Pelle Nilsson

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Around 500 lawyers gather in Silivri for trial of their colleagues

ISTANBUL<p>AA Photo<p>Hundreds of lawyers gathered in Istanbul’s Silivri to watch 22 of their colleagues working for the Progressive Lawyers’ Association …

Court accepts Turkish prosecutors' Gezi indictment

ISTANBUL<p>The protests began at the end of May against a government redevelopment plan of Istanbul's Gezi Park. DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜREL<p>An …

Headscarved women become more active, Turkey’s first lady says

ISTANBUL<p>Hayrunisa Gül noted she herself has suffered a lot as a woman covering her head, but stressed she thinks “today the taboos are broken.” DAILY …

Four million people watched Gezi protests on alternative live broadcaster UStream

San Francisco - Hürriyet Daily News<p>"Our goal is to make societies more open" UStream's marketing VP David Thompson said.<p>UStream, the leading video …

Up to 91,000 girls under the age of 18 give birth every year in Turkey: UN

ESKİŞEHİR - Doğan News Agency<p>The UN Population Fund’s (UNFPA) Turkey representative Zahidul Huque speaks during a panel discussion at Anadolu …

Rihanna, Lady Gaga and what's really behind burqa swag

Ladies! Wondering what to wear tonight that will turn heads and get all the boys excited? May I suggest a sexed-up burqa or perhaps a naughty niqab? While harem pants are v last season, veils are terribly in vogue. Not only do they add an exotic edge, but black is extremely mu-slimming.<p>All the …

FGM: 'It's like neutering animals' – the film that is changing Kurdistan

<i>A young girl is given a plastic bag of sweets and a bottle of lemonade after being genitally mutilated … the story of the 10-year fight against female genital mutilation by two film-makers has been made into a hour long documentary by the Guardian and BBC Arabic and will go out across the Arab</i> …

Turkish cop: I regret what I did

BELGİN AKALTAN - belgin.akaltan@hdn.com.tr<p>DHA Photo<p>Let me introduce you to riot police officer Serdar (not his real name) who I interviewed by email. …

Gezi protests mark an important evolution on Turkey's civil society: EU envoy

ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News<p>A group of young people take souvenir photos at top of a damaged vehicle in Istanbul’s Taksim Gezi Park in this file …

Democratization package to be announced by Turkish PM before month’s end

ANKARA<p>Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has unveiled that the democratization package will be made public in a press conference this month. …

‘Mother tongue’ causing constant crisis at Turkey's panel

ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News<p>A discussion between the CHP’s Rıza Türmen and the MHP's Oktay Öztürk turned into a harsh polemic, with the two accusing …

Turkish government blames media for Olympic loss

ANKARA<p>AP Photo<p>Sports Minister Suat Kılıç has hit out at the Turkish media, accusing sectors of the press of helping ensure Istanbul lost its bid to …

Istanbul's Gezi Park closed again on World Peace Day

ISTANBUL<p>This file photo shows riot police use their shields to protest themselves as they clash with protesters in central Istanbul July 8, 2013. …

Turkish PM Erdoğan slams Gezi Park protesters again

ANKARA<p>‘You pro-Gezis, you started off with 10 trees, didn’t you? I wonder if you ever planted a tree anywhere,’ says Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan …

Rainbow steps return after Beyoğlu mayor vows 'colorful era' in Istanbul's bohemian neighborhood

ISTANBUL<p>The stairs were painted by a local resident 'to put a smile on people's faces.' DAILY NEWS photo, Emrah GÜREL<p>Istanbul's Beyoğlu municipality …

‘State language’ article agreed by all except BDP

ANKARA<p>The Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) proposes an alternative to the article, calling for Turkish to be ‘state’s official language’ while ‘other …

Red notice issued for Turkish sociologist Pınar Selek

ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency<p>Pınar Selek's Kafkaesque battle against the Turkish judicial system appears set to continue, after Interpol issued a red …

Turkey's 'Standing Man' wins German rights award

BERLIN - Agence France-Presse<p>Hürriyet photo<p>Turkey's "Standing Man," a performance artist who became an icon of anti-government protests this year, …

Turkish PM promises separate pools for men and women

RİZE - Hürriyet Daily News<p>The prime minister accused global powers of being against 'Turkey’s rising power.' DHA photo<p>Prime Minister Recep Tayyip …

ODTÜ protesters on guard to protect trees in campus

Nisan Su Aras ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News<p>A planned project initiated by Ankara Greater Municipality to build a road between Anadolu Boulevard and …

Islamic schools in modern Turkey

William Armstrong - william.armstrong@hdn.com.tr<p><i>“Islamic Schools in Modern Turkey: Faith, Politics, and Education” by İren Özgür (Cambridge</i> …

Happy birthday AK Party

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party or AKP) was established on Aug. 14, 2001. Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek celebrated the 12th …

Turkish gov’t, opposition at odds over Olympics

ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News<p>Turkey’s EU Minister Egemen Bağış shakes hands with the wrestlers at Sancaktepe’s annual wresling event. AA Photo<p>One of …

Ruling AKP opens office in Brussels

ISTANBUL<p>PM Erdoğan sees the new Brussels location as significant. Daily News Photo<p>The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is set to open its …

Turkish unemployment rebounds in May, still higher than last year

ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily News<p>Turkey's unemployment rate in May dropped to 8.8 percent, equaling 2.5 million people, according to official data. DHA …

Arrest warrant reinstated for ‘man with machete’

ISTANBUL – Hürriyet<p>Sabri Çelebi was seen holding a machete in the footage. DHA Photo<p>An arrest warrant for a man who chased and kicked Gezi Park …

Gezi’s ‘pots and pans protest’ inspires question on exam

ANKARA – Radikal<p>AA Photo<p>An associate professor at Ankara University’s Law Department has brought recent comments by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip …

Turkish columnist stirs debate by chiding women wearing shorts

ISTANBUL<p>A Turkish columnist Meral Tamer said she “finds it odd” that people wear extremely short shorts in hospitals or shopping centers, citing …

Gülen Movement denies 'rift with ruling AKP'

ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News<p>The Gülen Movement says it is not against peaceful protests. AA photo<p>One of the leading institutions of the Gülen …