looks like Corruption legalized, Reza Zarrab and his friends released…

Minister Sons and Reza Zarrab Released A Turkish court released 5 suspects including sons of cabinet ministers and Reza Zarrab who have been arrested within Turkey?s corruption probe investigation, leaving no jailed defendants in the case US report warns Turkey over anti-corruption probe ?scandal?   The US described the corruption probe and subsequent developments as a ‘scandal’ … Read more

As new tapes appear, Erdoğan steps us his attack on the Gülen movement…

Turkish PM calls for boycott of Gülen movement?s schools   Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has geared up his rhetoric against the movement of U.S. based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, calling for a boycott of the movement?s schools Turkish PM faces deepening corruption scandal as second tape emerges   Audio posted to YouTube allegedly records … Read more

US Department of State- Country Report- Turkey on Human Rights Practices for 2013

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2013 Turkey Turkey is a constitutional republic with a multiparty parliamentary system and a president with limited powers. A unicameral parliament (the Grand National Assembly) exercises legislative authority. Following the 2011 parliamentary elections, which observers considered generally free and fair, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) formed a … Read more

Cengiz Aktar: Devletin çöküşü

 Devletin çöküşü   Bu toprağın en belirgin özelliklerinden biri devlet geleneği. Doğu Roma ve Osmanlıdan süzülüp gelen, batılılaştırılma ve ulusdevletin inşasıyla dönüşen ama mülkün evvelliğini her daim muhafaza etmiş, hatta bu sayede pekiştirmiş bu yapıyı iyi tanırız. Adı kısaca Devlet Baba?dır. Her yerdedir, her şeye kâdirdir, herşeyi bilir. Oysa devlet kurumlarının devleti değil vatandaşı koruduğu, vatandaşın … Read more

Nebula Award nominees… A literati roundup…

Nebula Award nominees The 2013 Nebula Award nominees have been announced by the Science Fiction Writers of America; as always, it’s a great roadmap for some of the best science fiction published in the past year. Congrats to all the nominees! Castaway: Stuart Hall in his own words Listening again to the leading cultural theorist on BBC Radio 4’s … Read more

As citizens protests government level corruption, police violence increases in Ankara, İstanbul, İzmir demonstrations…

Leaked tapes prompt calls for Turkish PM to resign  Recordings appear to capture Recep Tayyip Erdogan instructing son to dispose of hidden funds amid corruption investigation Turkish opposition parties called on the prime minister to resign on Tuesday as a result of an explosive corruption scandal in which he was allegedly caught on tape ordering his … Read more

PM Erdoğan, in his defense, contributed new terms to Turkish language…like Robot Lobby…

  PM?s Phone Recordings Views Outnumber Katy Perry’s   Around 1,5 million users have viewed the video of phone call recordings allegedly between PM Erdoğan and his son on the first day of Corruption Probe. The video, released by several users on YouTube, has surpassed Katy Perry?s song Dark Hors Tapes are ?as real as Ararat?: … Read more

#DirenODTÜ Serhatcan Yurdam (@syurdam): Öğrenci Kolektifleri: “Polis plastik mermi kullandı, bir öğrenci başından yaralandı”

ODTÜ’deki eyleme polis saldırısı gerçekleşti. Polis saldırısıyla ilgili derleme… Devamı burada:   [View the story “ODTÜ’deki eyleme polis saldırısı” on Storify]

Serhatcan Yurdam (@syurdam): ODTÜ’de eylem: “Gökçek rantın, ODTÜ Ahmet Atakan’ın yolunda” #direnODTÜ

ODTÜ’de 1071 Malazgit Bulvarı’nın açılışı protesto edildi, Gezi protestolarında katledilen Ahmet Atakan anıldı.   [View the story “ODTÜ’de eylem: \”Gökçek rantın, ODTÜ Ahmet Atakan’ın yolunda\”” on Storify]

Turkey’s Internet Bill on NYT editorial while the EU minister’s response shows the misery of Turkey’s EU dream…

POLITICS > US the last state to advise Turkey on Internet: EU minister Hurriyet Daily News ‘Everybody knows the restrictions on the Internet in the US, especially regarding WikiLeaks,’ Turkish EU Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said Feb 20. AA photo. The U.S. is the ?last state to advise Turkey? with respect to the Internet, Turkish EU … Read more

The tape maybe a fake one but with tonight’s leak, Erdoğan may have lost a good deal of legitimacy…

Tonight we listened to a 11 minute talk between Erdoğan and his son Bilal on the day of December 17, Corruption Operation began… Supposedly, Bilal asks his father how to disappear millions of cash. The voices sound genuine but who knows. With this level of technology everything is possible. Gülenist accounts seem to approve the … Read more

State of Europe: Looks like Merkel still under surveillance…

  Whistleblower: NSA secretly continues Merkel surveillance by bugging other German officials An anonymous NSA leaker revealed to the German magazine Bild am Sonntag that the agency has been spying on senior German government figures. The move is apparently a response to Obama prohibiting the agency from spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel (or other world … Read more

Pro-AKP dailies release Reports of widespread wiretapping While AKP MEPs passes bill granting excessive power to intel body….

Commission passes bill granting excessive power to intel body   Parliament?s Internal Affairs Commission has shrugged off strong criticism from the public and opposition parties to pass a bill that would give the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) expanded powers after lengthy discussions on Feb. 23 Reports of widespread wiretapping make waves in Ankara   Up … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “8 emerging tech hubs…

Why you should pay attention to these 8 emerging tech hubs This post originally appeared on the TransferWise blog. TransferWise is the clever new way to transfer money between countries, from the people the people who built Skype and PayPal. A profile of Julian Assange, by his ghostwriter Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, 2011. Toby Melville/Reuters   Facebook … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Questions about the future of Ukraine…

5 Big Questions About the Future of Ukraine KIEV, Ukraine – History books will record the past week as the Ukraine‘s most significant, and tragic, since the end of Soviet rule. Behind the decadence of a Ukrainian president   With ousted President Viktor Yanukovich believed to be in hiding, protesters have flung open the gates to his … Read more