As PM Yıldırım was claiming Turkey is a democratic country in his interview at BBC World, a caption says Turkish authorities block Wikipedia

It seems that Istanbul Municipality invited Jimmy Wales, the Wikipedia co-founder, to the Smart City conference that will take place on 15-18 May.

update: the Municipality cancelled Wales’ talk today.


Some 3,974 public officials were dismissed with two new state of emergency decrees published in the Official Gazette on April 29

Turkey has unhappiest students in new 72-country OECD survey

Turkey has the unhappiest students surveyed in a new Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) report covering 72 countries.
Some 7.2 million children in Turkey lived in households suffering from severe material deprivation in 2015, a fresh report has revealed.

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