From the failing Turkish society: Turkish teacher, working for a religious pro-govt foundation, arrested for sexual abuse of students.. “Age of ‘Insulting President’ Falls to 13…

In Uncategorized on March 15, 2016 at 12:18

A Turkish teacher has been arrested for alleged sexual abuse of eight male students in the Central Anatolian province of Karaman

Age of ‘Insulting President’ Falls to 13

Anti-Terror teams have raided house of the child whose Facebook account was under police monitoring for nine months. 13-year-old A.Ş. has testified in prosecution on charge of “insulting president”.

Turkish football’s ‘night of shame’ shows how similar the country is to the UK | John McManus

Trabzonspor’s match against Galatasaray might have ended in farce, but more interesting is the way Turkey has been so embarrassed by international interestOn Sunday evening, two of Turkey’s top football clubs faced each other in what should have been a meaningless league match. Galatasaray v Trabzonspor should have been a dead rubber, with neither side in with a chance of winning the league. But the clash sparked a crisis in Turkey after the performance of the referee catapulted the game to international fame.

Turkey’s only women’s library celebrates its 25th anniversary with ambitious plans to expand and digitize
In the district of Torbalı in the Turkish coastal province of İzmir, a prosecutor recently received a most unusual complaint: A 40-year-old truck driver, identified only as Ali D., was calling for a criminal case against his wife

One third of Turkish adults overweight: Study

Over 30 percent of all adults in Turkey are considered to be “extremely overweight,” according to a study conducted by the Health Ministry
Author Şakir Dinçşahin talks to HDN about his biography of Turkish intellectual Niyazi Berkes, whose life bridged the Ottoman and Republican eras
FOLDED CORNER – ‘State and Intellectuals in Turkey: The Life and Times of Niyazi Berkes, 1908–1988’ by Şakir Dinçşahin (Rowman, $80, 186 pages)

Vía Erkan’s Field Diary


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