Turkey’s first Kurdish-language search engine (http://www.serketin.com/) – “Needs Map’ charts schoolchildren’s needs across Turkey…

Turkey’s first search engine in the Kurdish language has gone online after five years of technical work, research and development
A map charting the needs of school-aged children across Turkey has been created to bring together those in need and those who wish to help them
erikmeyersson.com – Erik – Nov 3, 9:10 PM

(Note: This is a rough draft and the post likely to be updated) Sunday’s elections in Turkey were a landslide for the ruling AKP. Its vote share rose nearly 9 percentage points from what it received in June. One interpretation is that AKP’s…


Students explain their ideal university based on their experiences on 34th foundation anniversary of YÖK.
In YÖK protest in Beyazıt, police attempted to detain bianet reporter Beyza Kural by handcuffing behind, Kural was set free by intervention of other reporters around.
Retired Colonel Temizöz tried over killing 21 people in Cizre has blamed human rights organizations that try to uncover the incident, eventually Temizöz and other defendants acquitted.
CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu commenting “very daring” on Cem Küçük’s words targeting Aydın Doğan and some journalists has said, “A journalist desiring his colleagues to be fired is an unprecedented incident in history of Republic.”
A Turkish court has acquitted eight defendants of all charges related to 21 unsolved murders in the Cizre district of the southeastern province of Şırnak between 1993 and 1995, sparking outrage among the victims’ families and their lawyers
Two people in Turkey’s southeastern province of Şanlıurfa have been arrested for “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on social media
Turkey’s main opposition leader has harshly criticized the European Union, suggesting that it has “hypocritical” policies toward the full membership candidate country and had a responsibility in developments leading up to the building of an “oppressive regime” under a “one-man rule.”
Some 40 Moroccans and a Syrian have been deported from the Istanbul Atatürk Airport after criminal profilers determined the group could be entering Turkey to cross into Syria in an attempt to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Pınar İlkkaracan, a leading women’s rights activist and researcher based in Turkey, was awarded the prestigious Joan B. Dunlop Prize, presented by the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), “for her exceptional record of work in Turkey and globally to promote the human rights of women and girls,” on Nov. 3
Reuters.com – Tulay Karadeniz – Nov 4, 4:02 AM

ANKARA Turkey may hold a referendum on changing the constitution to create an executive presidential system and discussions on the issue will accelerate in the period ahead, President Tayyip Erdogan’s spokesman said on Wednesday. Ibrahim Kalin was


Turkey’s first TV channel aimed at Roma people is set to start a test broadcast on Nov. 20 in a bid to help the community’s voice be heard both nationally and internationally
When writers and academics stay away from countries in protest at human rights violations, it is the people who lose out

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