A few honorable dailies against the dark side.. Citizens use guerrilla advertising tactics using opposition dailies in subways etc…

A few dailies in opposition spared their first pages for the war plans Turkish leaders had. Citizens leave these papers in subways, cafes etc, to disseminate news… 

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In the mean time the dailies of the dark side below target their colleagues and blame them being traitors. 

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And some dispatches: 

Turkey and Twitter: major authors join PEN International appeal end to ban

World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk

Letter from Zadie Smith, Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk, Salman Rushdie and other writers says Turkey’s social media ban is an ‘unacceptable violation of the right to freedom of speech’

Erdogan, Israel and the upcoming Turkish municipal elections

Jerusalem Post

Few argue with an evaluation attributed to Israel’s envoy to Turkey Gabby Levy in 2009, and written in a US cable revealed by Wikileaks. ?He’s a fundamentalist,? Levy was quoted as saying. ?He hates us religiously, and his hatred is spreading.? Erdogan


High-Level Leaks Rattle Turkey Officials

NYT > Turkey by By TIM ARANGO

A recording was posted on YouTube in which officials were heard discussing a plot to establish a justification for military strikes in Syria

US, EU officials react to Turkey’s YouTube ban

Hurriyet Daily News

U.S. and EU officials have reacted to the Turkish government’s move to block access to YouTube, too

Why freedom of expression is under threat in Turkey

World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk

We are writers from around the world who love, live and breathe words. We are united in our belief that freedom of expression is a universal and fundamental human right. We are gravely concerned about “the freedom of words” in Turkey. We connect both within and across borders through words, written and spoken. A free exchange of ideas is essential for democracy, as well as for creativity, empathy and tolerance. As revealed in a Pen report on last year’s protests,Turkey has many freedom of expression issues, from criminal defamation to self-censorship within the mainstream media, to police violence against journalists and a narrowing of freedom of expression on the internet.


US senators introduce resolution condemning Turkey for Twitter, YouTube ban

Hurriyet Daily News

‘PM Erdoğan is defying an order from his very own courts,’ the resolution said

Turkey?s top defense procurement chief removed from office

Hurriyet Daily News

Bayar was Turkey?s longest-serving official overseeing multibillion-dollar programs


Despite ‘Outrage’ Over Twitter Ban, Turks Hold Off on Street Protests

Mashable! by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai  /


Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan shut down another social network on Thursday, blocking access to YouTube just a week after banning Twitter. And, despite a history of public demonstrations, Turkish people have yet to take to the streets en masse

Medical report denied to woman who suffered miscarriage after police beating

Hurriyet Daily News

The victim is still waiting for the official medical report from forensics almost 3.5 years after the incident

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Crises and Elections: What are the Consequences for Turkey?s EU Bid?

GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 13, March 2014,5 p. by Eduard Soler i Lecha * The economic crisis in Europe and the political tension in Turkey are bad news for Turkey-EU relations. The EU crisis has weakened Turkey?s traditional allies, made European public opinion more reluctant to enlarging the EU further, deteriorated the


La Syrie s?invite dans les élections turques

Le Figaro (France) no. 21658, mardi 25 mars 2014, p. 11 Laure Marchand, Istanbul En campagne pour les municipales, le parti turc au pouvoir, englué dans les scandales, adopte des postures guerrières face au régime de Damas. Scrutin. La guerre en Syrie s?invite brutalement dans la campagne électorale turque. Elle se matérialise par une longue [

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