkey?s first ever openly gay mayor candidate… A social fabric roundup…

Turkey?s first ever openly gay mayor candidate announces bid

A Turkish man who studied in the US is aiming to become the first open member of the country?s LGBT community

Can Çavuşoğlu has said he will run in Giresun?s district of Bulancak in the March 2014 local elections in a bid to become the first-ever openly homosexual mayor in the country, while declaring himself a ?gay, activist, writer, thinker, painter, humanist and women rights activist.?

Turkish PM refutes charge of intervention in lifestyles through alcohol restrictions

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan today refuted claims that the government was interfering in people?s lifestyles

Project to build mosque and cemevi in same place draws contrasting reactions

Several Alevi associations have criticized plans in Ankara to build an Alevi cemevi side by side with a Sunni mosque

Archaeology: Turkey?s largest museum complex to open soon

ANSAmed (Italy) 13 September 2013, Ankara A big project in the field of culture and tourism is being realized in the southeastern Turkish province of Sanliurfa, the main city of which is regarded as the world?s oldest city due to the ?temple center? and the remains in Gobeklitepe. When finished, the Haleplibahce Museum Complex, which

Lazuri classes to begin in secondary schools in Turkey

The Education Ministry has decided that the Laz language is to become an elective course in secondary schools


Ankara beats Istanbul in creativity

I have been following Turkey?s creative class with more interest ever since the Gezi Park events

Turkey’s young people politicized by fears of Islamist influence

This is part of a series ? Future Shock: Millennials in Crisis ? looking at how young people around the world are grappling with the transition to adulthood in a challenging global economy.

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