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10 June 2014 News Roundup

Photo credit: Radikal, www.radikal.com.tr Tensions rose in Turkey as activism by pro-Kurdish factions as well as government’s security forces intensified. Environmental concerns also increased with the initiation of the construction of…
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20 May 2014 News Roundup

Photo credit: National Turk, www.nationalturk.com  The fire in Soma Mine that killed 301 workers has put the whole nation to mourning. The deadliest mining disaster led to protests against the government’s policies on…
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25 March 2014 News Roundup

As local elections draw near, the government’s ban on accessing Twitter has been the most heated topic in Turkey’s media this week. Meanwhile, the widely celebrated Newroz also witnessed the PKK’s jailed leader Ocalan’s address to…
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18 March 2014 News Roundup

 Funerals of Berkin Elvan, Burakcan Karamanoglu and a police officer, election rallies in several cities and releases of Ergenekon suspects occupied this week’s news. The deepening political polarisation that Turkey is suffering has…
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11 March 2014 News Roundup

PM Erdogan’s wiretappings, reforms into the judiciary, continuation of Gezi protests formed the background of this week’s media coverage. International Women’s Day protests received high level attention, highlighting the dire need…
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11 February 2014 News Roundup

The new internet bill has dominated Turkey’s agenda, as well as the trials of the deaths of Gezi protestors. While the reallocation of judges, prosecutors and policemen continued, Turkish economy’s outlook has been termed “negative” by the…
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