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87-year-old woman with walking difficulties paraglides in Turkey’s Fethiye

87-year-old woman with walking difficulties paraglides in Turkey’s Fethiye

An 87-year-old local woman has impressed social media with her paragliding skills in the Aegean province of Muğla, Doğan News Agency reported on May 21

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Turkish NGO provides education for refugee children in makeshift tents

Turkish NGO provides education for refugee children in makeshift tents

The Imece Initiative, a non-governmental organization working mostly with Syrian refugees in the western province of İzmir, has started to provide education for refugee children who do not have access to school, by setting up makeshift tents

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Turkish NGO circumcises 1,100 Syrian children over six days

Turkish NGO circumcises 1,100 Syrian children over six days

The Istanbul-based Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (İHH) circumcised 1,100 children in Syria last week as part of a charity organization, an official for the foundation has said, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on May 22

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Ankara police detain educators Gülmen and Özakça on 75th day of hunger strike

Ankara police detain educators Gülmen and Özakça on 75th day of hunger strike

Police have detained two educators, Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who have been on hunger strike for 75 days in protest at being dismissed from their posts through a decree-law issued under the state of emergency rule in Turkey

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Man survives lynch attempt after setting Atatürk statue on fire, hitting it with axe

Man survives lynch attempt after setting Atatürk statue on fire, hitting it with axe

An unidentified person who poured gasoline on a statue of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, and later hit it with an axe, survived a lynch attempt by locals who witnessed the incident, Doğan News Agency reported on May 22.

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Police use water cannon, tear gas on locals protesting against Syrian refugees in Turkey’s Adana

Police use water cannon, tear gas on locals protesting against Syrian refugees in Turkey’s Adana

Police intervened against a group of locals who had gathered in the southern province of Adana to demand the removal of Syrian refugees from their neighborhood, Doğan News Agency has reported.

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642 militants ‘neutralized’ in Turkey since 2017: Ministry

642 militants ‘neutralized’ in Turkey since 2017: Ministry

A total of 642 militants have been neutralized in Turkey since 2017, the Turkish Interior Ministry said on May 22, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

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Turkey’s Antalya to sink 1960 model tank in tourism drive

Turkey’s Antalya to sink 1960 model tank in tourism drive

A 1960 model tank will be submerged 20 meters below the surface of the water off the coast of the Mediterranean seaside resort of Kaş in Turkey’s Antalya province, to serve diving tourism, Doğan News Agency reported on May 20.

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Municipality removes Arabic signs to ‘remove visual pollution’ in Turkey’s south

Municipality removes Arabic signs to ‘remove visual pollution’ in Turkey’s south

A municipality in southern Turkey has decided to remove all signs written in Arabic in order to “remove visual pollution,” according to its official Twitter account.

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Policeman who killed two boys with vehicle in Turkey’s southeast ‘didn’t know how to use armored car

Policeman who killed two boys with vehicle in Turkey’s southeast ‘didn’t know how to use armored car

The police officer who killed two children in the Silopi district of the southeastern province of Şırnak with his armored car did not know how to operate the vehicle, according to a report prepared by the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), daily Cumhuriyet reported May 22.

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