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Newly-Elected President Sues LGBTI Activist

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan filed against LGBTI activist Levent Pişkin for non-pecuniary damages of 50,000 liras for his tweet “queer”. The complaint statement said that “Levent Pişkin tries to validate every action he made in order to justify himself”.

Solidarity Demonstration With Syrians in Antep

Human rights activist rallied in the southern province of Antep to show their support to the growing number of refugees from Syria. “Don’t touch my Syrian brother,” they shouted.

Davutoğlu Declares the New Cabinet

Having met wit 12th President Erdoğan in Çankaya Villa, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu declared the new cabinet.

“Ezidis Aren’t Refugees, But Dwellers of This Land”

As the number of Ezidi refugees from Sinjar reached 20,000, HDP deputy Selma Irmak said the government support wasn’t enough.

Erdoğan’s Assets Published on Official Gazette

Turkey’s Official Gazette published the assets of President Erdoğan and his wife Emine Erdoğan. According to this, Erdoğan is expecting a 500.000 lira payment from his son Burak Erdoğan.


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