Selfie with the Bears. A social fabric roundup from Turkey

Turkey is doing her best to be selfie champions…

Çöplükte ayılarla selfie
Sarıkamış, Kars, Turkey

if you don’t believe here is the video.


Turkeys turtle beach, saved from bulldozers in the 1980s, faces new threat from developers

World news: Turkey | by Liz Boulter

The 91-year-old Englishwoman who famously saved the beach a key nesting site for loggerhead turtles 25 years ago, launches petition to protect it from new plans for tourist development


Rise of Islamic schools causes alarm in secular Turkey

Agence France Presse, Sunday, September 21, 2014 by Dilay Gundogan and Emmanuelle Baillon, Istanbul When Turkish pupils received their school entry exam results after the end of last term, textile worker and father Halil Ibrahim Beyhan received an unpleasant surprise. His daughter had been assigned to a religious high school, like thousands of other students

Turkish gov’t allows headscarf for fifth graders, causing uproar

The Turkish government has announced the lift of a ban on the headscarf in schools, allowing girls from the fifth grade and up to cover their hair in the public schools

We don’t need no mixed-sex schools, says Turkey’s conservative teachers union


Eğitim-Bir-Sen has demanded the abolition of mixed-sex education, amid the headscarf controversy


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