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This rich biodiversity is the engine behind Ovacik's status as a rare Turkish socialist experiment, and, increasingly, one of the area's most famous exports: "communist honey," which owes its deep, nuanced flavor to the area's mountain flora. Since 2016, the village has partnered with beekeepers ...

For many civil society organizations, the event is the lone opportunity they have to address government representatives. But if Turkey gets its way, those civil society organizations won't include groups affiliated with Fethullah Gulen, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's onetime ally and current foe.
Turkey is at risk of becoming a "disease-prone desert" with water resources and forests disappearing, Professor Mikdat Kadıoğlu from the Istanbul Technical University's Meteorological Engineering Department said on April 19. "We are transforming into a desert climate. [In this climate] there is usually ... Istanbul
Two university students -- one male and one female -- from each of the 81 provinces in Turkey set to attend. home > Turkey, todays headlines, middle east 19.04.2018. 162 Turkish university students to visit Jerusalem. Features. Archive. ANKARA. Turkey's state-run dormitory authority will take 162 university students on ...
Open up!' they were shouting," recalls Denizhan Eren, a 23-year-old college student. "As soon as I opened the door, they yelled 'Lie down!' They had huge guns and they were wearing balaclavas." Denizhan is one of a number of students from Turkey's prestigious Bogazici University who have ... anti-war protesters crime

(CNN) Four people were killed in a shooting at a university in the northwest Turkish city of Eskişehir on Thursday, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported. ... The university's assistant dean, a faculty secretary, a research assistant and an associate professor are among the dead, according to ... Turkey
Jointly hosted by Gazi University, Al-Quds University and the Turkish Studies journal, the event will bring together leading academics and researchers in ... At the same time, the event will significantly contribute to the international popularity of Turkish universities and institutions of higher education, promote ... Turkey
The number of workshops employing inmates in jails across Turkey has reached to 1,700, with more than 50,000 prisoners working under the program overseen by the ... Inmates also collected 95 tons of olives from trees planted in fields belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces and universities last year. Turkey
“Amazon Mechanical Turk is based on the idea that there are still many things that human beings can do much more effectively than computers, such as identifying objects in a photo or video, performing data ... Most of them appeared to be part of studies that colleges and universities were conducting. Turkey
Zebra mussels, one of the most aggressive freshwater invaders, have been spreading uncontrollably in Turkey for the past 10 years, with experts now warning that the danger is threatening the safety of some cities' water supplies. Despite their small size, zebra mussels can cause considerable damage to ... Turkey
The school closures in Africa will be seen in Turkey as a positive step in the fight against Gulen, said Emre Caliskan, a researcher at Oxford University ... College Sultan, before it was closed said she chose to go to a Senegalese school instead of transferring to the new Turkish government one in Dakar. Turkey
Over 2,200 Turkish, Kurdish, and international academics were among the signatories of the petition that condemned Turkey's military operations in Kurdish cities and called for renewed peace talks between Ankara and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). Aylin Altinay Cingoz, an economist at Istanbul University, ... Turkey
The president of Turkey's leading university has claimed that his institution is still attracting top foreign researchers despite the country's fraught political ... have probably filled about six of them with non-Turkish people,” he told delegates at the Times Higher Education MENA Universities Summit in Jeddah. Turkey
US officials have been warning for weeks that the Turkish military campaign against Kurdish forces in Afrin, launched January 20, could undermine the fight against ISIS, as Kurdish fighters helping the US battle the terrorist group began leaving to help their compatriots there. But the Turks see the US' ... Turkey
A Turkish state development aid agency has built educational facilities to support a Colombian university's child protection program in western Armenia city, the agency said on Monday. The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) provided the University of Quindio with educational facilities, ... Turkey
(By contrast, the Turkish government claims there have been 110,000 dismissals.) Around 64,998 other citizens are in jail, including journalists, intellectuals, human rights activists, and businesspeople. More than 3,000 schools and universities as well as 189 media organizations have been closed. Turkey

Balanche, who is currently a visiting fellow at Hoover Institution and Stanford University, published a recent in-depth study on the population of Syria entitled "Sectarianism in Syria's Civil War,” and has recently visited northern Syria. The scholar strongly rejected Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's ... Turkey
Madonna has already been branded a "depraved cultural icon" and a "blasphemer," but Professor Faruk Ashicioglu, director of the Institute of Forensic Sciences and Legal Medicine of Istanbul University, went even further when he addressed the Turkish parliament on the problems of drug trafficking. Turkey
Turkey has slipped five places to 74th out of 156 countries in the “world happiness ratings,” while Finland tops the list, according to The World Happiness ... consistency between the happiness of immigrants and the locally born,” said co-editor Professor John Helliwell of the University of British Columbia. Turkey
The ceremony to pay tribute to the Turkish soldiers who laid down their lives during the battle was held at the NUML University in collaboration with ... The 1915 battle, which took place in the Canakkale province's Gallipoli (Gelibolu in Turkish) district, marked a turnaround in favor of the Turks against the ... Turkey
Also at DIMDEX 2018, Turkish armored vehicle producer Nurol Makina signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Qatar's Special Forces to supply its NMS 4X4 armored car. Turkey's Piri Reis University (maritime school) also signed an agreement to establish an academy for Qatar's navy. Turkish ... Turkey
Aslı Kuzu is a researcher at SOAS University in London. Her current work analyses the widespread protests in Turkish prisons in 2000, during which hundreds of inmates started hunger strikes to challenge the introduction of the so called F-Type prison, or isolated segregation. These protests were followed ... Turkey
A gene co-discovered by a Turkish researcher has been honored as one of the top three scientific discoveries of 2017 by Cell magazine, a U.S. science journal. The “insomnia gene” was discovered by a team headed by Bilkent University Professor Tayfun Ozcelik and Michael W. Young of New York's ... Turkey
On a chilly afternoon in mid-January, more than 30 Kurdish asylum-seekers gathered in front of United Nations University in Tokyo's Shibuya Ward to call for U.N. action on Turkey's continued all-out attacks on Kurds in the northern Syrian town of Afrin. Addressing bystanders through a megaphone was ... Turkey
A proposal prepared jointly by Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the opposition-turned-ally Nationalist Action Party (MHP) to set a ... and presidential elections due next year is the annual Study on Social Perception of Women and Gender published by Istanbul's Kadir Has University. Turkey
Turkey's top religious body, the Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet), has appointed Huriye Martı, a professor at Necmettin Erbakan University, to the highest office in the directorate ever held by a woman. Martı's appointment was announced in a post in the Official Gazette on March 13. On March 11 ... Turkey
MINSK, 12 March (BelTA) – An information and education center of Belarusian State University was opened in Ankara, Turkey in an office of Atlas Private Educational Services ... Educational and cultural ties between Belarusian and Turkish universities are expected to grow stronger thanks to that. Turkey
All 11 people on board the flight from Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to Istanbul, Turkey were killed when the plane crashed in the southwestern Iranian city of Shahr-e Kord, the head of Iran's civil aviation office told the Iranian state-run news agency IRNA. Mina Basaran, the daughter of a Turkish ... Turkey
Turkey season opens on March 15, and hunters will take to the field in search of the elusive gobbler. Most likely, they will find less of the popular game species than in previous years due to changing landscapes. For this reason, Mississippi State University scientists and student researchers in the College ... Turkey
The 23rd annual Turkish-German Film Festival began in Nuremberg on Friday without one of its usual backers: the Turkish Culture Ministry. ... the director of Georgetown University's Institute of Turkish Studies, said in a telephone interview that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey “makes quite a lot of ... Turkey
The rationale for Turkey's operation into Afrin is the “growing concern on the part of the Turkish government about the Syrian Kurds' aspirations to create a ... which has been pushing for this kind of self-governance in the northern Syrian cantons bordering Turkey have created enormous concerns to Turks. Turkey
A Mohammedan Turkish family who were baptised at the Malta Protestant College. Watson was born in Preston, Lancashire, a centre for the cotton industry, the son of John Watson Senior. His wife, Elizabeth Pilkington, bore him eight children – seven sons and one daughter: Richard Henry, Shuttilworth ... Turkey
This week Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while addressing a crowd of supporters at a rally, made two hand gestures that should tell the West what they ... Asena was a she-wolf in the mythical valley of Ergenekon in the central Asian steppes, from where ethnic Turks are said to have originated. Turkey
They insisted on her continuing her education at prominent colleges. She first went to the elementary section of the Turkish Education Association (TED) Ankara College, where she fell in love with Oktay Sinanoğlu, who would become a prominent scientist. Sinanoğlu was the elder brother of Esin Afşar, who ... Turkey
The Kurdish-language ANHA news agency reported that at least 313 Turkish and Free Syrian Army fighters had been killed in the last four days in battle ... “Disaster might follow if Turkey decides to take over Afrin city center,” Steven Heydemann, one of the United States' most prominent Syria scholars, told ... Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan served as the mayor of Istanbul before ascending to the helm of the country as prime minister in 2003. ... In a research note on the issue, BETAM — the research center of Bahcesehir University — draws a comparison to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International ... Turkey
The birds in the quarantine will not be destroyed however. According to the World Organization for Animal Health, the birds will be "depopulated through controlled marketing" — a strategy that, according to the University of Minnesota's Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, allows the infected ... Turkey
“Disaster might follow if Turkey decides to take over Afrin city center,” Steven Heydemann, one of the United States' most prominent Syria scholars, told AhvalTV in a recorded interview, full version of the talk is pasted at the end of this article. The U.S. partnership with the Syrian Kurds will be “relatively short” ... Turkey
20, with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowing it would be "finished in a very short time". A University of Toronto Citizen Lab report suggests a Waterloo-tech company's products have been used to hack internet users' devices along the Turkey-Syria border. (OMAR HAJ KADOUR / AFP/GETTY IMAGES). Turkey
Violence is by far the biggest problem that people think women face in Turkish society in 2018, according to a poll conducted by Istanbul's Kadir Has University. Some 61 percent of people believe that “violence” is the most important problem women face in society, according to the poll conducted by the ... Turkey
Just 28 percent of Turkish women of age 15 or over have a job, Hurriyet newspaper reported citing a study entitled “Women in Statistics 2017” by the ... Only 15 percent of women who can neither read nor write have a job, while 71 percent of females who graduated from higher education are in work, ... Turkey
Turkish government blames Gulenists for the July 15, 2016 failed coup and considers them a terror group while the Gulen movement denies involvement in the coup and any terror activities. More than 60,000 including thousands of academics were remanded in prison over Gulen links since the summer of ... Turkey
A Turkish academic on Monday was honored by a group of top diplomats in New York to mark March 8, International Women's Day. Tulin Erdem, who chairs the Marketing Department at New York University's Stern School of Business, was among this year's honorees by the Society of Foreign Consuls in ... Turkey
Turkey was number one in 2017 for the number of companies signing up to the U.N.'s Women's Empowerment Principles, according to Alia El-Yassir, ... It was something that the Turkish private sector set up and we worked with them on developing this implementation guide, which is Turkey specific, but it ... Turkey
I am aware of the restrictions in the Turkish media and have been struck, in the very few days I am in Turkey, by the nationalist fervor gripping the country ... by the 1980 military regime to centralize the system of higher education, rendering YOK approval necessary for a range of internal university decisions. Turkey
ISTANBUL — Having already brought Turkey's mainstream media to heel, and made considerable headway in rolling back Turkish democracy, the ... against Mr. Oktar, it introduced an expansive set of new internet restrictions that would affect millions of Turks who use the internet and social media. Turkey
Her thoughts kept returning to a jewelry-making course she had taken in college, and so, after turning over the patisserie to new hands in July, she picked up where she had left off. The career change has come naturally to Dandin. “[Wax molding] has the same primitive, calming sense as baking,” she says, ... Turkey
While Western politicians are taking a reasonably balanced approach to Turkey's military operation in Afrin, citing its rights to self defence, the same can't be said of the foreign media, Yususf Ozkir, a Turkish university lecturer, said in an analysis for the Turkish government-run Anadolu agency. Western ... Turkey
Eugene City Council member Greg Evans, who works at Lane Community College, says there are "gangster" turkeys roaming around the campus. "There is turkey feces everywhere," Evans said, "and they're not scared of humans." The wild turkeys, along with a burgeoning population of rats and other urban wildlife around ... Turkey


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