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News Turkey » Culture: PEN slams Turkey’s ‘repression’ of Kurdish language, culture

News channel or source: http://www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/turkey/21022018
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – As the world is celebrating International Mother Language Day, a global association of writers is condemning Turkey’s “sustained repression of Kurdish culture and language.” PEN International slammed Turkey for its ...

News Turkey » Culture: Emirati Travelers to Turkey Increases by 29% in 2017

News channel or source: https://ameinfo.com/travel/emirati-travelers-turkey-increases/
Publication date: Saturday 24 February 2018

Most of these travelers come to Turkey as tourists, medical tourists or business guests looking to invest in the country’s many lucrative economic opportunities,” said Salih Ozer, Attaché of Culture and Information, Turkey to the UAE. This rise in ...

News Turkey » Culture: Dimensions of Polarization in Turkey

News channel or source: http://www.gmfus.org/publications/dimensions-polarization-turkey
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

[3] Reasons for this political polarization are manifold. Turkish political culture, which is based on continuous tension between the center and the periphery, the secular and the religious, Kurdish and Turkish may be accounted as the main cause.

News Turkey » Culture: Turkish deputy premier, Sudanese PM meet in Khartoum

News channel or source: http://www.worldbulletin.net/headlines/199029/turkish-deputy-premier-sudanese-pm-meet-in-khartoum
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

With their joint project, Sudan and Turkey aim to turn the island into a culture and tourism center. The island’s Ottoman-era Hanafi and Shafi’i mosques, and an old customs building will be restored by the agency, said the statement. In the past ...

News Turkey » Culture: Turkey, a Nation Stuck in Politicized, Primordial Worldviews

News channel or source: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/security/news/2018/02/20/446774/turkey-nation-stuck-politicized-primordial-worldviews/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Quite to the contrary, since the founding of the republic in 1923, political struggle in Turkey often showed traces of a culture war pitting these two forces in opposition to one another. The secularist elite—with the military at its center—propagated ...

News Turkey » Culture: Ertugrul: the ‘Turkish Game of Thrones’ on Netflix that redefines ‘epic’

News channel or source: https://inews.co.uk/culture/television/ertugrul-turkish-game-thrones-netflix/
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Netflix is carrying the first two seasons of the Turkish historical epic – first broadcast in 2014 and 2015 – which tells the story of how the Ottoman Empire came to be. There are 179 episodes of Ertugrul available on Netflix – and that’s just ...

News Turkey » Culture: Qatar, Turkey issue joint commemorative stamps

News channel or source: https://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/22/02/2018/Qatar,-Turkey-issue-joint-commemorative-stamps
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

investment and culture,” Al Nuaimi added. Meanwhile, the Qatari Embassy in Ankara and the Turkish postal corporation also celebrated the joint issuances of commemorative stamps. The inauguration ceremony was held at the Postal Museum and was addressed by ...

News Turkey » Culture: US, Turkey could be on collision course in Syria

News channel or source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/02/turkey-united-states-rhetoric-over-manbij-escalates.html
Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

The resulting crisis of confidence became a major trauma that still has a place in Turkey’s strategic culture. As a former special forces officer, I was assigned as a liaison team commander of Turkish special forces with the US 173rd Airborne between ...

News Turkey » Culture: The American Turkish Society's 2018 Gala to Honor Dr. Mehmet Oz on May 2

News channel or source: http://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/the-american-turkish-society-s-2018-gala-to-honor-dr-mehmet-oz-on-may-2-1016853013
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

The Society fosters understanding and cooperation between the countries through education, cultural exchange, philanthropy, humanitarian efforts and networking; presents and supports programs highlighting Turkish arts and culture; and nurtures the next ...

News Turkey » Culture: Turkey Warns Pro-Damascus Forces Aiding Kurds in Syria's Afrin

News channel or source: https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Turkey-Warns-Pro-Damascus-Forces-Aiding-Kurds-in-Syrias-Afrin-20180221-0016.html
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

The PKK was formed in the late 1970s at a time when the Turkish government banned Kurdish language and culture. Currently, the PKK advocates for democratic confederalism within Turkey. The YPG has denied having political or military ties with the PKK but ...