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Saturday, April 29, 2017

Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason - BBC News

Turkish authorities block Wikipedia without giving reason

Turkey has blocked all access inside the country to the online encyclopaedia Wikipedia.

Officials said "an administrative measure" had been taken, but gave no reason why.

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Friday, April 28, 2017

EU Says Membership Talks Still Open if Turkey Wants Them | World News | US News

EU Says Membership Talks Still Open if Turkey Wants Them

The European Union is keeping the door ajar for Turkey to become a member, but says Ankara must provide clearer signals on whether it intends to meet the entrance criteria in such areas as human rights and rule of law.

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Women Are Dying in Turkey | Foreign Affairs

Women Are Dying in Turkey And the Problem Is Getting Worse

By Sophia Jones and Nicole Tung

On a quiet November evening in 2014, Eda Okutgen left her apartment in the coastal Turkish city of Izmir and ran for her life. She didn’t get far. Her ex-husband, Ugur Buynak, had already stabbed her in the leg with a kitchen knife. And as he chased her down a flight of stairs, the successful 38-year-old businesswoman and mother screamed for help. She screamed in vain—neighbors locked their doors as Buynak fatally plunged the knife into his ex-wife. She bled out in the stairwell, her murder caught on CCTV footage that would play over and over on Turkish television.

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