Anniversary: 50th Tour of Turkey begins in Alanya

Anniversary: 50th Tour of Turkey begins in Alanya

In the past few years, we have occasionally reported on various current venues for the Tour of Turkey. This year the cycle race will be held for the 50th time and can therefore look back on a really long tradition.

CDU/CSU group against tightening control of Internet

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CDU/CSU group against tightening control of  Internet

The law to tighten control over the Internet, which has just been passed in Turkey and also signed by President Gül, is being accompanied not only domestically by renewed, massive protest actions in Istanbul, Izmir and Ankara, but also internationally there has been very strong criticism.

UEFA bans for Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş

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UEFA bans for Fenerbahçe and Beşiktaş

In the truest sense of the word, UEFA has shown the two top Istanbul clubs the red card and banned them from competitive international matches for their fraud pending in court in the 2010/2011 season.

Oscar Tuazon - Alone In An Empty Room

Oscar Tuazon - Alone In An Empty Room

Wood, metal, stone and concrete are the materials used by Oscar Tuazon. Inspired by the do-it-yourself aesthetics as well as by the history of art and building, his constructions move between sculpture and architecture.

Freedom of press remain a major problem

Freedom of press remain a major problem

Probably the most prominent member of the International Association of Book Publishers (IPA), the new chairman of the IPA Freedom to Publish Committee (IFTPC) Ola Wallin, has called on Turkey to finally release the journalists, writers and translators who were arrested after the Anti -Arrested under terror laws, still in custody.

11 years ago: Corruption Scandal - the events!

11 years ago: Corruption Scandal - the events!

The case is about dubious gold deals with Iran in connection with circumventing the oil embargo and bribing ministers in the course of construction projects. Effects to this day, including the consequences of the earthquake are part of it.

10 Years: Abuse of violence by police during Gezi protests

Amnesty: Abuse of violence by police during Gezi protests

"The attempt to crush the Gezi Park protests led to a whole series of human rights violations. In particular, we document completely inappropriate violence against peaceful demonstrators and abuse by the police," said Selmin Caliskan, Secretary General of Amnesty International in Germany.

19th EMITT Exhibition Launch - congress tourism and sports

Adrenalin Tutkunları EMITT İstanbul Fuarı'nda Buluşuyor!

Creating a difference with new countries and big innovations. Listed as 5th biggest tourism exhibition of the world, EMITT shall include congress tourism and outdoor sports in its special halls.

The East Mediterranean International Tourism and Travel Exhibition (EMITT) is getting ready to introduce congress tourism and outdoor sports to its agenda. The 19th edition of EMITT will be held 22 - 25 January 2015 in Istanbul, Turkey.

A message from Izmir to Van: You Are Not Alone...

The students of İzmir Private Çamlaraltı College, sensitively approaching to the social problems, making the necessary planning for the solution in order to make it happen, have started a social aid campaign after the 7.2 earthquake in order to give a message to their friends in Van; "We’re feeling your feelings; You are not alone".

Civil Disobedience or Terrorists in Gezi Park, Istanbul?

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Civil Disobedience or Terrorists in Gezi Park, Istanbul?

Just as the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wanted to add a new project to the previous and ongoing great projects under his government such as Hasan Keyf Dam Project, Allianoi / Bergama Dam, the Black Sea – Marmara Channel (the Plinius Channel), a third airport and a third Bosporus Bridge in Istanbul for the economically developing Turkey,

Fund-Raising Appeal for Pupils from Nepal

Fund-Raising Appeal for Pupils from Nepal

Dear readers and followers of alaturka.info, please read and check the following lines of our dear friend Ann from Kale Emlak in Side for helping pupils in Nepal since they have lost most of their school buildings as well as all their education materials.

Visa special provision for Turkish tourists not extended

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Visa special provision for Turkish tourists not extended

A special arrangement with the EU Commission had made it possible for Turkish tourists to travel to one of the Greek islands since the summer of 2012, without first having to go to the Greek consulate for the necessary visa application.

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