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Syriacs stake their claim on 1,500-year old Bible

Syriacs stake their claim on 1,500-year old Bible

The Syriac Alliance Union penned a letter to Culture Minister Ertuğrul Günay for a 1,500-year-old Aramaic Bible that remained in the state’s possession for 12 years to be handed over to them, claiming it belonged to the Syriac Christian community.

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Artists protest ruling AKP

A group of Turkish artists from various disciplines, called “Artists’ Initiative,” launched a petition campaign yesterday to protest against the government.

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Alevi citizens concerned with mark on their doors

Alevi citizens concerned with mark on their doors

The doors of a number of houses belonging to members of the Alevi community in the eastern province of Adıyaman were marked with crosses

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Guard removed from post

A prison guard who allegedly mistreated an arrested reporter has been temporarily removed from his post, daily Vatan reported.

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Minority–run papers to get official support

Minority–run papers to get official support

A decision to allow Turkey’s minority–run newspapers to take a share of official bulletins and announcements that authorities pay publications to print has come into effect, with the new amendment published in the Official Gazette Feb. 28.

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Turkey’s Catholics likely to join new charter talks

Turkey’s Catholics likely to join new charter talks

Following Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew’s visit to Parliament’s constitution-making...

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Bill will not protect women, NGO says

Bill will not protect women, NGO says

The Mor Çatı (Purple Roof) Women’s Shelter Foundation has said the new draft bill designed to prevent domestic violence is not capable of protecting women, but will only protect “women’s place within the family.”

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Syriacs ready to open genocide memorial

Syriacs ready to open genocide memorial

The expatriate Syriac Christian community in Europe has rolled into action to create greater public awareness of the alleged Syriac genocide of 1915 with plans to erect a genocide memorial in the Armenian capital of Yerevan in April.

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