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Erdogan's new Turkey to requires all students to study the Qur'an

Source : AsiaNews / 20 Sep 2014

Turkey's newly elected President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, aided by his faithful new Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, begins his term of office with a major overhaul of the country's education system.


Turkey's biggest water tunnel completed

Source : World Bulletin / 11 Mar 2014

Turkey's largest and the world's fifth biggest water tunnel has been inaugurated by the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the south-eastern city of Sanliurfa in the Suruc district.

The water tunnel has been built as part of the regional development project, Southeastern Anatolia Project, which aims to boost the economy and agriculture in an impoverished part of Turkey.


Turkey´s fifth satellite to be launched

Source : World Bulletin / 10 Feb 2014

Turkey's TURKSAT 4A Communication Satellite - Turkey´s fifth satallite - will be launched with a Proton rocket on 15 February 2014 from Baykonur Space Centre in Kazakhstan.

The Turksat 4A telecommunication satellite was produced jointly with Turkish and Japanese engineers.


Over half of Turks support forbidding co-ed student housing, poll shows

Source : Hürriyet Daily News / 2 Dec 2013

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent criticisms of mixed-sex student housing is widely supported by public opinion, according to a recent poll.

Some 55 percent of poll participants said they were in favor of forbidding such living arrangements while 38 objected to the idea, the MetroPoll research center’s recent study has revealed.


Turkey plants forests equal to size of Belgium

Source : World Bulletin / 22 Nov 2013

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his Justice and Development Party government made history in Turkey by planting Forests on an area equal to Belgium's size in past eleven years.

In a sapling ceremony at Ankara's Gazi University, Erdogan said that the government will continue its efforts on Forestation at universities, saying "free ideas can only be flourished at green universities."


Study shows Turkish people oppose extramarital affairs

Source : World Bulletin / 08 Nov 2013

Turkish political parties and media sources have been discussing Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's latest remarks on the cohabitation of male and female students. Meanwhile, a new study conducted by Turkish universities showed that most Turkish people were opposed to extramarital affairs.

The Turkish media reported on Monday that Erdogan complained about the lack of dormitories for university students, which he said caused many problems.


Erdogan: The boy bread vendor who changed Turkey

Source : Ece Toksabay & Ibon Villelebeitia | Reuters
ISTANBUL | 09 Jun 2011

When Tayyip Erdogan sold bread rolls as a boy on the old streets of Istanbul, Turkey was a country caught in a cycle of army coups. It languished on the fringes of Europe. Pious Turks were the underdogs of society.

As Erdogan moves toward his second decade as prime minister, Turkey could not look more different.


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