1. juco

    Charity blocks donations for homless man

    Remember the story a couple of months ago about a homeless man – Mark Collins – who helped a desperate young woman when she was stranded in Euston over*night after missing the last train home: Homeless man steps in to help girl left stranded after missing her train home It was a such a...
  2. suzyq

    Gov’t blocks access of 21 private hospitals to social security

    Unfortunately the article only names 1 hospital. If you are going to use private hospitals it would be wise to ensure they accept SGK even if you have used them before. The Social Security Institution (SGK) has unilaterally canceled its contracts with 21 privately run hospitals without citing...
  3. bickern

    Turkey blocks Twitter, YouTube, Facebook

    Turkey blocks Twitter, YouTube, Facebook over hostage photo, Turkish authorities have blocked access to Twitter, YouTube and Facebook over the publication of photos published on the three social media platforms showing a prosecutor who was taken hostage by militants in Istanbul last week...
  4. Mushtaq

    Germany blocks Turkey’s bid to join EU

    LUXEMBOURG — Germany has blocked the next step in the European Union’s membership talks with Turkey over Ankara’s crackdown on anti-government protests, a diplomat from an EU nation said Thursday. Berlin blocked the decision to open a new chapter in the long-running accession talks because...
  5. T

    Those hideous tower blocks

    whats the story on those unfinished tower blocks? and more importantly what are the loacl authorities going to do about them? they rewally are an eyesore and spoil what the guidebooks fondly describe as the prettiest town on the aegean coast! Thurstan
  6. VWBug

    Civilizations' Building Blocks

    I recently started planning a trip to Turkey for a large group that will take place next year. Trying to settle on an itinerary, my research reminded me of how many civilizations have made Anatolia its home: Hittites, Lycians, Phyrigians. Galacians, Medes, etc. And, of course, there were the...
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