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The municipality of Cizre, the southeastern town in the province of ÅÄ±rnak that recently witnessed deadly unrest, has begun closing ditches dug by the youth branch of the outlawed Kurdistan Workersâ Party (PKK). The ditches had been dug in a bid to prevent the security forces enter particular neighborhoods.
Turkey?s health minister has revisited his New Year?s Day comments about motherhood, informing men that they need not apply for the task of being mothers. Turkey?s health minister has revisited his New Year?s Day comments about motherhood being the only acceptable career for women, while informing men that they need not apply for the task of being mothers.
President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄanâs decision to chair the cabinet meeting that will take place on Jan. 19 is a straightforward intervention against the Turkish stateâs tradition, the leader of the main opposition has said, calling Prime Minister Ahmet DavutoÄlu to resist for stopping such interventions into his authority.
Established for the protection and international promotion of Turkey?s cultural and historical assets, ONE Association?s first target is to get the famous Göbeklitepe archeological site onto UNESCO?s world heritage list ?When I became a member of Venetian Heritage, a nonprofit organization to protect the heritage of the city, I was able to witness their work.
We will eat healthy and exercise more. We will read more and watch TV less. So should be our resolutions for 2015, right? But that would be too mundane and easy after all. We as a proud nation of great heritage should do more.
The 2023 vision is of course very important in terms of serving as an âanchorâ for government, business, civil society, international players and more importantly to us as individuals, as it provides a sense of the future direction and perspective. And as an overarching strategic framework, it should always shed light on our policy choices and business decisions.
I use the first two columns of the year to summarize the past yearâs economic agenda and share my predictions for the new year. The first one is much easier, as I have more than 100 of my columns to guide me.
According to latest estimates, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is coming in at around 44 percent popularity, while the main opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) is, as always, around the 25 percent level and the junior opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is at around 16 percent or so.
This year and the next few months are going to be critical regarding the future of Turkeyâs critical Kurdish problem.
Both the government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workersâ Party (PKK) are heading toward a make-it or break-it stage after the two-year-old exhausting dialogue in between the two.