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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The Muslim world has been losing intelligent students to the West as part of brain drains, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 26, stressing that they should find ways to prevent the emigration from happening.
ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
Muslim religious authorities from Africa have called on Turkey to take on a greater role in Islamic education in African communities in a joint declaration issued yesterday.
ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
Deputies from the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) and representatives from other NGOs met in Istanbul to criticize the government on recent detentions of Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) members.
Criticizing Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdoğan apology on behalf of the state for mass killings in Dersim in 1937-1939, main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu says the lands of families deported from the region should be given back. ‘Apologizing is inadequate, you ought to open up the state’s archives,’ he says.
Following the arrest of Political Science Professor Büşra Ersanlı in a prior KCK raid, a petition circulated and was signed by more than 700 academics to protest her arrest.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II formally welcomed Turkish President Abdullah Gül and his wife, Hayrünnisa Gül, to London yesterday at a ceremony that took place near Buckingham Palace.
Lingering uncertainty over the length of Abdullah Gül’s term as president should be resolved in a draft bill on presidential elections that has been submitted to the legislature, Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Çiçek said yesterday.
German President Christian Wulff hosted a meeting with family members of the victims believed to have been killed by a neo-Nazi cell.
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News
Ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) gave no promises to change the situation of the freedom of the media in Turkey, European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) chairman Arne König said.
ANKARA - Agence France-Presse
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Monday that his days as leader were numbered and he cannot remain in power indefinitely through military force.
The draft law to allow for paid exemption from military service was accepted in the National Defense Commission, according to the television channel NTVMSNBC.