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Protests are growing against a bill to split up 13 Turkish universities and set up new ones, with 5,000 academics signing a petition against the bill which ... Students and university staff also continued to protest the bill in Gazi University in the capital Ankara and Anadolu University in the Central Anatolian ...

Turkish opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet's chairman Akin Atalay on Thursday joined a protest for free press and justice outside an Istanbul court, a day after he was released after serving over 500 days in prison. The contentious case, seen as a test of press freedom under President Recep Tayyip ...
Greek-Cypriot and Turkish-Cypriot protesters hold anti-nuclear banners during a protest on Thursday in Nicosia against the planned construction of a nuclear power plant in nearby Turkey. Protesters say the plant could pose a grave threat to Cyprus as well as the broader region. [Petros Karadjias/AP].
Protests are growing against a bill to split up 13 Turkish universities and set up new ones, with 5,000 academics signing a petition against the bill. ... Meanwhile, students and university staff continued to protest the bill in Gazi University in the capital Ankara and Anadolu University in the Central Anatolian ...
Protesters on Thursday urged ethnically-split Cyprus' government and breakaway Turkish Cypriot authorities to step up their protests against a nuclear power plant Russia is building on Turkey's Mediterranean coastline. Around 250 Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot protesters on Thursday linked arms ...

Demonstrators protest outside the Turkish Consulate during a march and rally commemorating the 103rd anniversary of the Armenian genocide on ... The demonstrations came hours after Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan resigned following 10 days of large anti-government protests in that country.
For Turkish community member Kevser Taymez, the historical context is complicated, with suffering taking place on both sides, she said. “What Armenians and Turks in Canada should do is remember our losses together,” she said. “I am here to protest that (Armenians) are raising their children to hate Turks ...
BOSTON—The Armenian Youth Federation (AYF-YOARF) Greater Boston “Nejdeh” chapter, will be holding a demonstration, protesting Turkey's ... Following the protest, demonstrators will march to the Armenian Heritage Park to take part in the annual Armenian Genocide “Commemoration at the Park.”.
Supporters of Turkey's main opposition party have staged sit-in demonstrations across the country to protest against the state of emergency, a move criticised by the government. The demonstrations held on Monday, reportedly in all of Turkey's 81 provinces, were organised as the government prepares this ...
U.S. Embassy in Turkey Closes, Tells Americans There to 'Keep a Low Profile' Due to Security Threat ... Turkish anti-riot police secure the area around the U.S. Embassy in Ankara during a protest against the U.S. president's decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, on Dec. 7, 2017.
Women's rights marchers in Ankara met with tear gas and arrests Sunday as they gathered for a protest ahead of International Women's Day later this week. After the marchers ignored calls to disperse, Turkish riot police fired tear gas and detained about 15 women, Agence France-Presse reports, citing ...
Demonstrators clash with police during Berlin protest against Turkey's operation in Afrin (VIDEO). Damascus & Ankara dispute whether pro-Syrian govt forces entered Afrin · Demonstrators clash with police during Berlin protest against Turkey's operation in Afrin (VIDEO) · Turkish shells explode behind ...
The Turkish community living in the United States voiced their reactions against U.S. support to the PKK terrorist group's Syrian affiliate in a press conference in front of Capitol Hill in Washington on Wednesday. Representatives of the U.S. branch of the Independent Industrialists' and Businessmen's ...
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Kurdish people across several cities and districts poured into the streets on Saturday to protest the continued Turkish military attacks on the Kurdish town of Afrin in ... They called on the international community, notably Europe, Russia and the US, to stop Turkey's attacks on Afrin.
The Turkish government says the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia there is a terrorist organization and an extension of Kurdish insurgents fighting within Turkey. Both the Turkish and Vatican sides described the private talks as cordial. Francis and Erdogan have made plain their concern over the Trump ...
However, protests have been reported. According to the Chamber of Turkish architects, ''the demolition symbolizes the systematic attacks to buildings that are a symbol of the republic era''. During the Gezi Park protests, the structure was occupied by demonstrators who covered it with banners and flags to ...

KEARNEY — Buffalo County may again pay certified appraisers to act as referees on the county's property valuation protests. During the 2017 ... The Buffalo County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday formed a three-member ad hoc committee to review the 2017 property valuation protest process. Ad hoc ...
We were not just part of the biggest political demonstration in British history, but the largest simultaneous protest event in the world, with millions marching in ... The US announces plans for an “open-ended” occupation of northern Syria; Turkey launches a brutal assault on Kurdish-held areas; Russian and ...
Some parents and family members of students at Afghan-Turk schools warned on Thursday they will embark on a sit-in if government continues to ignore their demands. According to them they have called on government to not send their teachers to Turkey. One of the Afghan-Turk schoolteachers, Yulmas ...
Hopes are high in Berlin that Thursday's visit by Yildirim will bring movement in the high-profile case of a prominent German-Turkish journalist, Deniz Yucel, who has been imprisoned in Turkey for a year on terror-related charges. Yildirim said earlier this week on German ARD Television that, "I hope that he ...
He says they came to show support for Afrin and to protest what he said were Turkey's plans to change the demographics of the predominantly Kurdish enclave, replacing the local population with Arab and Islamist loyalists to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Hiddo says the protesters came from ...
Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets of the Kurdish-controlled Syrian enclave under attack from Turkey to protest the offensive, now in its third week. Rezan Hiddo, a local official, said hundreds of buses carrying Syrians from the country's northeast and some members of the Yazidi minority from ...
The Turkish government says the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish militia there is a terrorist organization and an extension of Kurdish insurgents fighting within Turkey. Both the Turkish and Vatican sides described the private talks as cordial. Francis and Erdogan have made plain their concern over the Trump ...
Pope Francis speaks with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, left, during a private audience at the Vatican, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. (Credit: ... Kurdish protestors tried to enter St. Peter's Square on Sunday to protest the pope's meeting with Erdoğan but were blocked by police. On Monday, they ...
Members of a Kurdish association clash with police in Rome during a visit by the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photo: Andreas Solaro/ ... Two people were injured on Monday as protesters defied a ban on demonstrations to denounce the Turkish president's visit to Rome. Anticipating protests ...
Turkish army tanks cross Oncupinar border gate to enter Syria, in Kilis, Turkey, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. Turkey continued to reinforce its military presence in Syria Saturday, a day after the country's president vowed to expand Ankara's operation in a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria eastward toward the ...
A Turkish Cypriot protestor shouts slogans as she holds a banner reading in Turkish "Peace, Afrika, cannot be silenced" during a protest after an attack against the offices of a left-wing newspaper "Africa" by supporters of Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the Turkish occupied area at northern ...
Berlin's caretaker administration has postponed a decision to upgrade German-made tanks in Turkey after a public outcry over their use in Ankara's offensive in northern Syria. News that Turkey had deployed German-built Leopard-2 tanks in Syria has come at a delicate time in Berlin's relations with Ankara.
In the latest tit for tat between NATO allies Turkey and the United States, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has issued a travel advisory urging the country's ... to receive an official protest over the categorization of Turkey as a country with an increased security risk, along with Sudan, Pakistan and Guatemala.
In fact, the responses appeared to confirm that regional leadership was likely to be shared between Turkey, Iran, and Egypt rather than decided in a debilitating power struggle between Saudi Arabia and the Islamic republic that has wreaked havoc across the Middle East and North Africa and that the ...
Amid a heated debate on the protests in Iran and what they mean, no one really had a chance to analyze the reasons behind Turkey's support of the regime in Tehran. Ankara's calculation on the protests was in line with long-standing Turkish state policy towards Iran. Recognizing Iran as a historical ...
When Sunni Arab-led protests against dictators in Cairo and Damascus broke out several years ago, Turkish government leaders unhesitatingly sympathized with the protestors. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, his Justice and Development Party (AKP), and their sycophantic media immediately identified with the ...
However, this rare protest quickly dispersed when the traffic police, which regularly fines Uber drivers, arrived at the scene. The international ride-hailing app that drew the ire across the world has been criticized often. Uber was subject to protests by taxi drivers in many countries including Turkey for illegally ...
In a series of tweets earlier Tuesday, Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of Iran, criticized Trump for tweeting his concerns about the protests and ... in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining VOA in 2013, Katherine produced documentary and public affairs programming in Afghanistan, Tunisia and Turkey.
PARIS–Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Paris on Friday hoping to mend the widening rift between his country and the European ... cold shoulder from French President Emanuel Macron who said that Erdogan's policies since the 2016 coup prevented any possibility for Turkey to join the EU.
Iranian Turks, also known as Azerbaijani Turks, clashed with a military unit in the northern city of Tabriz on the first day of joining the protests which have been on for 10 days now. A video showed angry protestors hurling what looks like rocks at a military unit which arrived to end their protest. One protestor ...
Moreover, if these two forces succeed in taking over Iran, the “next step” would be none other than Turkey itself. Talking heads on the pro-government news channel A Haber repeated the same line. These protests were taking place because “a new Middle East map" was being designed by the West.
Turkey Voices Concern Over Iran Protests, Calls for Violence to Be Avoided. Jan. 2, 2018, at 3:40 ... "We believe it is necessary to avoid violence and not succumb to provocations," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding it hoped foreign interventions would be avoided. (Reporting by Tulay ...
Foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, was quoted as saying by broadcaster CNN Turk that Turkey was against foreign interventions in Iran. ... Similarly, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a phone call that he hoped the protests in Iran would end in a few days, sources ...
The leader of Lebanon's Iranian-backed Hezbollah group says President Donald Trump's "hopes" that the protests in Iran will snowball and lead to regime change or chaos will be dashed along ... Kurdish separatists and Islamic extremists have carried out past attacks near the borders with Iraq and Turkey.
The people involved in the protests told police that they, as residents, were not asked for the investment that has changed the river flow. They also added that they don't want Turkish investments in their area. The protest against the Turkish flag on the hydropower dam had been warned on social networks.
Kurds -- most of whom reside in Middle East countries, including northern Iraq, eastern Turkey, western Iran and small portions of northern Syria and Armenia -- do not have an official homeland or country. They have never achieved nation-state status. In Iraq, portions of the region are recognized by ...
Feature: Christmas celebration in Turkey increasingly marred by protests, pressure from conservative Muslims ... Every year, young Muslim activists usually stage demonstrations before Christmas in major Turkish cities such as Istanbul and Ankara, holding banners proclaiming "A Muslim does not celebrate ...
Village heads in the southern province of Antalya have staged an unusual protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital: Biting turnips. The Turkish word for turnip, “turp,” resembles the spelling of the controversial U.S. president's surname, inspiring ...
Israel's PM accuses Recep Tayyip Erdogan of "helping terrorists", hours after the Turkish leader calls Israel a "terrorist state". 19:59, UK ... Relations between Israel and Turkey have soured after their leaders traded insults days after President Trump sparked fury by recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
U.S. President Donald Trump's controversial decision to move the American embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognize it as the capital of Israel has been harshly received by thousands of citizens who gathered in protests across Turkey after the Friday prayer. People gathered in front of mosques ...
... hold demonstrations after Friday prayers across Turkey to protest the U.S. move on Jerusalem. IHH said in a statement that Israel wants to make Jerusalem its capital unlawfully and against all international agreements. "We invite all Muslims to take part in the protests after Friday prayers in their respective ...
Demonstrators threw coins and other objects at the consulate as they voiced their outrage at the controversial announcement. Protestors also shouted slogans against the US President as they brandished Turkish flags during another rally at Fatih Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. The protests come as Turkey's ...
Thousands of people across Turkey took to the streets late on Dec. 6 to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Several conservative NGOs and civil society groups, including the Anatolian Youth Association (AGD) and the Turkish Youth Foundation ...


 

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