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Konya Had Already Dried Out!

Experts say the hydrological drought in the Konya area where groundwater levels drop 3 meters annually is serious. 65 percent of the region’s wetlands have already dried out in the past 50 years, according to WWF.

Parking Lot Watch in Moda Gezi Garden

Construction vehicles that came to the area housing Moda Gezi Garden and constituting a disaster assembly station for which Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality issued a parking lot permit recoiled after locals reacted.

LambdaIstanbul Office Closed, Association to Meet on the Street

Lambdaistanbul could not find an office due to discrimination and increasing rents. The association calls everybody to their coordination meeting to be held in Mis Street.

Laughing Photos in Response to Deputy PM

Women shared their laughing photographs on social media following Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç's comment in AKP Bursa province organization’s holiday (Bayram) celebration in Merinos Park that “Women shouldn’t laugh out loud in public.”

The Three Candidates Side by Side on TV

The small National Assemblies of Turkey (TkMM) calls the three presidential candidates to answer civil society representatives’ questions on television in equal time slots, accompanied by a timer.


Gezi Resistance

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  • BIA Media Monitoring Reports

    Independent Communication Network (BIA) monitors and reports violations of freedom of expression in Turkey. You can access quarterly and annual reports from this page.

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    On February 21 International Mother Language Day, bianet published 20 articles in different languages spoken in Turkey.

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