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On 24 January 1993, Ugur Mumcu, the investigative journalist who had brought corruption cases and mafia-politics ties into daylight, died when his car exploded in front of his house. Mumcu had been receiving death threats because of the files he had been investigating.   Born in 1942, Mumcu studied law in university and he had… » read more

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  Leftwingers in Germany commemorate the 100th anniversary of murder of the communist writer and thinker Rosa Luxemburg. Two days ago, it was the death anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919). Rosa Luxemburg is known as a Marxist thinker and a revolutionist. After getting married and moving to Germany, Luxemburg’s ideas had got a major impact… » read more

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    Today is the 745th death anniversary of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi. Every year, an international commemoration ceremony marking the anniversary of Rumi’s union with God is held in Konya between December 7 and17. What Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi tells us through centuries is first and foremost tolerance and love When we use or hear the… » read more

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Women’s fight for suffrage started early in the 20th century in Ottoman Empire – then ruled by a monarchy – but they faced many other challenges after the country switched to a parliamentary system as they failed to have suffrage added to the new constitution in 1924. Before Atatürk´s reforms, it is known that, peasant… » read more

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  A few days ago, one of the popular celebrities, namely Gamze Özçelik (born in 1982) was spotted wearing a headscarf. For a few days, Gamze Özçelik and her headscarf have been one of the hotly-debated issues on TV shows and programmes. I prefer to use the term “headscarf” instead of “turban” because in my… » read more

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  FOLLOWING THE FOOTPRINTS OF THE HEAD TEACHER The work of teachers and their contributions to the society are incredibly innumerable. It is known that, since 1994, many countries celebrate Teachers’ Day on the 5th day of October with the recommendation of UNESCO. In Turkey this special day is celebrated on November 24. After the… » read more

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    Bülent Ecevit died at the age of 81 on November 5 in 2006. Bülent Ecevit started his political career in the Republican People’s Party. He then became the leader of Democratic Left Party in 1987. In addition to Ecevit’s political career, his talent in poetry is also well-known. Ecevit studied Middle Eastern politics… » read more

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