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Stories about Turkey

21 April 2015

Syrian Blogger Stabbed in His Istanbul Home After Receiving Threats Online

Threatened online by different Syrian factions, Global Voices author Asaad Hanna was last night stabbed four times in his home in Istanbul, Turkey. He is now recovering.

4 April 2015

‘I Am Strong—I Am Not a Victim,’ Says This Turkish ‘Co­-Mayor’

Married off before graduating high school, 34-year-old Berivan Elif Kilic rises to become one of 46 women appointed ''co-mayors'' of communities in Turkey.

1 April 2015

March 31: A Dark Day in Turkey's History

A nationwide power cut and the kidnap and death of a prosecutor in a politically loaded trial. Turkey met April 1 with more sadness than humour.

13 March 2015

Watch John Lubbock's ‘Istanbul: The Politics of Architecture’

John Lubbock shares with Global Voices his newly made documentary on contested heritage and cultural legacies in Turkey's largest city.

20 February 2015

Can Istanbul Be Saved from Overdevelopment?

Build, build, build. Turkey's largest city is under a redevelopment siege threatening the buildings and communities that are part of its fabric.

10 February 2015

Turkey Cites National Security as it Cranks Up Internet Controls

Global Voices Advocacy

Courts offer citizens occasional protection from Ankara's vicious war on freedom of expression and privacy, so government is looking for laws that bypass them.

30 January 2015

Kurds of Kobane Declare Victory Over ISIS

After 133 days of bloody war against ISIS, the Revolutionary Kurds of Kobane have finally declared victory.

23 January 2015

The Secret Language of Turkey's LGBT Community

In Turkey, the LGBT community and others keep have created a secret language, or argot, called Lubunca to keep out prying ears.

19 January 2015

Eight Years After His Death, Turkish-Armenian Hrant Dink Still Cannot Rest in Peace

Eight years ago today ethnic Armenian journalist Hrant Dink was murdered by a nationalist teenager in broad daylight. The rest of the story remains untold.

13 January 2015

The Original Santa Claus is Under Threat from the Turkish Construction Industry. So is Much of Turkey's Unique Heritage

The Bridge

Turkey's construction-crazed government is talking up the country's rich cultural heritage in an effort to reap tourist dollars. But Ankara is better at promoting historical legacies than preserving them.

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