Monday, March 11, 2013

Social fabric roundup: Turkey ranks 47th in mothers report, Turkish middle class ‘loves malls’, and more.. « Erkan's Field Diary

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RedHack hacks Turkish family ministry website on Mother’s Day
from Hurriyet Daily News
The socialist RedHack group today took down the Turkish Ministry of Family and Social Policy’s website, to mark Mother’s Day and draw attention to violence against women in Turkey and armed conflicts around the world.

Turkish middle class ‘loves malls’
from Hurriyet Daily News
Most members of Turkey’s middle class adhere to conservative religious values..
Pious Turks Push for Labor Justice
Young Muslims have been congregating to critique the reign of the mildly Islamist government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as “capitalism with ablutions.”
Symposium on creationism stirs debate in academia
from Hurriyet Daily News
An anti-evolutionist symposium plan organized by a university student group in Istanbul…

Marûnis (Hakkari) : Retour au village détruit parce que « sa terre est l’honneur de l’homme »
from YOL (routes de Turquie et d’ailleurs) by anne

A Kurdish Majority In Turkey Within One Generation?
from Yahoo news
Since the 1990s, Turkey’s fertility rate has steadily declined, due to, among other factors, rising household incomes, expanded access to higher education for women and increased birth control practices.
AKP government scales down national day festivities
from Hurriyet Daily News
The celebration of national holidays will no longer include military parades and lavish shows at stadiums
Out With The Old National Rituals
from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White
A major change: the end of the iconic Kemalist national displays and rituals that included stadiums of costumed and choreographed youth (sometimes wearing Ataturk masks), ten-story banners of Ataturk, military displays, and in some regional centers, “reenactments” of victories over “foreign forces” like Armenians that in one case featured young Turkish boys dressed as soldiers, splashed with fake blood and playing dead, their “bodies” partly wrapped in Turkish flags.
Plastic surgery gets share from Turkish TV series
from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish TV series, which have become very popular in Arab countries as well as many other parts of the world in recent years, are also noted for make a contribution to Turkey’s health tourism.
Orhan Pamuk’s museum diversifies Turkish art scene – SES TürkiyeA new museum dedicated to the love affair in Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk’s novel The Museum of Innocence, expands the traditional boundaries of the literary

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