In Turkey’s New Curriculum, Ataturk, Darwin and Jihad Get Face-Lifts – New York Times

September 19, 2017
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New York Times In Turkey’s New Curriculum, Ataturk, Darwin and Jihad Get Face-LiftsNew York TimesWhen high school students in Turkey arrive for the fall term, Charles Darwin will be conspicuously absent from biology classes. In elementary school religion classes, teachers will promote the nonviolent meaning of the word jihad — “to struggle” — as …Turkey…

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After violence at embassy, US withdraws proposal to let Turkish security guards buy guns – PBS NewsHour

September 19, 2017
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PBS NewsHour After violence at embassy, US withdraws proposal to let Turkish security guards buy gunsPBS NewsHourTurkish President Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a news conference at Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul, Turkey. The Trump administration has withdrawn a proposal to let Turkish President Recep Tayyip…

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Uproar in Turkey over removing evolution from biology class – The Denver Post

September 18, 2017
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The Denver Post Uproar in Turkey over removing evolution from biology classThe Denver PostIn this April 3, 2017 file photo, a boy in his schoolyard looks out from behind a display of t-shirts printed with the image of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, offered for sale in…

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Turkey deploys 80 military vehicles near Syrian border – Aljazeera.com

September 18, 2017
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Middle East Monitor Turkey deploys 80 military vehicles near Syrian borderAljazeera.comSyrian opposition officials and activists said they expected the troops would continue towards Syria as per the terms reached in…

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Turkey summons German ambassador over Kurdish festival – Washington Post

September 17, 2017
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Reuters Turkey summons German ambassador over Kurdish festivalWashington PostISTANBUL — Turkey’s foreign ministry has summoned Germany’s ambassador in Ankara to protest the country for allowing “terror propaganda” by Kurdish militants.…

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Iraq PM: Half of IS families detained near Mosul are Turkish – ABC News

September 17, 2017
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Rudaw Iraq PM: Half of IS families detained near Mosul are TurkishABC NewsTurkish nationals make up half of the hundreds of families being held in a camp near Mosul for…

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