10 favorite Kebap places in İstanbul… Grand Bazaar haggling for survival… İstanbul news roundup…

  İstanbul Ocakbaşı Rehberi ve Şişin Kebabın Akıl Uçuran 14 Adresi ListeList by Engin Özer Kurtuluş Adana Ocakbaşı   Japanese art comes to Istanbul Japanese art of painting Sumi-e, which has a significant place in Far Eastern culture, has been brought to Turkey by SushiCo. Istanbul to host global energy regulation forum The sixth World Forum on Energy … Read more

Erdoğan likens himself to Britain’s Queen as Turkish government suspends metal workers’ strike in the name of NATIONAL SECURITY

Turkish President Erdoğan says UK is semi-presidency dominated by Queen In a bid to justify his support for a change to the political system in Turkey, President Erdoğan has suggested that the United Kingdom is run as a semi-presidential system in which the will of the Queen is dominant. Turkey’s Erdogan says he’s no sultan — but … Read more

Literati roundup: Orhan Pamuk looks at sources of inspiration for “The Museum of Innocence”

A look at the sources of inspiration behind “The Museum of Innocence” open Democracy News Analysis – by Orhan Pamuk In a famous article in the “Paris Review”, Hemingway made a list of the literary figures who had influenced him. When I decided to become an author, I was determined to make the same list.   ************** … Read more

As Facebook caves in, Turkey’s authoritarian march continues: “Specially authorized courts to be reintroduced

Zuckerberg’s free-speech rhetoric proves empty as Facebook censors Charlie … International Business Times UK “In comparison with Twitter and YouTube, Facebook cooperates with the Turkish authorities much better,” Yaman Akdeniz, a professor in cyberlaw at Bilgi University in Istambul, told the New York Times. “Therefore it’s not surprising that Facebook . Facebook Caves to Turkish Government … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Europe’s Jihadi Generation… “The middle-class voters who can’t resist Marx…

MAIN FOCUS: Syriza forms coalition with right-wing party | 27/01/2015 euro|topics Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras was sworn in as new Greek prime minister on Monday, just 21 hours after the voting booths closed, to lead a coalition with the Eurosceptic and right-wing populist Independent Greeks party. The impoverished middle classes have brought this unusual alliance to … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The Pirate Bay Is Back Online! [But it might be a trap…]

The Pirate Bay Is Back Online!  TorrentFreak Early December The Pirate Bay was raided at the Nacka station, a nuclear-proof data center built into a mountain complex near Stockholm.   The Pirate Bay returns from the dead, comes back online  The Next Web by Owen Williams Following a raid on a Swedish data center late last year, … Read more

Journalism agenda: BBC report on the Future of News…

Future of News: News v Noise In this digital age where information inequality is growing, the news industry is having to rethink the way it will keep everyone informed. Continue reading the main story By the BBC’s director of news and current affairs, James Harding. The war on leaks has gone way too far when … Read more

The 2nd day of 15K Metal Workers… #MetalİscisiGrevde #MetaldeGrevVar

Turkish metal workers begin strike for better wages A group of metal workers began a strike on Jan. 29 around Turkey to protest poor wages in the sector and demand a better collective bargaining agreement with employers in the industry. Another group of metal workers are also planning to go on strike Feb. 19, increasing the … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: reddit’s first transparency report….

  Meet Vivaldi, a new browser from the former CEO of Opera  The Next Web by Owen Williams Hot on the heels of Microsoft announcing its newest browser, Project Spartan, we’ve got another brand new contender in the browser wars: Vivaldi. Twitter Can Predict Heart Disease, Says Study  All Facebook by Shea Bennett A new study has … Read more

Turkey’s $7.9 Billion Money Vanished “mysteriously” while Presidential system tops AKP’s election campaign…

Turkey’s $7.9 Billion Mystery Money That’s Simply Vanished Bloomberg – Onur Ant – Jan 28, 9:18 PM – Something bizarre is happening on Turkey’s accounting books, and nobody’s quite sure why. Turkey attracted $7.9 billion of income from unexplained sources during the first eight months of 2014, compared to an outflow of $90 million during … Read more

Filiz Taylan Yüzak (@ftaylanyuzak): Üçüncü Sayfaya Hayır Diyelim!

Üçüncü Sayfaya Hayır Diyelim! Ne zamandır İngiltere’de medyadan bahsedememiştim. Geçen gün favori dergilerimden Stylist’te gördüğüm bir makalenin üzerine bu konuyu yazmak istedim. Lucy Foster imzalı, üçüncü sayfa konulu makaleyi buradan okuyabilirsiniz. İngiltere’de de üçüncü sayfa kavramı var, ama bizdekinden farklı. Buradaki bulvar gazetelerinin üçüncü sayfalarında bizdeki gibi iç karartıcı cinayetler ve kazalar değil, yarı çıplak genç kadınlar yer alıyor. Aynı … Read more

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