For the record, Turkey’s top religious body continues to compete with its Middle Eastern counterparts: “vitro fertilization contains adultery elements, is not acceptable”

Top religious affairs body has said surrogate motherhood was religiously unacceptable
Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek has called on PM Davutoğlu to dismiss Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç
Health Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu announced on March 23 a total of 39 people have died in Turkey from the H1N1 virus, also known as the swine flu.
A Turkish columnist close to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP or AK Parti) administration has warned the party amid the ongoing “infighting” between the government and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, saying the “spell” of stability the party had held is being reversed.
The stronger U.S. dollar has stemmed external pressures in some countries from signs of weaker currencies and falling foreign exchange reserves.
A Japanese engineer working on a bridge on the edge of the Marmara Sea has committed suicide
Building “a new Turkey”: gender politics and the future of democracy

Can Turkey’s government eschew gender equality, demonise the country’s dynamic women’s movement, and still prevent gender-based violence? Can a party that rejects gender equality be a force for democratisation?

Women march at night with a banner13th Istanbul Reclaim the Night Feminist March

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