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LOCAL - 15 Chamber of Architects members detained in evacuation of Istanbul’s Yıldız Palace

LOCAL - 15 Chamber of Architects members detained in evacuation of Istanbul’s Yıldız Palace | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Police detained a total of 15 people on May 31 after the Beşiktaş District Governor’s Office ordered the eviction of the Chamber of Architects from a building that had been granted to them until 2051
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Turkey's Erdoğan urges state lenders to step up Islamic banking

Turkey's Erdoğan urges state lenders to step up Islamic banking | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Turkey's Erdoğan urges state lenders to step up Islamic banking - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said the launch of Ziraat Bank's Islamic business should help to attract new funds to Turkey and urged other state lenders to help to triple Islamic banking's share of the market by 2023.
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LOCAL - ‘Nude’ snowwoman gets Turkish teacher into trouble

LOCAL - ‘Nude’ snowwoman gets Turkish teacher into trouble | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Turkish officials have launched a probe after a teacher posed for a photo with her students who made a snowwoman that “violates social values”
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Brawl in Turkey Parliament Puts Focus on Erdogan Power Plays

Brawl in Turkey Parliament Puts Focus on Erdogan Power Plays | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Chairs flew and lawmakers traded punches. A brawl in Parliament over a new security bill has forced the spotlight on mounting suspicions that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's real goal is to hand himself more tools to crush dissent.
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Win or lose, Turkey's Kurds will advance in June elections - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Win or lose, Turkey's Kurds will advance in June elections - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Turkey’s main Kurdish-dominated party could deal a serious blow to the ruling Justice and Development Party if its efforts at attracting broad support succeed in helping it surpass the 10% voting threshold in the June general elections.
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POLITICS - Erdogan to change palace name, adding religious connotation

POLITICS - Erdogan to change palace name, adding religious connotation | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he will soon rename his controversial new presidential palace, adopting the name of the complexes surrounding imperial mosques.
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POLITICS - Turkish President Erdoğan declares birth control ‘treason’

POLITICS - Turkish President Erdoğan declares birth control ‘treason’ | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
“They betrayed this country for years by [promoting] birth control and attempting to dry up our [next] generations,” Erdoğan said
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LOCAL - We don’t need no mixed-sex schools, says Turkey's conservative teachers union

LOCAL - We don’t need no mixed-sex schools, says Turkey's conservative teachers union | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Eğitim-Bir-Sen has demanded the abolition of mixed-sex education, amid the headscarf controversy
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LOCAL - Turkey’s education row deepens as thousands placed in religious schools ‘against their will’

LOCAL - Turkey’s education row deepens as thousands placed in religious schools ‘against their will’ | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Turkey’s secondary education examination row has deepened, amid reports that thousands of students, including some non-Muslims, have been placed in Islamic vocational schools for the upcoming school year.
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The slow death of Turkish higher education

The slow death of Turkish higher education | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Recent reforms in higher education are threatening the independence of Turkish universities.
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POLITICS - Turkish government to act on homes housing both female and male students

POLITICS - Turkish government to act on homes housing both female and male students | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
PM Erdoğan reiterates his objection to co-ed housing for students, while claiming his opposition does not amount to interfering in people’s lives
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Turkey Cracks Down on Cleavage

Turkey Cracks Down on Cleavage | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
How do you know whether a regime that frees women to wear Islamic headscarves at work is liberal and furthering democracy, or Islamist and restricting it?
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LOCAL - New law to permit Turkish police to detain ‘possible’ protesters

LOCAL - New law to permit Turkish police to detain ‘possible’ protesters | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
A court’s order will not be necessary to detain potential protesters with a new law
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POLITICS - No Muslim family should engage in birth control: Erdoğan

POLITICS - No Muslim family should engage in birth control: Erdoğan | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that no Muslim family should engage in a mentality which includes population planning or birth control, pledging to increase posterity
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RIGHTS - Turkey’s top court upholds jail sentence for ‘unnatural’ porn

RIGHTS - Turkey’s top court upholds jail sentence for ‘unnatural’ porn | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
The Constitutional Court has upheld prison sentence for those who store oral, anal, group, gay or lesbian porn because they are unnatural
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Turkish Students Demand Buddhist Temple on Campus, in Protest of Mosque Construction | revolution-news.com

Turkish Students Demand Buddhist Temple on Campus, in Protest of Mosque Construction | revolution-news.com | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Turkish students demand construction of a Buddhist Temple on campus to serve the needs of Buddhist students.
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Former Miss Turkey arrested for posting poem criticising president 

Former Miss Turkey arrested for posting poem criticising president  | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
The arrest of Merve Buyuksarac follows a crackdown in the country on critical media in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris.
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LOCAL - Guidance classes in Turkish schools to introduce professions from a gender-based perspective

LOCAL - Guidance classes in Turkish schools to introduce professions from a gender-based perspective | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
The curriculum of the guidance and career planning classes in secondary schools has been renewed in a gender discriminative manner, daily Cumhuriyet has reported
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LOCAL - 80 Turkish universities to have mosques, top religious body head says

LOCAL - 80 Turkish universities to have mosques, top religious body head says | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Turkey is planning to build 50 mosques inside university campuses across the country as of 2015
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POLITICS - Turkish gov’t allows headscarf for fifth graders, causing uproar

POLITICS - Turkish gov’t allows headscarf for fifth graders, causing uproar | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
The Turkish government has announced the lift of a ban on the headscarf in schools, allowing girls from the fifth grade and up to cover their hair in the public schools
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POLITICS - Women should not laugh in public, Turkish deputy PM says

POLITICS - Women should not laugh in public, Turkish deputy PM says | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Women should not laugh out loud in public, Arınç has said while complaining about “moral corruption”
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Bianet :: "Morality" That Puts Adriana Lima in Hijab

Bianet :: "Morality" That Puts Adriana Lima in Hijab | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
Painting it black from head to toe, unidentified individuals blackened famous model Adriana Lima from its contours of at bus stop ad in Istanbul's Fatih district.
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BUSINESS - Wine-making halts in Turkey's Tekirdağ due to alcohol ban

BUSINESS - Wine-making halts in Turkey's Tekirdağ due to alcohol ban | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
An agricultural development cooperative in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ launched a winery in 2007 using state funds
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Gözde Kansu'nun işine son verildi

Gözde Kansu'nun işine son verildi | Evidence of Turkey's Imploding Democracy & Islamification | Scoop.it
AK Parti Genel Başkan Yardımcısı Hüseyin Çelik'in dekoltesine tepki gösterdiği sunucu Gözde Kansu'nun kaderi belli oldu. Sunucu Kansu'nun işine son verildi.
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Pro-gov't ATV officially fired the TV hostess whose low-cut dress was criticized by Deputy PM only hours before. Deputy PM Celik: "We don't meddle with anybody's life but this (dress) is too extreme."
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