#Ferguson roundup. White cop, black boy hug at Portland..

White cop, black boy hug at Portland rally for Ferguson: story behind striking photo Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin This striking photo by Portland-based photographer Johnny Nguyen is one of the most memorable to emerge from protests around the country. Read the rest Ferguson protests at retail stores bring new meaning to Black Friday In Ferguson, Missouri, protests … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Elysee shakeup over Hollande photos…”Swiss ‘reject immigration curbs’

  Elysee shakeup over Hollande photos  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Five members of the French president’s staff are reassigned as police investigate photos taken of Francois Hollande with an actress inside the Elysee Palace. Cameron’s speech: The response (so far) from around Europe  Open Europe blog The big speech has been delivered – you … Read more

Turkish Constitutional Court working on 10 percent election threshold… Turkey’s Science Minister declares Muslims discovered Earth… Dispatches from Turkey…

Turkish Constitutional Court working on 10 percent election threshold Turkey’s Constitutional Court is considering applications that call for lifting the 10 percent threshold in the Turkish election system, according to Constitutional Court head Haşim Kılıç. Muslims discovered Earth is round, Turkey’s Science Minister says After President Erdoğan’s ‘Muslims discovered America’ claim, a Turkish minister raises the ante … Read more

Turkish government’s anxiety with Today’s Zaman editor. His Twitter account (@csagir2014) withheld again…


Congrats Turkey (!) Isis launches attack on #Kobani from inside Turkey for first time

Isis launches attack on Kobani from inside Turkey for first time World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk Assault by Islamic State militants reportedly began with suicide attack on border between Turkey and strategic Syrian town Islamic State (Isis) has launched an attack on the Syrian border town of Kobani from Turkey for the first time, a Kurdish … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “EU Parliament takes Google to task… “Finland Becomes an Unlikely Battleground for Same-Sex Marriage Debate

MAIN FOCUS: EU Parliament takes Google to task | 28/11/2014 euro|topics The European Parliament voted on Thursday in a non-binding resolution to separate Internet companies’ search engine business from other commericial activities. This could lead to Google being split up. Some commentators praise the Parliament for countering Google’s abuse of its market dominance. Others call for … Read more

Pope Francis visits Blue Mosque…. İstanbul news roundup…

Pope in Istanbul ‘silent adoration’  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Pope Francis stands in “silent adoration” in Istanbul’s Blue Mosque alongside the city’s top Muslim cleric, on the second day of his Turkey visit. VIDEO: Pope Francis visits Blue Mosque  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Mark Lowen reports from Istanbul in Turkey on … Read more

Pope call to combat fanaticism, Erdoğan slams Islamophobia, ISIL…

LIVE: Pope Francis becomes first foreign guest of Erdoğan at presidential palace Pope Francis has arrived in Turkey for a three-day visit that many are billing as an opportunity to increase dialogue between the Muslim and Christian worlds at a time of increased religious tension. Pope call to combat fanaticism  BBC News | Europe | World Edition … Read more

Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate slams social media while “Turkish Foreign Ministry declares itself ‘global leader’ in Twitter followers

Turkish Foreign Ministry declares itself ‘global leader’ in Twitter followers Hurriyet Daily News The declaration comes months after Turkey banned Twitter Istanbul’s Friday sermon focuses on lies, gossip via technological devices The Religious Affairs Directorate regrets the appearance of ‘a lie and gossip sector’

Cengiz Aktar: Papa neden ve kime geliyor [Cuma Notları]

Papa neden ve kime geliyor Ekümenik Patrik Bartholomeos’a geliyor. İsa Aleyhisselamın havarisi, MS. 31 yılında İstanbul Kilisesi’nin kurucusu ve Roma Kilisesi yani Katolik Kilisesini kuran Aziz Petrus’un ağabeyi bilinen Aziz Andreas’ın yortusu 30 kasımdır. 1967’den beri her yeni seçilen Papa Patrik tarafından davet edilir ve iki kilise yortuyu İstanbul’da birlikte kutlar. Ancak iktidar yıllardır “Fener … Read more

As the Pope about the legitimize Erdoğan’s palace, “Turkey’s former EU Minister Bağış admits receiving gifts from key graft probe suspect

Turkey’s former EU Minister Bağış admits receiving gifts from key graft probe suspect Former EU Minister Bağış has admitted receiving gifts including ‘chocolate, shirts and ties’ from Iranian-Azeri businessman Reza Zarrab and said he helped some of Zarrab’s friends receive visas Egemen Bağış: Gift is A Turkish Tradition  Bianet :: English Former EU Minister Egemen Bağış testified … Read more

The Pope visits Turkey, Turkish Nationalist leader Bahçeli visits Dersim (Tunceli)

Pope Francis set for Turkey visit  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Pope Francis is set to visit Turkey for what is being billed as a historic trip to help interfaith dialogue in the country. Pope set to visit Turkey under security clampdown Pope Francis is set to visit Turkey to meet with top officials and … Read more

The President Who Ate Turkey… Dispatches from Turkey…

The President Who Ate Turkey POLITICO – Steven A. Cook – Without fail every year, starting around November 10, my #Turkey Twitter feed is jammed with not just the latest news from Ankara and Istanbul, but also Auntie Jean’s turkey recipe and suggestions about how to deep fry the bird without blowing up… Foreigners don’t like … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Juncker presents investment plan…Pope’s Haggard Europe…

  VIDEO: Pope claims Europe appears ‘elderly’ BBC News | Europe | World Edition Pope Francis warns that the world sees Europe as “somewhat elderly and haggard” during a speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Pope complains of ‘haggard’ Europe  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Pope Francis warns that Europe appears “somewhat elderly” and … Read more

#Ferguson Anthropologists [also] Speak Out

Ferguson: Anthropologists Speak Out  Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology by Carole McGranahan Race and injustice and anger and fear. All of these and more in the wake of the grand jury decision in the police killing of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. What do anthropology and anthropologists have to say about all of this? … Read more