#BBCtrending in Istanbul BBC News #BBC Trending is in Istanbul to talk trends and online battles in a country where social media has in the past been blocked. Presenter Mukul Devichand is joined at Bilgi University in Istanbul to discuss the trends and memes of the elections and the
Turkey’s main opposition has commissioned its mascot pet to safeguard electricity supply, ballot boxes during presidential elections

Premier Tries to Keep Power, as President

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to win Sunday’s presidential vote and transform an office that has been largely ceremonial.
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Cumhurbaşkanlığı seçimlerine 24 saatten az bir süre kalan 3 aday da kampanyaları için toplanan bağış miktarını açıkladı. Buna göre Başbakan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan için 55 milyon 260 bin 778 TL, Çatı aday Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu için 8,5 milyon TL ve HDP Eş Başkanı Selahattin Demirtaş için ise 1 milyon 213 bin TL toplandı.

No limit to PM’s divisive discourse as election nears Today’s Zaman Ayhan Kaya, the director of the European Institute at Bilgi University, spoke with Today’s Zaman and criticized Erdoğan’s strategy of sparking tensions and deepening distrust in society. He said Erdoğan’s emphasis on religious and ethnic divisions has … And the winner of Turkey’s presidential election is… populism

Erdogan victory could shift Turkish president’s role from figurehead to more  Fox News If there is a war or something,” said Ilter Turan, a professor at Istanbul’s Bilgi University. “It is not one in which the president calls a session and says: Let’s build a bridge. That’s not the idea.” Presidents take an oath to remain neutral when  Divisive Erdogan favorite in Turkey president vote

And the winner of Turkey’s presidential election is… populism Washington Post (blog) Joshua Tucker: Continuing our series of Monkey Cage Election Reports, the following is a guest post from political scientists Sezin Öney (Bilkent University) and Emre Erdoğan (Istanbul Bilgi University). *****. The motto of Turkey´s Aug. 10

Islamic State Member Threatens Istanbul

In this incredibly disturbing video (and accompanying article in Hurriyet Daily News) a reporter embedded with Islamic State documents their propaganda/brainwashing activities, aimed at young boys. One IS member threatens on camera that if the apostate Turkish government doesn’t turn the Euphrates water back on, which Turkey has blocked with its dam, IS will come to Istanbul and turn it on from there. He is quite explicit that this is a threat. Hello, Ankara?

Turkey’s presidential election candidates open Democracy News Analysis – by Umit Kurt and Oguz Alyanak An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of Turkey’s presidential candidates, and of the electorate’s views, indicate that Erdoğan will be the victor of the upcoming elections on 10 August 2014.

Intimidation of Turkish journalist by political leadership threatens media freedom and journalists’ safety, says OSCE media freedom representative OSCE – Vienna – Aug 8 – VIENNA, 8 August 2014 – Dunja Mijatović, OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media expressed concern today over the targeting of prominent Turkish journalist Amberin Zaman by the highest authorities in Turkey. ”I am alarmed by

Know your place you shameless militant,’ Turkish Prime Minister tells female journalist independent.co.uk – Aug 8 – Turkey’s Prime Minister has called a prominent female journalist a “shameless militant woman” who should “know her place”. Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Amberin Zaman, the Turkish correspondent for The Economist, on…

The Jihadi Gift Shop in Istanbul roadsandkingdoms.com – Joseph Dana – Aug 8, 6:03 AM – The Jihadi Gift Shop in Istanbul In Turkey, it’s never easy to arrange interviews. This is especially true in Istanbul, where life is saddled by traffic and the near-constant movement of the city’s roughly 18 million inhabitants. Still, tracking The next move of ‘Teflon Tayyip’ BBC News | Europe | Why Erdogan has come to dominate Turkey

 

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday roused tens of thousands of supporters with a call for a strong and new Turkey, as he held his final mass rally ahead of presidential polls he is widely expected to win. “God willing a new Turkey will be established tomorrow. A strong Turkey will be born out of its ashes once more tomorrow,” Erdogan told cheering loyalists in the
Right now, I am hanging out in the “Sleeping Zone” of Nesin Mathematics Village in Şirince/İzmir, trying to decide whether to study Non-Linear Dynamics, Number Theory or Fourier Series. What am I doing here? Read this
LGBT associations announce support for HDP candidate Demirtaş Hurriyet Daily News The LGBT associations emphasized that Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş was the only candidate to express his commitment to gay rights

 

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