Before the intervention:
Zeynep Kurtulus Korkman and Salih Can Aciksoz have written a wonderful analysis of the role of masculinity and gender in PM Erdogan?s over-the-top aggressive response to the Gezi uprising. Korkman and Aciksoz answer the question of why this works.
The must-read, cutting-edge political blog Jadaliyya has added a Turkey page. Jadaliyya has become known as the site to read for news and analysis of the Middle East. The posts are written by a variety of scholars, many local and many young, as well as respected international voices. The posts are insightful and often take creative and interesting angles quite different from the mainstream media. There are a number of such articles on Turkey posted on the site already. A page devoted to Turkey is most welcome. Muftah.org also has a useful Turkey page.
By Michelle Martin BERLIN (Reuters) – Germany and Turkey summoned each other’s ambassadors on Friday for tit-for-tat reproaches in an escalating row over Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s criticism of a crackdown on protesters in Turkey and her reluctance to see the country join the European Union. After Merkel said she was “appalled” by Ankara‘s response to the protests, a Turkish cabinet minister
Jonathon Burch writes about people?s view of AKP, Erdogan and the protests in the Anatolian heartland outside the main protest centers of Istanbul, Ankara, and Izmir.
The latest developments translate as the end of justice and legality as we know it. What we are experiencing is a ?state of exception? par excellence, in Agamben?s terms, as the rhetoric of ?necessity? is creating a ?space devoid of law?.
The protests that started in Istanbul?s Gezi Park two weeks ago have spread across Turkey and show little sign of dying down. They signify a clash between a modernising Turkish society and a still rigid and old-fashioned political system. The protests have resulted in the tragic loss of several lives and are endangering Turkey?s hard-won economic stability as investors take fright. But they also have a silver lining. They might force the government to reconsider its rejection of pluralism. And they might even help to revive Turkey’s moribund accession process to the EU.
“openDemocracy” focuses on the eruption of protest in Turkey; “New Humanist” slams multiculturalists for their complacency while “Soundings” sees multiculturalism flourish in Britain; “Blätter” suggests that the winners should be made to pay; “Osteuropa” discerns in Orbán and Putin the negation of 1989; “Springerin” shines a spotlight on the affinity of art and politics; “Merkur” is amused by the rise and foreseeable fall of International Art English; “Dziejaslou” travels to Sweden; and “Letras Libres” talks to a fuming and culturally conservative Marc Fumaroli about money and culture.
Turkish Minister for Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications Binali Yıldırım said
Higher visibility for Islam is the inevitable result of more democracy in Muslim-majority countries. So, rather than dwell on the problems of contemporary political Islam, which are certainly considerable, it would be more fruitful to look at Turkey?s conflicts from another, now distinctly unfashionable, perspective: class
This is a fight about trees ? or so it seemed at the end of last week. The protests first came to the attention of the world through this image. Before journalists had cobbled together their copy, or before their editors had decided that events warranted any, Reuters photographer Osman Orsal?s photo of policemen firing pepper spray at close range in the face of a young girl acted as a widely-shared placeholder for the torrent of analysis that was to follow.
IFEX, International Fredom of Expression Campaign Organization, supported Turkey?s recent ?standing man? protest in its 18th general council and strategy conference.
Turkish protesters remain mobilized because they have seen their government behave with less decency than they expect of themselves.
Like millions inside and outside of Turkey, I have spent the last four days and nights glued to my phone switching between my Facebook and Twitter accounts. Whilst local news channels showed a beauty contest, a couple of cooking shows and a now famous bunch of penguins, hundreds and thousands of people took to streets all over the country. You only glimpsed the scale of the events if you were on the streets, or on social media or watched foreign news channels ?
Turkey?s economy has been booming for a decade, earning praise not only from financial markets, but also from development economists like Jeffrey Sachs. Why, then, have peaceful demonstrations turned into a nationwide protest movement, with hundreds of thousands of people taking to the streets?
BÜLENT is collecting the reactions of writers and activists to the first days of this protest. Some of these are eyewitness accounts, while some of these people watched from afar. All have walked down the streets they now see flaming under clear sunshine in the past ? and some of them have walked down them under just as much fire, many years ago.
Bir Türk/Kürt/Çapulcu yazar olarak katilmak isterseniz lutfen sozlerinizi bize yonlendirin
Thoughts on the Revolution they almost forgot to televise
Maureen Freely, novelist and translator
Turkey?s Radio and Television Supreme Council?s (RTÜK) fined two channels for broadcasting
The recent anti-government protests in Turkey may have given some travelers pause about going to the country. But an author of ?Lonely Planet Turkey? said tourists need not worry.
This month has been marked by widespread mass protests across cities in both Brazil and Turkey. Protesters in the two countries say they are fighting back against government heavy-handedness and misplaced priorities