All News on Social Issues in Turkey

Shortage of staff to protect wildlife in Turkey: Official

A senior official at the Agriculture and Forestry Ministry has complained about the shortage of staff protecting the wild animals in Turkey during a presentation to parliament's Animal Rights Research Commission.

Bill to protect Cappadocia ratified

Turkish parliament ratified a bill on May 23 that aims to protect Cappadocia, a touristic hub in central Turkey.         

US defense policy bill could strip Turkey of F-35 partnership

The US Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday unveiled a draft $750 billion defense policy bill that would authorize more Lockheed Martin F-35 jets for the United States and effectively end Turkey's partnership in the program if Ankara pursues a plan to buy a Russian missile defense system.

Turkey to overcome difficulties: Banker

Turkey can overcome difficulties through its dynamic population, Adnan Bali, the CEO of private lender İşbank, said on May 22.

Turkey lures $466 mln investment from Asia

Asian investments in Turkey amounted to $466 million as of end-March, according to data from the Turkish Central Bank, compiled by Anadolu Agency.

More than 70 migrant hostages rescued in northern Greece

Greek police have rescued 74 migrants who were being held hostage in a warehouse on the outskirts of Thessaloniki in northern Greece, allegedly by four men who were demanding money from their families for their release.

The migrants, whose nationalities were not made public, had crossed the border from Turkey and were taken to the warehouse by the three traffickers.

Unity key to overcoming hateful trends: Çavuşoğlu

Unity, inclusiveness, dialogue and a comprehensive strategic vision are the only ways to overcome rising trends of xenophobia, Islamophobia and anti-Semitism across the globe, Turkey's foreign minister said on May 17.

Youth constitutes 15.8% of population

The youth comprises 15.8% of the 82 million people living in Turkey, the country's statistical authority announced on May 16.       

5 migrants die in road accident

At least five migrants were killed and 37 others injured when a truck carrying them overturned in eastern Turkey.         

Turkey 2nd most restrictive country on gay rights in Europe

Turkey ranked the second worst country in Europe for LGBT equality policies and laws, with Azerbaijan and Armenia scoring first and third last respectively, a report conducted by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) in Europe has said.

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