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11.12.2014

Union activists to meet in Ankara for Kaos GL symposium

Union activists to meet in Ankara for Kaos GL symposium

Union activists from Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Northern Cyprus, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom will meet in Ankara for Kaos GL Association’s 3rd International Symposium against Discrimination. The 3rd International Symposium against Discriminations will be organized by Kaos GL Association in Ankara on December 13-14. The symposium will take place… »

07.09.2014

Video of the first same-sex wedding in Turkey and interview with the happy couple

Video of the first same-sex wedding in Turkey and interview with the happy couple

Silo’s Message is a spiritual current developing on the basis of the book of the same name written by the Argentinean spiritual guide, Silo.  Adherents form themselves into Communities and generally meet weekly to interchange about their experiences with Silo’s teachings and to hold ceremonies that serve to strengthen the… »

15.06.2014

German foreign minister warns Mideast against proxy war in Iraq

German foreign minister warns Mideast against proxy war in Iraq

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has warned the Mideast not to wage a proxy war on Iraq’s soil. Meanwhile, former UN Syria envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said the Syrian civil war and Iraq conflict are connected. Foreign Minister Steinmeier told the Sunday edition of Die Welt newspaper… »

29.04.2014

Turkey and Armenia: Are Erdoğan’s “Condolences” a Turning Point?

Turkey and Armenia: Are Erdoğan’s “Condolences” a Turning Point?

By Joshua Kucera for IPS News ISTANBUL, Apr 29 2014 (EurasiaNet) – Turkish-Armenians are welcoming Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s offer of “condolences” for the mass killings of Armenian that began 99 years ago during the Ottoman era. But opinions are mixed as to… »

12.04.2014

Turkey’s Ruling Party Has Its LGBTI Supporters, As Well

Turkey’s Ruling Party Has Its LGBTI Supporters, As Well

AK Party LGBT: Of course, as LGBT people, we do not endorse the Justice and Development Party’s (Turkey’s ruling party, AKP or AK Party- AK means “white, clean”) attitude towards LGBT people. We started the AK LGBT group to make AKP authorities and those who vote for AKP… »

01.04.2014

Vote in local elections reveals a polarised Turkey

Vote in local elections reveals a polarised Turkey

There is no doubt that Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has come out stronger from the local elections on Sunday. Similarly there is no doubt that the Kurdish regions confirm they are going their own way, which is not the same as the rest of the country. The Justice and… »

15.02.2014

European Ruling Ignites Freedom Debate

By Ray Smith for IPS A ruling by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in relation to a Turkish national has kicked up a new row on anti-racism legislation. The court ruled in December that Switzerland violated the right to freedom of speech of the Turkish national Doğu… »

06.02.2014

Crises swamping developing economies

By Martin Khor* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis   GENEVA (IDN) – Several developing countries are now being engulfed in new economic crises as their currency and stock markets are experiencing sharp falls, and the end is not yet in sight. The “sell-off” in emerging economies has also spilled over to… »

29.01.2014

Gezi Park and Workers

by Kıvanç Eliaçık(*) The ‘occupation’ of Taksim Gezi Park in response to the clear-cutting of trees was transformed into a country-wide, anti-government ‘movement’ due to disproportionate police violence. The ‘happening’ went into the annals of republican history as the largest-ever social movement in terms of the number of participants,… »

18.01.2014

Sacked for being gay in the Turkish Police Force

Sacked for being gay in the Turkish Police Force

Osman (28) was a senior policeman who has recently been expelled from his position due to his sexual orientation. He served with the police for 6 years. Now he has filed a lawsuit to get his job back. He is looking forward to the trial day. “I am a devout… »

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