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İngilizce Dersleri: Ergenekon davası

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In our İngilizce Dersleri series we use current news articles relevant to Turkish students to create reading and listening exercises. We have designed these video articles for our Turkish students learning English. They are a supplement to our online conversation classes. We encourage our students to use these videos to practice their listening and reading skills between conversation classes.

This İngilizce Dersleri video includes challenging text. We recommend the video for our Upper-Intermediate to advanced learners. The language in the article is focused on a court case. The article provides interesting vocabulary for IELTS students as well as those working in the legal field.

İngilizce Dersleri: konu ve sözlük

Konu: adalet, mahkeme, dava, ceza

Sözlük: To plot, to overthrow, trial, to convict, involvement, to accuse, show trail, to eliminate, to push out, to lead, to be jailed, courtroom, verdict, to acquit, lengthy sentence, allegedly, to topple, to face charges, to range from… to, to instigate, to disperse, MP, to try someone for something, showdown, serving or retired, to silence, to deny, interference, sentencing hearing, culmination, to widen, suspect, fold into, in custody, to await, to raise concerns, conduct, guarantor, constitution, coup, tension, successor, to resign.

İngilizce Dersleri: article synopsis

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This article follows the conclusion of the Ergenekon case. The Ergenekon case is a very high profile legal proceeding currently concluding in Turkey. The Ergenekon plot, allegedly aimed to topple the government led by the Justice and Development Party in 2008. The defendants include army generals, lawyers, academics and journalists. The defendants faced charges ranging from membership to a terrorist organization to holding weapons and attempting to overthrow the government. The article reviews the final verdicts in the case.

You can find a copy of the article on the BBC website here. In addition, you can find a similar article provided by the BBC Turkish service here.

Relevance for Turkish Students?

This is a very high profile court case in Turkey right now. The verdict of the case was largely seen as a final test for the AKP in securing power from the military. Most analysts agree that the case and its verdict will continue to polarize the Turkish electorate.

Keep in mind, you can find the complete library of video learning exercises in our Ingilizce Dersleri section!

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İngilizce Dersleri: Protests in Turkey

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In our İngilizce Dersleri series we provide online video learning lessons. These video learning lessons are designed to compliment our online conversation classes. We encourage our Turkish students learning English to use these videos between conversation classes. They are designed to develop a student’s reading and listening skills.

We like to cover topics which are of current interest to our Turkish students learning English. This week, the protests which have erupted in Turkey! You can find a complete library of our video posts in our Ingilizce Dersleri section!

This article has some reasonably challenging vocabulary, so we recommend it for our Upper Intermediate students. It is also a great article for our IELTS students. Most of the vocabulary being used can be applied to a variety of everyday situations.

İngilizce Dersleri: konu ve sözlük

Konu: protesto, Gezi Park, Istanbul, eylemci

Sözlük: government, demonstrations, unrest, shopkeepers, anti-government, ferocity, police brutaliy, helicopters, tighter restrictions, tear gas, barricade

İngilizce Dersleri: Article Synopsis

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The article ‘Calm on Turkish streets after days of fierce protests’ dated 1 June 2013, is from www.reuters.com. You can find a copy of the article here. Since the release of this article there have literally been hundreds of similar articles. Using this video lesson as a base, you can then test your vocabulary by reading many of the similar articles available on the web.

The article discusses the protests that have erupted over the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul over the governments intention to redevelop the park. The article notes that protests have largely subsided on Sunday morning. The protests are seen as a major challenge for the Turkish prime minister.

As always let us know what you think! Are there any other topics you would like us to cover in our İngilizce Dersleri series?

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İngilizce dersleri: New Bridge linking Europe and Asia

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In our İngilizce Dersleri series we provide online video learning lessons. These video learning lessons are designed to compliment our online conversation classes. These videos are designed to develop a student’s reading and listening skills.

Today we picked a very topical video for our Turkish students, the start of construction of the Third Bosphorus Bridge! The article appeared on the Reuters news service on May 29, 2013. You can find a copy of the article here. This is a great article for all Turkish students of English, but especially those working in design, engineering, architecture and construction. We hope that our Turkish students of English enjoy this Turkish focused article!

This is an upper-intermediate to advanced article containing some relatively challenging vocabulary. We recommend this article for experienced students, especially IELTS students.

You can find the complete library of video articles in our Ingilizce Dersleri section!

İngilizce Dersleri: konu ve sözlük

Konu: construction, engineering, development

Sözlük: transformation, embodying, environmental groups

İngilizce Dersleri: article synopsis

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This article reports the progress being made on the Third Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul. The article takes an overview of the various infrastructure projects being undertaken by the government, especially those in Istanbul. These include a new airport as well as a new canal linking the Black Sea to the Mediterranean. The article states that the third bridge is required due to the immense population increase that the Istanbul region has seen. Environmental groups have been protesting the bridge due to immense effect it will have on the green space surrounding the Black Sea and the Bosphorus. The are where the new bridge is proposed, is made up of relatively pristine forest.

Let us know if you have any feedback or questions! And be sure to tell us if there are any topics or articles that you would like us to consider for our İngilizce Dersleri series.

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