Global Turkey

In Kosovo, Davutoglu stresses shared culture, religion

30/08/2011

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On Sunday, Turkey's foreign minister wrapped up a three-day official visit to Kosovo, the first leg of a Balkan tour that includes stops in BiH, Serbia and Romania.
Syrian refugees in limbo on Turkish border

26/08/2011

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Having fled violent oppression in Syria, thousands find themselves in refugee camps on the Turkish border.

New and Emerging

Turkey bombs PKK bases, government promises strong action

18/08/2011

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Violence and political deadlock between the Turkish state and the Turkish-Kurd nationalist movement reaches a tipping point.
Explosions spark energy dependence concerns in Turkey

17/08/2011

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A large explosion on a Turkey-Iran gas pipeline halted supplies last week for the second time since the end of July.

Politics and Society

KCK trial at an impasse

29/08/2011

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Going into its second year, the KCK trial has advanced little, while it has spawned several political crises that have brought efforts to resolve the Kurdish issue to a standstill.
Ancient Antioch still home to many Christians

27/08/2011

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In one of the birthplaces of Christianity, worshippers continue to practice their religion side-by-side with their Muslim "brothers".
Ramadan in Turkey: the poor, the rich and the defiant

26/08/2011

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Scenes of Ramadan in Turkey include the usual public tents that give away free food to the poor, to the much-debated fast breaking at five star hotels and the protest reactions against them.
CHP revamps its key decision making body

22/08/2011

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Analysts question internal divisions within the CHP.
Making space for women at Friday prayer

20/08/2011

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Can women attend Friday prayer? This question is rising as more women attend service.
Commission prepares roadmap for debate on new constitution

19/08/2011

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The Turkish government is preparing for what promises to be a heated debate on the constitution this fall.
Child brides in Turkey

16/08/2011

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Turkey has one of the highest rates of juvenile marriages in the world.
Turkey's prison population growth concerns human rights groups

15/08/2011

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Turkey's current prison population tops 124,000, the highest in recent years, according to Justice Ministry data.
Turkish bloggers divided over civil-military relations

13/08/2011

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Turkish bloggers discuss whether the resignation of top generals represents an advancement or digression for Turkish democracy.
Precarious lives of migrants in Turkey

12/08/2011

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Due to weak official support for migrants and asylum seekers, NGOs and activists try to provide help, while the EU demands stricter border control.