Ms. Karan has been a particular target since Gezi Park Protests. AKP circles used to like her a lot but as she gradually became critical of the government, increasing symbolic violence she had to endure. In the new wave of (obscenity included) intimidation, another female columnist Amberin Zaman was the first target (her column here). Then came the flood of insults and threats to Ms. Karan…  A journalist from Yeni Şafak, a notoriously pro-AKP daily, agitated AKP circles by claiming that Karan labelled AKP voters as “idiots”. As can be seen in this video, Karan does not make such a statement, but Yeni Şafak guy was quick to provoke…….

News in Turkish:

Ceyda Karan: Bu paçavralarda beni öven bir yazı çıkarsa yüzüme 

T244 hours ago
Cumhuriyet Gazetesi Dış Haberler Müdürü Ceyda Karan, CNN Türk’te katıldığı canlı yayında, ”Türkiye anormal bir süreçten geçiyor.
Ceyda Karan yine seçmeni aşağıladı
Yeni Akit GazetesiAug 21, 2014
Ceyda Karan, Twitter’dan Patladı
Post Medya31 minutes ago

 

Dispatches from Turkey

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Foreign Minister Nominated to Be Turkey’s Next Premier

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It was my first time in the Çankaya Presidential Palace after 10 years. I have covered Süleyman Demirel’s presidency as a reporter, but it was a different place then.
Current adviser to the ruling party chair, Binali Yıldırım, has expressed his support for the nomination of Ahmet Davutoğlu for chairmanship of the party at a press conference

Mahsun Korkmaz premier commandant PKK

Mahsum Korkmaz est depuis longtemps un héros pour des millions de Kurdes. Pas seulement pour  les sympathisants apocus (pro PKK). J’ai même rencontré des responsables  du PDK (le parti de Barzani), peu suspects de sympathie pour le PKK, qui ne cachaient pas leur admiration pour ses guérillas. Évidemment, le premier commandant du PKK, tué en 1986 lors d’ un clash avec l’armée turque dans les Monts Gabbar est vénéré par ses sympathisants. Et il est devenu  un modèle à suivre pour tous ceux qui rejoignent la montagne.

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