Report advocates bilingual education to promote Kurdish 0

Post Views: 5 AY?E KARABAT  ANKARA  Kurdish children who start school with poor Turkish are facing many difficulties and usually are not able to continue their education, a report issued by Diyarbak?r Political and Social Research Institute (D?SA) pointed out.

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WikiLeaks Founder on the Run, Trailed by Notoriety 0

Post Views: 8 By JOHN F. BURNS and RAVI SOMAIYA   Andrew Testa for The New York TimesJulian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, faces a variety of challenges after his most brazen disclosure yet: posting 391,832 secret Pentagon documents on

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Liberia An Uncompromising Woman 0

Post Views: 4 By DANIEL BERGNER  Taryn Simon for The New York Times “Tell them to stop leaning on the fence!” Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president of Liberia and the first woman ever elected head of state on the continent of

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Iraq war logs: British blunder may have let al-Qaida kingpin Zarqawi go free 0

Post Views: 5 Helicopter ran out of fuel, allowing Bin Laden’s Iraq chief to evade capture for further 15 months, secret military logs suggest Jonathan Steele Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in an undated video image released by the US military. British

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My days as an observer at Kurdish politicians trial

Post Views: 3 Jeremy Corbyn, Labour MP for Islington NorthDiyarbakir is an ancient city in Eastern Turkey with well preserved walls from its foundation and an astonishing Ottoman period bazaar. The vast majority of the population are Kurdish speaking as

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Revenues in the Turkish cinema sector approaching half a billion lira 0

Post Views: 2 SERKAN ?AH?N / AR?F BAYRAKTAR  ?STANBUL According to Arif Keskiner, one of the secret heads of Ye?ilcam: “The current Turkish cinema is more independent and more at peace with the Turkish state. –> It will of course

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Turkish culture reaching out to the world as country gains prominence 0

Post Views: 3 RUMEYSA KIGER / HAT?CE AHSEN UTKU?STANBUL It is a fact that Turkish artists have been making their voices heard internationally more than ever in the past decade with international achievements in almost all branches of art, from

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Trade union leaders and workers at Foxconn India imprisoned 0

Post Views: 4 The ITUC has protested to the Indian authorities over the continued imprisonment of 12 union leaders and workers in Vellore central prison. Criminal cases have been filed against trade union leaders and workers at a Foxconn plant

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Moscow mayor urged to protect freedom of assembly 0

Post Views: 2     Sergei Sobyanin succeeded Yury Luzhkov as mayor of Moscow on 21 October   © AP Graphics Amnesty International is calling on the new mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, to protect the right to peaceful assembly after the

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Memo to Obama: Three Strikes and You’re Out 0

Post Views: 7 Pusillanimity or Hypocrisy or Both  I believe Obama’s schtick during his campaign for president was to subtly encourage his adversaries to impale themselves of the horns of their own contradictions.  This kind of strategy can be particularly

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