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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The Yunus Emre Institute, a non-governmental organization that promotes Turkish culture and language abroad, has brought together 700 students from 57 countries at a one-month summer camp in Ankara, with government officials praising it for its efforts in sweeping the network of Fethullah Gülen from the field.
Turkey is not ready for next big earthquake as seven millions dwellings in the country, including two million in Istanbul, are “unsafe,” the Istanbul office of the Union of Architects and Engineers of Turkey (TMMOB) stated on Aug. 15.
Saudi Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz al-Saud was photographed riding a bicycle on the streets of the Aegean province of Muğla’s Bodrum during his holiday.
Turkish security forces seized two Swedish-made AT-4 missiles in the southeastern province of Şırnak’s Uludere district in a search conducted against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Aug. 16.
Four people were killed and another was wounded in a traffic accident after a vehicle collided with a lorry in the Marmara province of Kocaeli on Aug. 15.
A tunnel project of 2.1 kilometers in length passing through the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) in the Turkish capital Ankara will destroy around 24 hectares of the university’s forest land, the university’s rector, Prof. Dr. Mustafa Verşan Kök, said on Aug. 15.
All areas in Turkey are under the “monopoly” of men above the age of 55, with women and youth being pushed back into the background, which is why society “cannot improve itself,” İbrahim Betil, the former head of the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV) and the founder of the Community Volunteers Foundation (TOG), said in an exclusive interview.
Kuzguncuk was a multicultural neighborhood in Istanbul’s Üsküdar up until the 1960s. The alleys are still full of old Rum houses and are home to two big Armenian churches, a Greek Orthodox church and several Jewish synagogues spread around the quarter.
The Interior Ministry will send a team of inspectors to the Black Sea province of Trabzon to investigate allegations of negligence in the recent killing of a 15-year-old boy by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
The head of the village (“muhtar”), where Eren Bülbül, the 15-year-old boy recently killed by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) was residing, told Doğan News Agency in an interview that security forces had asked him two days prior to the incident to refer two people who knew the area well and that no one wanted to participate in the operation out of fear.
A crane on a trucking rig fell onto a minibus in the Tutak district of the eastern province of Ağrı on Aug. 14, killing seven people and injuring eleven others.