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    Turkish flag ferry ban to Greece

    Türk bayrakl? ticari yatlar?n ve yolcu gemilerinin Yunan adalar?na sefer yapmas? yasakland? I have a friend who owns a ferry company which runs between Turkey and a Greek island. They were notified today that the Turkish marine transport ministry will ban Turkish flagged vessels from travelling...
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    Europeans will not walk safely

    Erdo?an warns Europeans ?will not walk safely? if current attitude persists - DIPLOMACY Turkey-Netherlands row: Dutch warn citizens after Erdogan...
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    Headscarf Ban

    This is a tough one, as I do respect a womans right to wear a headscarf, but also the right of an employer to choose the uniform for employees. I have a uniform for work and there are things I can and cannot wear. I don't think religious freedom should trump every other type of free expression...
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    Turkey - Decline in Freedoms

    Turkey faces largest decline in freedoms in 2016: Report - RIGHTS Decline in freedoms, rise in costs, rise in terrorism, fall in the economy, decline in currency. Every day deaths in the military.. Are the Turkish people actually much better off after more than a decade of Erdogan at the...
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    The new Turkish curriculum

    Turkey?s deputy PM calls theory of evolution ?archaic and disproven? - SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY Even the private schools won't be able to escape the new curriculum (only international schools won't have to follow it) so I would be really worried about educating my children in Turkey right now...
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    Can Dundar

    Turkey summons German charge d?affaires over Can Dündar reception invitation - RIGHTS Dündar has been living in Germany since June 2016 and faces detention warrants as part of two separate probes in Turkey. He was arrested in November 2015 on charges of espionage, helping a terrorist...
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    What the presidency means... Read it, absorb it. #Hayir Charlotte
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    Sex advice from the AKP?

    A booklet giving sex advice to young couples, distributed by the local municipality in the western Turkish province of Kütahya, has drawn condemnation from both the government and the opposition. The booklet was distributed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)-run municipality in...
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    Profile of a Turk

    Turkish people?s profile revealed in new survey - LOCAL 94% of Turks have never travelled abroad for a holiday and 69% of husbands think wives need their permission to work. These are the most shocking to me. Sometimes I think the west coast and Izmir should be annexed to Europe. Charlotte
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    ISIL chief threatens Turkey

    In March, just before the coup, the US evacuated hundreds of military families from Turkey, stating at the time 'security threats'. U.S. military dependents ordered to leave Turkey Earlier this week the Istanbul consulate staff families were told to leave Turkey. Families of US consulate...
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    Izmir Pastor and wife held, awaiting deportation.

    Protestant pastor of ?zmir church faces deportation from Turkey - RELIGION So the list of people targeted by the government is growing - military personnel, police officers, judiciary employees, educators, journalists and media workers, opposition party members and now people from other faith...
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    Amnesty for criminals

    The tragicomedy of Turkish politics continues, with the blatant lie told only days ago - Turkish Justice Minister denies amnesty plans - POLITICS To 5 days later.... Turkey to release 38,000 from jail; frees space for coup plotters - LOCAL Two years or less....what kind of crime do you...
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    Radiohead fans in Istanbul attacked by extremists

    Radiohead fans assaulted in Istanbul for 'drinking alcohol' during Ramadan - LOCAL Extremists Attack Radiohead Fans In Turkey Extremists have done this kind of thing a few times now, including art galleries and theatres. I doubt they'll be severely punished. Charlotte
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    Warning over new terror attacks in France

    Warning Over New Terror Attacks In France Intelligence suggests that small groups of extremists are planning attacks in France and Belgium after leaving Syria. Charlotte
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    Foreign employment reforms

    Turkish gov?t set to improve investment climate, ease employment conditions for foreigners - ECONOMICS Turkey to score foreign workers upon qualifications in new system - BUSINESS It will be interesting to see whether the bill passes, and how the points system is designed. Language is one of...
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    Erdogan's diploma

    HDP questions education minister amid row over Erdo?an?s diploma - POLITICS This argument has been heating up over the past few months. Many people say it is impossible for the diploma to be genuine, even though the university has declared that he graduated from the university. I personally...
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    Government endorsed hate speech

    TRT ekranlar?nda skandal yay?n: Namaz k?lmayan hayvand?r - A professor of theology spoke on the government channel TRT during the Ramazan evening programme, calling those who don't pray animals. When is this government going to stop the attacks and hate speech? Another attack...
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    Bayram extended

    Turkey declares nine-day public holiday for Eid al-Fitr week - RELIGION This years eid al fitr public holidays have been extended due to tourism woes. Charlotte
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    Abuse of child refugees in Turkey

    There have been so many reports of abuse and mistreatment of child refugees in Turkey recently, that it's time the government takes a serious stand. Refugee children have been the target of violence by shop and restaurant owners throughout Turkey (most recently in Kemeralti in Izmir) but...
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    Mobile phones UK

    Hi, I'm looking for opinions regarding the best ( most affordable/value for money) mobile phone companies in the UK. I'm considering my options for when I return to the UK later this summer and can't decide whether to get a mobile phone on a monthly subscription package, or keep my Turkish...
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