Turkish State wanted to play a PR stunt yesterday by promoting a “national car” which was in fact a stolen idea- not surprisingly…

A long-awaited domestic vehicle that has been promoted as a “national car” by government officials during election campaign stops, was unveiled Oct. 13, but its resemblance to Cadillac has sparked a debate
Turkish Science and Technology Minister Fikri Işık announced on Oct. 13 that three prototypes of the first Turkish-made cars have been developed, sharing the first camouflaged photos of these prototypes for the first time with the public.
nytimes.com – Tim Arango – Oct 12

ISTANBUL — After the deadliest terrorist attack in modern Turkish history, world leaders including the pope, President Obama, Queen Elizabeth II and others offered condolences to a grieving nation. Turkey’s president, though, Recep Tayyip


What Orhan Pamuk’s New Novel Tells Us About Turkey Today

In the imagination of Orhan Pamuk, the answers to these seemingly superficial questions are stepping stones to the fundamental stories of Turkey …

Second Nobel to Turkey with Aziz Sancar

2015 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for their studies on DNA instauration.
Aziz Sancar, Turkey’s 2015 Nobel laureate in chemistry, emphasized the necessity of science education at early ages, specifically asking peoples living in the country’s east and southeast to send their young girls to school
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fined Turkey 81,000 euros for degrading medical treatment that resulted in a Turkish soldier losing his sight during mandatory army service in 2001.


A court in Turkey issued an arrest warrant on Friday for the editor-in-chief of the English-language newspaper Today’s Zaman on charges of defaming President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Twitter

It seems the same results will show up for the voters in Trabzon while Rize people embrace Erdoğan as their ‘fellow townsman’.
Ozan Özavcı talks to HDN about his new book on the life of Turkish politician and intellectual Ahmet Ağaoğlu (1868-1938)
Today’s Zaman Editor-in-Chief Bülent Keneş was detained on Oct. 9 after the case’s prosecutor objected to a decision by the court to release the journalist on probation
People gathering to hold protest against massacre in Ankara have met with police intervention, groups getting together at Sirkeci and Cerrahpaşa have disbanded following sit-in act and chantings.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fined Turkey for violating the privacy of an Australian man, whom the country aired a non-blurred image of during a television broadcast in 1997.
What began like a lazy Monday morning in Izmir, a city that defines itself as ‘the largest bastion against the Justice and Development Party (AKP),’ turned into a major demonstration after Ankara’s bomb attacks

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