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Stories about Turkey

3 May 2015

State Department Responds to Turkish Official's Criticism of Police Brutality with Tepid Humour

"Maybe she is doing what your dog media was doing during the Gezi protests and licking the government’s ass!"

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.

16 February 2015

Turkey Mourns a Female Student's Brutal Death

News of the horrific murder of a female student last week opened up the discussion about gender-based violence in Turkey, and public anger came steaming out.

10 February 2015

Turkey Cites National Security as it Cranks Up Internet Controls

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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.

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