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A Turkish MP quickly broke his campaign promise to "not sleep in parliament"

"Meclis'e uyumaya gitmiyorum" diyerek röportaj veren AKP'li Uğur Işılak Meclis'te uyudu. http://t.co/qBVYwIm692 pic.twitter.com/mUTyHWkMXF

— Bugün TV (@BugunTV) July 30, 2015

For newly elected member of Turkish parliament Uğur Işılak—a singer turned politician—a campaign promise has proven difficult to uphold.

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War zone work

A young boy named Issa carries a mortar shell in a weapons factory of the Free Syrian Army in Aleppo,


HDP Leader Demirtaş To AKP: We Have Nothing To Lose

In a statement to the media yesterday HDP Co-President Selahattin Demirtaş called the recent state crackdown on Kurdish activists and the military strikes against PKK bases along the Turkish-Iraqi border an operation “to save the palace” and told AKP leaders that “we will not allow our children to be killed in order to cover up your crimes” – … 365 more words

Five Islamic State Militants Killed In Border Clash

At least five Islamic State militants have been killed, following an exchange of fire with Turkish soldiers, along the border between Syria and Turkey. 71 more words


ISIL fires across Syrian border and kills a lone sentry. Turkey unleashes three F-16 fighter jets in retribution

ANKARA — Turkish warplanes struck Islamic State group targets across the border in Syria on Friday, government officials said, a day after IS militants fired at a Turkish military outpost, killing a soldier. 673 more words


Group calls for massacre against LGBTIs in Turkey

The discourse of hatred directed at LGBT individuals is echoing on the street. A group, which calls itself the “Young Islamic Defense,” has put up posters in Ankara, calling for a massacre against LGBTIs. 1,069 more words

Discrimination & Hate Crimes

Turkish PM denies plans for immediate intervention in Syria

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Friday that Turkey had no plan to militarily intervene in Syria in the foreseeable future, refuting media speculations about an imminent operation designed to create a buffer zone along the Turkish-Syrian border. 18 more words