Palace of Megalomania unveiled… Dispatches from Turkey…

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has unveiled a new presidential palace on the outskirts of Ankara. The immense project has been built at a reported cost of $350m. The building has been denounced by ecologists as an environmental blight and by the opposition as evidence of Erdogans autocratic tendencies. Supporters say the palace is a symbol of what the president touts as his drive towards a new Turkey


A Turkish non-commissioned officer who was shopping with his wife in downtown Diyarbakır was shot in the head
Administrators at the Akşemsettin Anadolu İmam Hatip High School, a religious vocational high school in central Istanbul, have begun segregating genders

Iraqi Kurds Are Joining Fight to Drive Islamic State From Kobani

About 150 pesh merga fighters were expected to arrive as early as Tuesday night, taking advantage of Turkey’s decision to open its borders.
Three mining companies have been mining without informing each other, Turkey’s leading mining association says in a statement on the latest mine disaster, adding that the Energy Ministry did nothing to rectify the matter
The Turkish Army Authorities released a statement, claiming that the recent killing of 3 Turkish soldiers in Yüksekova was perpetrated by PKK despite the latter’s denial statement.
A woman was detained in the Turkish capital Ankara after sharing a photo of her feet standing on pages of the Quran via her Twitter account.


Interview with Dr. Louis Fishman: The Past and Present of Turkish-Israeli Relations

Research Turkey – Oct 25 – As Centre for Policy and Research on Turkey (Research Turkey), we conducted an interview with Dr. Louis Fishman, Assistant Professor of History at Brooklyn College (CUNY), to discuss Turkey’s position in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the


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