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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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6 May 2014 News Roundup

Disputes over celebrating International Workers’ Day in Taksim Square led to strong police intervention against those gathered for May Day. Press freedom in Turkey dropped from “partially free” to “not free” category by the…
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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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