Turkey

After decades of debate, Turkey starts building mosque in Istanbul square

   Reuters International FEB 17, 2017 –  Workers attend a groundbreaking ceremony of Taksim mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Osman Orsal (reuters_tickers) By Melih Aslan and Osman Orsal ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Construction began on Friday of a mosque in Istanbul’s central Taksim square, a controversial project championed by […]

10-year-old Turkish girl Talya Özdemir becomes youngest person ever to address the UN

DAILY SABAH ISTANBUL Published February 11, 2017 AA Photo Talya Özdemir, a 10-year-old Turkish girl became the youngest person to address the United Nations General Assembly on the momentous occasion of the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Speaking at the panel titled ‘Gender, Science and Sustainable Development: The […]

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan approves bill that will give him unprecedented executive powers

Turkish public will vote on proposed constitutional changes in referendum announced for April Bethan McKernan Beirut @mck_beth Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved a controversial bill that could see him stay in office until 2029, before it goes to a country-wide referendum. Under the proposed far-reaching changes to the executive […]