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Deputy slams gov’t over Kurdish issue

Deputies from the Peace and Democracy Party (BDP), journalists and human rights activists came together to discuss Turkey’s Kurdish issue in a meeting organized by Human Rights Association (İHD).

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MÜSİAD makes draft public

MÜSİAD makes draft public

A group of businessmen has said a new constitution should allow private institutions to educate using native languages.

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Gender equality a key tool to accomplishing economic goals

Gender equality a key tool to accomplishing economic goals

The government should stop seeing gender equality as an issue of social policy if it wants to reach its aim of becoming the 10th...

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Turkish teachers under debt, recent study shows

Turkish teachers under debt, recent study shows

On the anniversary of Turkey’s teachers’ day, a recent report reveals that a high number of teachers in Turkey suffer from economic difficulties. Accordingly, some 75 percent of teachers in Turkey are indebted

Comment(s)11/23/2011

Report shows inequality between sexes in Turkey

Report shows inequality between sexes in Turkey

The World Bank’s recent report on gender equality shows that Turkey has a major labor participation gap between sexes.

1 Comment(s)12/6/2011

Turkey needs more organ donations, officials say

Turkey needs more organ donations, officials say

On organ donation week, officials say a lack of coordination between staff at intensive care departments and Health Ministry officials is a major problem in Turkey. ‘Many organs cannot be transffered due to lack of information,’ an official says underlining that Turkey urgently needs a databank to help increase the number

Comment(s)11/3/2011

Women raise stakes for new constitution

Women raise stakes for new constitution

An association of women’s groups has demanded that Turkey’s new constitution guarantees equal status for husband and wife in the family and quotas for women in public offices.

Comment(s)12/5/2011

Turks growing taller, heavier, study finds

Turks growing taller, heavier, study finds

Successive generations of Turkish citizens have grown taller and heavier, according to the results of a survey conducted by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) in 2010.

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