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10 Afghan bikers cycle their way to Istanbul

10 Afghan bikers cycle their way to Istanbul

Cyclists emphasize significance of Lapis Lazuli corridor Ten Afghan bikers have pedaled 4,118-kilometers from Afghanistan to Turkey to emphasize the economic and cultural relations between countries in the region. The Turkish-Afghan Friendship Cycling Tour began in Afghanistan’s Harat province and ended at the World Peace Park in the Beşiktaş district of Istanbul, Turkish media reported. […]

Fethullah Gulen: Islam is Compatible with Democracy, Despite Turkey’s Recent Example

Fethullah Gulen: Islam is Compatible with Democracy, Despite Turkey’s Recent Example

The original article was published on Le Monde («L’échec de l’expérience démocratique turque n’est pas dû à l’adhésion aux valeurs islamiques mais à leur trahison») on February 25, 2019, by Fethullah Gülen.   Turkey was hailed as an example for a modern Muslim democracy during the early 2000s. The current ruling party that came to […]

Education System of a Stateless Nation

Education System of a Stateless Nation

The Kurdish land, at first, was partitioned between Iran and the Ottoman Empires in 1639 and then, after the First World War, among Turkey, Iran, Iraq, and Syria through international agreements; a population of more than 50 million began to live under the rule of four different modern states. This occupation caused many negative situations […]

Schools do not offer Muslim education to the students

Schools do not offer Muslim education to the students

Turkey school system is based on 4(primary school)+4(middle school)+4(high school), and the university is in two-year, four-year, and six-year program. In Turkey, all education costs are free for 12 years of elementary, middle, and high school, and textbooks are also provided free of charge. In other words, primary, middle, and high school education is compulsory […]

How will Turkey end up if the situation continues?

How will Turkey end up if the situation continues?

On August 13, ‘Turkish Lira’ and ‘Turkey’ were ranked as number one and two respectively in the real-time query of the leading portal in Korea, Naver. Two questions are to be asked in this situation. The first one is why did the Turkish Lira suddenly collapse? The other question is what will happen to Turkey’s […]

Turkey lira crisis

Turkey lira crisis

On August 13, ‘Turkish Lira’ and ‘Turkey’ were ranked as number one and two respectively in the real-time query of the leading portal in Korea, Naver. Two questions are to be asked in this situation. The first one is why did the Turkish Lira suddenly collapse? The other question is what will happen to Turkey’s […]

Turkey drops 2 spots to rank 157th out of 180 countries in 2018 World Press Freedom Index by RSF

Turkey drops 2 spots to rank 157th out of 180 countries in 2018 World Press Freedom Index by RSF

Turkey, which has jailed more than 250 journalists and media workers, is ranked 157th among 180 countries in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index released on Wednesday by Reporters Without Borders (RSF). As the world’s biggest prison for professional journalists, Turkey has managed to fall another two places in the past year, which saw a succession of mass […]

Turkey’s State of Emergency shrinking space for dissidents : UN

Turkey’s State of Emergency shrinking space for dissidents : UN

“Protracted restrictions on the human rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association are incompatible with the conduct of a credible electoral process in Turkey,” Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High commissioner for human rights, said in a statement on Wednesday, stressing that these rights are particularly crucial in the context of elections. “On […]

In their secret Kurdish Enclave; Are the PKK a Terrorist Group?

In their secret Kurdish Enclave; Are the PKK a Terrorist Group?

  Spread across the borders of countries such as Iran, Iraq, and Turkey, the Kurds are a largely nomadic people numbering over 30 million in population. Approximately 4,000 years ago, they were an indigenous group living in the highlands of Kurdistan (part of the Ottoman Empire)—present day south-eastern Turkey and areas across north-eastern Syria, northern […]

The Bridge between Mongolia and the World; the Empathy Schools

The Bridge between Mongolia and the World; the Empathy Schools

By: Mehmet Elci For many of different walks in life, those around the world, and for different systems and organizations, one of the most important topics discussed is quite often, education. This has been the case with Mongolia and Turkey since days of old. Throughout history, the two have lived in close proximity to one […]

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