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Motherhood is not a career, famous Turkish writer Elif Şafak says in reaction to health minister

Turkish writer Elif Şafak has taken to Twitter to respond to Health Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu's controversial recent statements concerning motherhood, stating that “motherhood is not a career.” 

“Motherhood is not a career. Turkish women should decide their own paths in life [not male politicians from above],” Şafak wrote on her official Twitter account on Jan. 1.

Şişli Mayor says Sarıgül forced him to resign with death threats

Mayor of Istanbul’s Şişli Municipality Hayri İnönü and his wife, Nazlı İnönü, gave their testimonies to the Istanbul Public Prosecutor on Dec. 30, 2014 concerning claims that they received threats on their lives by former Şişli Mayor Mustafa Sarıgül.

A woman warrior’s tough love

Ankara’s recent talks with the Kurds have come to a critical juncture. As the delegation of Sırrı Süreyya Önder, Pervin Buldan and İdris Baluken has now been joined by Hatip Dicle and Leyla Zana, the political weight of the negotiations seems to have shifted from cease-fire to autonomy/federalism.

Turkish PM’s wife pays condolence visit to main opposition party head’s spouse over mother’s loss

While Turkey’s top politicians continue to hurl harsh language at each other in the political arena, some of their wives have not chosen to follow suit, with Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s wife, Sare Davutoğlu, paying a condolence visit to main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s wife, Selvi Kılıçdaroğlu, over the loss of her mother almost tw

Turkish PM Davutoğlu joins justification of gag order on graft inquiry

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is "in line with his Cabinet" regarding the controversial publication ban on proceedings at a parliamentary corruption commission, arguing that the commission’s work should not be considered a routine parliamentary activity as it is “a part of the judicial process.”

Consultant to Turkey’s state theater appointed irregularly, says main opposition deputy

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Candan Yüceer has sent a parliamentary question to Turkish Culture Minister Ömer Çelik, claiming that an “office assistant” was appointed as a consultant of the head of the State Theaters (DT) in a clear example of corruption.