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Uyghurs in Turkey hopeful, but helpless
 

“Kardeş kardeşi satmaz,”Rukiye Turdush, a Canada-based advocate for the persecuted Uyghur minority in China said, switching from her local Turkic dialect spoken in China’s western Xinjiang region to the Anatolian dialect spoken in Turkey. A brother does not sell out his brother. “Uyghurs never lose hope in Turkey. They strongly believe that sooner or later […]

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Turkish nationalists to support AK Party in three biggest cities in 2019 local poll

Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) will support President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the country’s three largest cities in next year’s local elections, it has been reported. MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli said that his party would not put forward any mayoral candidates in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir for the elections due […]

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Turkey needs 80,000 teachers to provide education to refugees, a major new report has revealed

The country hosts around 1 million refugees of school age and has committed to including them in its national education system by 2020, a UNESCO study said. In contrast countries such as Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Thailand were slammed for making “no such promises”. UNESCO’s 2019 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) report, entitled Migration, Displacement and Education: Building […]

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24 killed following train derailment in Turkey’s Tekirdağ

Turkey was plunged into mourning after a busy passenger train derailed in western Turkey on Sunday evening, killing 24 and injuring 318 people. The train was carrying 362 passengers and six crew at the time of the accident. The six-carriage train was over half-way into its journey from Edirne, near the border with Greece, to […]

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Clocks go back an hour in Cyprus and Britain, but not Turkey

On Sunday, 29 October, clocks will be going back in various parts of the world as part of Daylight Saving Time (DST). This includes Britain, North and South Cyprus. The decision by the Turkish Cypriot authorities to return DST means there will now be an hour’s difference with Turkey, which decided to end the practice […]

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Africa and Turkey: a promising partnership?
 

  A fortnight ago, Turkey remembered the first anniversary of the brutal 15 July failed coup attempt that left over 250 dead and more than 2,000 injured. Waving flags, Turkish citizens turned out in overwhelming numbers and were addressed by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a rally on Istanbul’s Martyrs Bridge (formerly the First Bosphorus […]

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Turkey in top 3 destinations for British tourists in 2017

  After a troubling twelve months that saw tourism to Turkey plummet by up to 40% due to terrorism and the failed coup, the country is again becoming the destination of choice for British visitors. The UK’s leading tour operator Thomas Cook reported strong growth in demand for Turkish holidays for the 2017 season because […]