Daily Archives: September 27, 2020

Diyanet under fire after video footage shows child being battered at Quran course

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Ali Öztunç on Sept. 25 shared a video footage showing a child being battered while attending a Quran course in the southeastern province of Kahramanmaraş’s Elbistan district. Öztunç, who is himself … Continue reading

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Doctors see up to 50 pct rise in coronavirus bonuses, whereas Diyanet staff see 100 pct rise

Duvar English The Health Ministry has updated its circular on supplementary payments given to healthcare personnel and staff from the directorate of religious affairs (Diyanet) who are responsible for handling the deceased’ bodies during the novel coronavirus outbreak. According to … Continue reading

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Main Opposition slams construction of prison with lake view in Van, says gov’t should address people’s real needs

Duvar English A group of opposition politicians slammed the 90-million-lira construction of a prison with a view of the lake in eastern province of Van which the government deemed “an investment.” The prison is being built on 64,000 square-meters of … Continue reading

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Human rights defender Tanrıkulu appointed key advisor to CHP leader

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu appointed Istanbul deputy and human rights activist Sezgin Tanrıkulu as one his key advisors. Tanrıkulu wasn’t elected for the party assembly, along with fellow deputies Tuncay Özkan and Ünal … Continue reading

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