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Gov’t tightens grip on discount chains accused of fueling inflation via steep price increases

A new regulation targeting Turkey’s discount chains, which have been accused of helping to stoke inflation by means of steep price increases, requires them...

Turkey’s outspoken fashion designer Şansal: I didn’t feel safe in Turkey

Alin Ozinian Barbaros Şansal, one of Turkey's most famous fashion designers and LGBTI+ activists, moved to northern Cyprus because he felt his life and property...

Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate has become a tool for silencing dissent

Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has become an instrument for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government to silence dissent and cover up wrongdoing. According to...

Less than half of Turks find government’s pandemic response reassuring: survey

Forty percent of Turkish citizens find the government's handling of the pandemic reassuring, down from 73 percent in March 2020, according to a recent...

‘Off-mic’ remark signals soft negotiating posture of Turkish union chief in wage increase talks

President of the Confederation of Turkish Trade Unions (Türk-İş) Ergün Atalay inadvertently gave away a lax attitude during public worker wage increase negotiations with the Turkish government...

885 private companies transferred to TMSF since failed 2016 coup: report

Eight hundred eighty-five private companies have been transferred to Turkey’s Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) since a 2016 failed coup due to their alleged affiliation with...

Turkish government ends scholarships of students detained at LGBTI parade

Turkey’s Credit and Dormitories Institution (KYK) has cut scholarships and the loans of students who were detained on May 10 during an LGBTI pride march in...

Widow of Turkish man who set himself on fire blames the government

The widow of Eyüp Dal, who set himself on fire outside city hall in Gaziantep last week, has said the government was to blame for her...

Opposition’s mayoral candidate says gov’t using convicted felon to defame him

Mansur Yavaş, the mayoral candidate for Turkey’s capital of Ankara from the opposition alliance, on Tuesday responded to allegations of misconduct and fraud, saying...

TurkStat: More than 13 million people in Turkey receive social aid

A total of 13,260,000 people in Turkey are dependent on social aid to survive, according to data released by the Turkish Statistics Institute (TurkStat). In...

Search and rescue began 6 hours after deadly accident at new highway viaduct

Turkish search and rescue teams took six hours to arrive at the scene of an accident on Wednesday at a viaduct on the North...

Ex-Zaman columnist Ali Ünal sentenced 19.5 years in prison

The Uşak 2nd High Criminal Court handed down a sentence of nineteen-and-a-half years to columnist for the now-closed Zaman daily Ali Ünal on charges...

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