Daily Archives: November 17, 2020

Turkish Medical Association to stage lights-off protest for strain placed on health workers during pandemic

Duvar English The Turkish Medical Association will stage a five-day lights-off protest starting on Nov. 11 to draw attention to the struggles experienced by health workers during the pandemic, urging everyone to turn their lights on and off at 9 … Continue reading

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Kavala, Demirtaş and Bilgen are kept unjustly in prison, CHP leader says

Duvar English Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said that former Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş, sacked Kars Co-Mayor Ayhan Bilgen, and philanthropist, human rights activist and businessman Osman Kavala are unjustly held behind bars. … Continue reading

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Our republic is taken hostage by gov’t, CHP leader says in statement marking Republic Day

Duvar English Our republic is taken hostage by a political understanding that aims to rule poverty instead of defeating it, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader said in a written statement released to mark Oct. 29 Republic Day. “Our … Continue reading

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Turkey’s parliament allocated increased budget despite diminished authority

Duvar English  Despite having its authority considerably weakened following Turkey’s transition to a presidential system in 2018, the country’s parliament will be granted a budget of 1.89 billion TL for 2021, an increase of 8.4 pct. compared to this year, … Continue reading

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Alamos Gold leaves behind dramatically deforested Kaz Mountains as license renewal falls through

Duvar English The Canadian mining company Alamos Gold, which sparked massive protests in opposition to its mining operations in Turkey’s Kaz Mountains, has left the area after its one-year license was not renewed, daily Cumhuriyet reported. The company was compensated … Continue reading

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