Babacan now chastised by Ağaoğlu…. US Department of State gives support to Çarşı fan group…

Ali Ağaoğlu, a construction mogul known for his close ties with the government, has denounced Ali Babacan’s pledge to shift the focus to developing industry, rather than construction
Sen neyi durduruyorsun
Davutoğlu'na sıkı koruma
Protecting Davutoğlu, the new prime minister

Sefer's initial appearance on

Çalınak’s appearance on The Luck of the Drawer went viral and was followed by another TV appearance.

‘Obviously, we support freedom of expression and assembly,’ US State Department spokesman Marie Harf says
Yet another ‘coup attempt’ in Turkey
The same approach was evident in earlier episodes (2007-2012) involving alleged coup attempts, such as the Ergenekon and Sledgehammer cases. In those instances, hundreds of military officers were arrested, along with dozens of journalists and even
Painter Haydar Özay’s oil canvas entitled “Gezi Resistance” can be seen in Mimarlar Odası Karaköy Branch in Istanbul throughout September and October.
After two days of negotiations amid a broader public outcry over construction workers’ safety, the striking workers’ 14-point demand request was accepted by the company
Research Notes (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) No. 23, September 2014 Soner Cagaptay with Ege Cansu Sacikara and Talya Yuzucu * On August 10, Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his prolific electoral run by collecting almost 52 percent of the vote in Turkey’s presidential poll, easily besting his chief rival, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, who represented
Eurasia Review (web site) Tuesday, September 9, 2014                        Türkçe By Ozdem Sanberk * Preserving the ancient culture and deep-rooted heritage of the people of ‘new Turkey’ will require the state to refrain from interpreting and guiding the religious beliefs of minorities, and to continue with liberal reforms based
Financial Times (USA Ed) September 8, 2014, p. 2                                              Türkçe By Daniel Dombey New president is rejecting traditions acquired since the end of the Ottoman Empire, writes Daniel Dombey Recep Tayyip Erdogan is making his mark as Turkey’s first directly elected president barely a week after taking the oath
CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has revealed plans to name a former veteran diplomat as his chief advisor, as Turkey is expected to play a central role in the US-led coalition to fight ISIL

Turkey’s Mad Honey

There’s a honey found in Turkey’s Black Sea region, called Deli bal, that contains a natural neurotoxin from rhododendron nectar that can trigger hallucinations and, in higher doses, nausea, seizure, and even death. Over at Modern Farmer, Emma Bryce looks at the “The Strange History of ‘Mad Honey’:”

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