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Turkey’s violence in the Kurdish region

The Turkish state recently declared curfew in Kurdish regions which are Cizre, Silopi and in Nusaybin. 52 curfews have been imposed since mid-August across this region. Even though Tens of Kurdish citizens have been killed, the Turkish media chooses to remain silent about the government terror. Why are the Turkish people closing their eyes when […]

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Youth in Action Programme on Social Volunteering in Georgia

Seden and I attended a Youth in Action Programme in Kobuleti (Georgia), from the 12th to the 20th April 2014. This program was a project funded by the EU „Youth in Action” Program intitled: Social alternations of Volunteering Example and it was a training course  hosted by the Social Development and Research Center. Within the […]

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Turkey, April 2014

Turkey, April 2014 – The Turkish government is plagued by corruption scandals that in many democratic countries would be reason for the prime minister and government to resign. Despite that many officials of the ruling AKP party have resigned, prime minister Erdogan – who himself is the centre of a corruption scandal – remains stoically […]

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) rights in Turkey

This paper will examine and address a fundamental human rights issue: the discrimination and violence lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexuals (LGBT) citizens face in Turkey. The central aim of this paper is to respond to two basic questions: Why does the LGBT community face discrimination in Turkish society? How can we decrease discrimination and harassment […]

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