EFD Rights Watch: His Majesty’s rectors vs. Academicians. Turkish universities feel the authoritarian pressure- again.

Academicians Launch Campaign Against PM, University Presidents

from Bianet :: English
The campaign initiated by METU academicians to protest a university president declaration holding students responsible for the Göktürk 2 launch ceremony on December 18.

Turkey’s Campuses Show Solidarity with METU

from Bianet :: English
METU professors boycott have boycotted the classes today, protesting the police brutality on campus on Tuesday.

Running with Scissors: Erdogan’s Presidential Ambitions Vs. A Recurring Opposition

from The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya


Above is the photo of the scissors that were used by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan when he opened a new hotel in Istanbul two years ago.


Istanbul Municipality Bans Political Movie Ads

from Bianet :: English
Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality rejected a proposal concerning the billboard advertisement of a new movie on Turkish prisons, making no explanations.


Turkey: Taraf, A Feisty Newspaper and Vocal Government Critic, Goes Quiet


Staffed with muckraking journalists who were especially committed to exposing the misdeeds of Turkey’s powerful military, the scrappy newspaper truly did break new ground, covering stories that most of the Turkish mainstream media stayed away from for

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