Daily injustice digest: A Trade union general secretary, Arzu Çerkezoğlu, detained today…

The general secretary of the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions (DİSK) was detained during a protest in front of Maltepe University Hospital in Istanbul on Feb. 25.
Merve Büyüksaraç is facing up to two years in prison for social media posts that prosecutors claim ‘insult’ President Erdoğan
IZA Discussion Paper (Institute for the Study of Labor) No. 8834, February 2015 Aysit Tansel, Zeynel Abidin Ozdemir, Emre Aksoy * This paper investigates the relationship between labor force participation rate and unemployment rate in Turkey a developing country. Cointegration analysis is carried out for the aggregate and gender and age specific series. The findings […]
IZA Discussion Paper (Institute for the Study of Labor) No. 8841, February 2015 Yusuf Emre Akgündüz, Marcel van den Berg, Wolter Hassink * The civil war in Syria has culminated into major refugee crises in its neighboring countries. By the end of 2013 more than half a million people were seeking shelter in cities and […]
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Jennifer Hattam ‏@TheTurkishLife Not an ad for the latest Ottoman-themed soap opera, but an AKP candidate for parliament in #Turkey via @humeyra_pamuk
About 120 weeks after (then foreign minister) Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu accurately predicted that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s days in power were numbered and (then prime minister) President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan promised that “we shall soon have prayers of gratitude in Damascus” (after Mr. al-Assad’s downfall), the Turkish military, in alliance with its Kurdish nemesis, heroically crossed into Syria to move the tomb of a 12th century Turkish sheik – Suleyman Shah – to a spot by the bo

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