Monthly Archives: July 2012

Turks turn to Twitter as Erdogan muzzles traditional media

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With journalistic freedom diminishing in Turkey, Twitter has emerged as a powerful work-around for independent reporters. By Alexander Christie-Miller, Correspondent / July 23, 2012 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin (not pictured) in the Kremlin in … Continue reading

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The Update: Turkey’s EU Accession Negotiations and The Social Policy in Turkey, 21.07.2012

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Health and safety at work, trade union law and the fight against poverty are the major areas in which Turkey should make reforms regarding the social policy chapter of the accession negotiations between Turkey and the EU. Every second delay for the … Continue reading

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Clashes erupt over banned meeting in SE Turkey

LEADING NEWS SOURCE FOR TURKEY AND THE REGION DİYARBAKIR – Hürriyet Daily News Clashes break out between police and demonstrators in Turkey’s southeastern city of Diyarbakır, after police refused to allow demonstrators to attend a “Democratic Resistance for Freedom Rally.” … Continue reading

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Turkey cracks down on academic freedom

Turkey cracks down on academic freedom External groups hope scrutiny will restrain government. Alison Abbott 03 July 2012 More than 700 people protested at the trial of political scientist Büşra Ersanlı in Istanbul this week.GIT TURKEY/WWW.GITTURKIYE.ORG Turkey is upping the … Continue reading

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