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Human rights advocates call for prison reforms

2014-04-18

Monitors bring attention to the bureaucratic obstacles that critically ill prisoners must clear in order to be released.

In the News

2014-04-17

Turkish agency donates funds to rebuild Ferhadija Mosque

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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.

2014-04-17

Turkey prepares to welcome Israeli tourists as relations improve

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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.

2014-04-16

Professional groups, NGOs call for ban on tear gas

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The Stop Tear Gas Initiative intends to lobby for parliamentary action to halt the use of chemical weapons by police.

2014-04-16

Istanbul adorned with tulips as city embraces more green projects

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Twenty million tulips have been planted across Istanbul as a part of the International Tulip Festival.

2014-04-15

Mardin welcomes TV channel in four languages

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In Mardin, where four languages -- Turkish, Kurdish, Syriac, Arabic -- are spoken, a new TV station plans to broadcast in them all.

Spotlight

2014-04-15

Turkey seeks greater influence in the developing world

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Experts say the UN's Alliance of Civilisations is one way Turkey contributes to peace and co-operation.

What do you think?

A US ship and crew is making final preparations to neutralise the most dangerous part of Syria’s chemical weapon arsenal. How important do you believe the operation is in protecting civilian populations from chemical weapons?