Monitors bring attention to the bureaucratic obstacles that critically ill prisoners must clear in order to be released.
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The historic Banja Luka mosque, which has been under reconstruction since 2001, is due to be completed by the end of the year.
Trade unions in Israel are planning to end their boycott of Turkey, which may allow hundreds of thousands of Israeli tourists to visit their favourite destinations in Turkey this summer.
The Stop Tear Gas Initiative intends to lobby for parliamentary action to halt the use of chemical weapons by police.
Twenty million tulips have been planted across Istanbul as a part of the International Tulip Festival.
In Mardin, where four languages -- Turkish, Kurdish, Syriac, Arabic -- are spoken, a new TV station plans to broadcast in them all.
Experts say the UN's Alliance of Civilisations is one way Turkey contributes to peace and co-operation.