Divan Hotel gets ?Hospitality Innovation Award? for sheltering Gezi Park protesters… A Social fabric roundup..


Divan Hotel which sheltered Gezi Park protesters awarded

PKF hotelexperts, based in Germany?s Munich, has awarded Turkey?s Divan Hotel with its ?Hospitality Innovation Award?


Witness protection shields 273 in Turkey

Close to 300 people are now living under Turkey?s witness protection program following procedures such as facial surgery

Turkish government moves for shortening compulsory military service

PM Erdoğan said the long-term service would be cut from 15 months to 12 for private soldiers


Alevi cemevis places of worship, no matter what state says: Minister

Customs Minister Hayati Yazıcı has opposed his own government?s refusal to recognize Alevi cemevis as places of worship


Pepper Spray and Penguins: Analysis of Turkey’s Social Media-fueled Gezi Protests

Zeynep Tufekci

The Gezi protests took everyone, including the protesters themselves, by surprise. “This wasn?t what I had planned to do in June at all,” said a man in his early 30s to me as we sat in the small grassy area in front of his tent where he had been staying for more than a week. His wife nodded as she fiddled with her smartphone. I asked her what she was looking at. “Twitter,” she said, “I?m just getting the hang of it.”

EU studies in Italy, an evaluation / 1 ? post hoc ergo propter hoc?

The current status of European studies in Italy is far from encouraging, since the discipline has still to a certain extent a minor role with regards to the older and more established disciplines in social sciences. Are EU studies a branch of IR, or a sui generis but still underdeveloped field? How are EU studies treated in Italy? Let?s look in the first of a series of posts to the (non)scientific production in Italian journals.


Turkish stadiums become political battlegroundsYour Middle East

At the 17 August match between the Istanbul giant Beşiktaş and the Black Sea … Some Beşiktaş fans wore t-shirts with the names of protestors killed by police

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