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Why were protesters outside Turkish assembly dispersed?

On 9 January 2017, a news article released by The New York Times reported that a group of prote

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Claim: Secular lifestyle under threat in Turkey

On 3 January 2017, The Washington Post published an article written by a Turkish jo

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Claim: Turkey “arrests” 235 people

On 12 December 2016, The Independent released a news story on the attack that took pl

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Musical tribute to violence: Turkish band Grup Yorum

On 23 November 2016, all of the members of a Turkish band dubbed Grup Yorum were arrested late night.

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Does the new motion legitimize rape?

A new motion regarding an amendment on criminal procedure was passed in the parliament on 16 November 2016. The motion, which sparked a lot of speculation, reads as follows:

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Claim: Turkey’s involvement in Mosul operation can spark sectarianism

On 1 November 2016, an editorial published in the New York Times claimed that sectarianism might thrive if Turkey plays any

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Political history of rector appointments in Turkey

On 29 October 2016, a statutory decree that abolished rector elections, which were held to inform the president of Turkey about the general tendency of the academ

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