Help for Syrian refugees in Mardin

Dear friends if you have some spare cash, please think about supporting this voluntary group from Mardin who are trying to help Syrian refugee children in the area. There are about 785,000 Syrian refugees in Turkey and over 50% of them are under 18. In Mardin in South East Turkey, there are some 90,000 refugees, more

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Turkey Protests – update

A short summary for those who do not speak Turkish based on info I have gleaned from friends, Twitter, and the Turkish press and TV that are covering  events. The protests  continue all over Turkey and have been joined by large numbers of workers, who went on strike in support of the Gezi Park campaign

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a turbulent tour…

Tours are always tiring but this one definitely goes down in my book as the most exhausting ever. I arrive in Ankara full of cold and rapidly degenerate due to lack of sleep,lack of food,everything that could possibly go wrong actually going wrong, and the general stress of the current turbulent political situation in Turkey

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Van Earthquake – England Aid Points

Türkçe URGENT EARTHQUAKE APPEAL FOR VAN/TURKEY The number of people known to have been killed in Sunday’s earthquake in Turkey has risen to 523. Officials say 1,650 people were injured in the 7.2-magnitude quake which had its epicentre in Van province – 185 people have been rescued alive. Rain and Snow are hindering the rescue

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