Aug 8 2013 – 11:24
Muslims are marking Eid ul-Fitr. Chairman of the Russian Council of Muftis Ravil Gaynutdin congratulated them on the event. Damir Mukhetdinov, deputy head of the Muslim Spiritual Administration of the European Part of Russia, noted that Ramadan this year was especially tough for followers of Islam, because it happened during summer months with long days.
Apr 2 2013 – 16:32
Yesterday 30 protesters ‘occupied’ Istanbul’s Emek Cinema Theater in order to protest the demolition of the historic building. Protesters were forced to leave after a two-hour-long struggle with the police
Sep 22 2012 – 20:40
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu stood alongside his Canadian counterpart on Sept. 20 to dedicate a memorial to a Turkish military attaché, three decades after he was gunned down by Armenian militants in Ottawa. The memorial to Col. Atilla Altıkat is “a monument condemning terrorism,” he said, adding that stood in memory to terror victims, the Hurriyet Daily news reports.
Jun 12 2012 – 20:22
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday that Kurdish would be taught in public schools, “a historic step” for Turkey, that is home to a sizeable Kurdish population, mostly in its southeast, Hurriyet reports.
May 23 2012 – 18:35
The number of female academics working in higher positions in Turkish universities is few, despite the larger number of female academics, Gökhan Çetinsaya, the President of the Higher Education Council of Turkey has recently said,
Mar 18 2012 – 11:47
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has made a second application to Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek to nullify the approval of the education reform bill at a meeting of Parliament’s Education Commission, after examining audio tapes from the stormy meeting, Hurriyet Daily News reports. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, however, played down the CHP’s drive to have the proceedings nixed, saying that the opposition’s “unlawful requests” cannot stop parliamentary work.
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