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Turkish Republic: falling short of its name, once again

By | August 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm | No comments

Practically there is a war going on in Turkey. Carefully hidden from the eyes of the majority living in the west, this war is going on for decades in every perceivable level. People at large realize about this war once in a while when a group of soldiers were ambushed by PKK,...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Minorities, News, Turkey

Tarsus Houses

By | August 19, 2011 at 8:48 pm | No comments

Since my last visit to Tarsus, I have been trying to investigate about the origins of the historical houses there. All my research ended up in nothing. All I could find was that they were being renovated for some time now and they were of great historical value. Even a blind...

Posted in: Christians, Featured, Turkey

Democracy bubble bursts in Turkey

Democracy bubble bursts in Turkey

By | April 19, 2011 at 1:44 am | No comments

Turkey's elections board ruled that 12 Kurdish and socialist politicians running as independent candidates in national elections set for June were ineligible to run for parliament because of their prior convictions. Kurdish BDP and a block of socialist parties had joined forces...

Posted in: Elections 2011, Featured, Kurds, News

Greek Orthodox Community in Turkey accepts aid from Red Crescent for new immigrants

By | April 13, 2011 at 2:09 am | No comments

Yesterday Turkish Red Crescent delivered 8 tons of humanitarian aid to the representative of Orthodox Patriarchate, Father Dositheos Anagnostopoulos. The aid material consist of food items, stationary and toys to be delivered to needy. Turkish Red Crescent has also delivered aid...

Posted in: Featured, Greeks, News

Turkey Elections 2011: Women, minorities, LGBT still discriminated against

Turkey Elections 2011: Women, minorities, LGBT still discriminated against

By | April 12, 2011 at 2:54 am | 2 comments

Today all parties finalized MP candidate lists for 2011 elections in Turkey. Even BDP, whose ranks consist basically of minorities nominated less than 25% women. Governing AKP has 78 women candidates whereas main opposition CHP has 109. Both parties have 14 handicapped...

Posted in: Elections 2011, Featured, Minorities, Opinion, Turkey

Smyrna 1922 – Rare footage of Greek Exodus

Smyrna 1922 – Rare footage of Greek Exodus

By | April 11, 2011 at 11:09 am | 3 comments

In 1922 Greeks of Asia Minor had to flee their last refugee, Smyrna. Here's some rare footage from YMCA and YWCA on their relief efforts. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSqsTQJzybA And some more International footage on Asia Minor...

Posted in: Featured, Greeks, Smyrna

BDP Announces Independent Candidates in 2011 Elections

BDP Announces Independent Candidates in 2011 Elections

By | April 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm | One comment

ANF Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) of Turkey today announced the independent candidates they will support in coming general elections in Turkey. In general elections in Turkey a political party must at least obtain 10% of the votes to send any members to the parliament....

Posted in: Elections 2011, Featured, Minorities, Turkey

Dink: “Turkey should not boast of being a social state”

By | April 10, 2011 at 12:45 am | No comments

A.A. Wife of slain Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, Rakel Dink said she doesn't know how discriminative and racist comments, behavior, plans and projects would be collected, put aside and trashed. She spoke at "Setting up peace" conference organized by Peace Initiative...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, Featured, Hrant Dink, Human Rights, News, Turkey

Attack on BDP Adana Offices

Attack on BDP Adana Offices

By | April 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm | No comments

DIHA/Jiyan Vedat Bayab, a worker at Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Adana office came to the building this morning, only to be attacked by five unidentified perpetrators.   After immobilizing Bayab, perpetrators entered the master office and destroyed the furniture...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, News, Turkey

Three Schools Less is Three Buildings More

Three Schools Less is Three Buildings More

By | April 6, 2011 at 3:59 am | No comments

In Istanbul numbers of native Greeks are decreasing while Greek Nationals' are on a rise. For decades being a Christian minority in Turkey was a "crucifying" experience like living in Greece in 2011. Year after year the Greek population of the city lessened due to...

Posted in: Featured, Greeks, Minorities, News, Turkey

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