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Christianity courses in minority schools a positive step, experts say

2014-10-31

Turkey's plan to allow minority religion courses is welcomed by rights advocates, but experts say more steps are needed to meet universal standards.

In the News

2014-10-27

Hydroelectric dams mired in controversy

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Debate follows reform allowing construction of hydroelectric power plants in areas that do not have "exceptional" environmental features.

2014-10-24

European Court rules on religion courses in Turkey

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The European Court of Human Rights urged the government to reverse its decision to make religion courses mandatory, saying the policy violates the rights of minorities.

2014-10-23

Ankara conference calls for unity against ISIL

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The terrorist organisation threatens regional peace, conference participants say.

2014-10-22

Turkey needs to show commitment to EU, expert says

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The European Commission's latest progress report on Turkey is considered balanced but joining the Union by 2023 may not be possible.

2014-10-21

Turkey on high alert after ISIL threats

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Turkey increases its security measures against possible ISIL attacks inside the country.

Spotlight

2014-10-28

Turkey steps up involvement in anti-ISIL coalition

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Ankara agrees to provide training and safe passage for anti-ISIL forces.

What do you think?

Turkey has prepared a new strategy for pursuing European Union membership. Do you feel this new approach will yield better results?