Erdoğan meddles with coalition talks, demands early elections, says his only concern is Presidency- no Islam…

Early election needed if coalition talks fail: Erdoğan President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has signaled the possibility of a snap election, noting that the country will need to go to the polls once more if ongoing coalition talks do not bear fruit Turkey’s Erdoğan says his only concern is Islam, takes jab at atheists Turkish President Recep Tayyip … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The Crypto Wars Have Gone Global

The Crypto Wars Have Gone Global Updates Recently, Congress heard testimony about whether or not backdoors should be introduced into encryption technologies, a technically problematic proposal that would fundamentally weaken the security of the Internet, according to a recent report written by eleven of the world’s leading cryptographers. But while Congress is reliving these debates … Read more

Erdoğan could not become a president and thus declared the end of peace process, but he might not be the only player in AKP… Let’s see..

Kurdish leader Demirtaş reveals details of peace process The gov’t’s refusal to provide legal guarantees for the PKK’s withdrawal, coupled with the construction of military fortresses, effectively ended the cease-fire, HDP co-chair says MAIN FOCUS: Turkey convenes Nato meeting | 28/07/2015 euro|topics At the request of Ankara Nato members will meet today, Tuesday, to discuss Turkey’s conflicts … Read more

Filiz Taylan Yüzak (@ftaylanyuzak): Tarihten Bir Yaprak: Londra Siyah-Beyaz…

Tarihten Bir Yaprak: Londra Siyah-Beyaz… 2012’de Tate Britain adlı Londra müzesinde düzenlenen “Another London” (Başka bir Londra) sergisi, 1930 ve 1980 ylları arasında yabancı fotoğrafçıların kentte çektiği fotoğraflara odaklanmıştı. Bunlardan bazılarına müzenin yayımladığı dergide hikayeleriyle birlikte rastlayınca, ilginç bulduklarımı blogumda da paylaşmak istedim. Beni etkileyen ve şu anki Londra’dan çok uzak gibi görünen aşağıdaki fotoğraf, 1977 tarihli “Street … Read more

11 sivil toplum kuruluşunun Hacking Team olayı hk bildirisi

Casus Yazılım Kullanmak Anayasal  Suçtur! 5 Temmuz 2015 tarihinde İtalya yazılım şirketi Hacking Team’in kirli  dosyaları 400 gigabytelık veri ortalığa saçıldı. Belgeler, şirketin çeşitli devletlere kullanıcı bilgisayarlara erişen casus  yazılım sattığını belgeliyordu. Belgelere göre Hacking Team’in aktif müşterileri arasında 21/06/2011 tarihinden bu yana şirketin RCS (Remote Control System – Uzaktan Kontrol Sistemi) yazılımını kullanan Emniyet … Read more

Whatever happens, uglification of İstanbul continues: “Construction of controversial prayer room in Istanbul’s Rumeli Fortress completed- İstanbul news roundup…

Construction of controversial prayer room in Istanbul’s Rumeli Fortress completed The construction of a controversial prayer room inside Istanbul’s Rumeli Fortress has been completed amid a long-running dispute between Turkish architects and art historians Art project aims to illuminate Istanbul A major new art installation project in Turkey’s largest city will “draw attention to Istanbul from all … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Lessons from the Digital Classroom

Lessons from the Digital Classroom MIT Technology Review Technologists and venture capitalists are betting that the data online learning generates will reshape education.   Hacking Team Leak Shows How Secretive Zero-Day Exploit Sales Work Wired Top Stories by Kim Zetter It was not easy for Hacking Team to buy zero-day exploits to sell to governments.   Once again: … Read more

Cengiz Aktar: Başkomutan Erdoğan’ın gazası

Başkomutan Erdoğan’ın gazası Ya da hezimeti… Memleket, bölge ülke ve halkları, diğer ülkeler ve uluslararası toplum yaz sıcağını cehenneme çevirmekte olan Erdoğan Türkiyesini izliyor. Biçare ya da lakayt…   Muktedir döndü dolaştı, 2012’ye ve oradan 150 yıllık savaş diline geri gitti. Ateşkes yani pamuk ipliğinden ibaret “çözüm süreci” verdiği talimatla bitirildi. Emrindeki örgüt (AKP) tek … Read more

How not to form a coalition. A timeline by @JamesinTurkey

Timeline: Turkey’s coalition government talks, 2015 In other news: Top court says law banning tutoring centers violates right to education, private enterprise Hurriyet Daily News Turkey’s top court has declared the closing of private tutoring centers, known as “dershanes,” were a restraint on the right to education and would leave the private enterprise unprotected, thus making … Read more

“NATO calls emergency meeting at Turkey’s request… Let’s see how Turkey will explain its position…

Turkish PM: No troops into Syria BBC News | Europe | World Edition Turkey says it has no plans to send ground troops into Syria to fight the Islamic State (IS) group, as it continues air strikes on IS positions. Turkish court approves blocking of Kurdish websites An Ankara Criminal Court of Peace has approved a decision … Read more

Literati roundup: “Map of literary road trips

Map of literary road trips  FlowingData » Visualization by Nathan Yau Ever wanted to follow in the footsteps of a famous writer or literary character in their journey across the country? Well now you can. Richard Kreitner for Atlas Obscura hand-cataloged the road trips — more than 1,500 entries — from twelve works of literature and … Read more

Journalism agenda: “Majority of Journalists Wouldn’t Be Able to Function Without Social Media”

Report Finds Majority of Journalists Wouldn’t Be Able to Function Without Social Media  Social Media Today by Andrew Hutchinson Study: Journalists Increasingly Rely on Social for News  Social Media Today by Carianne King A recent survey by Oglivy PR revealed social media’s role in the increasingly dynamic landscape of modern media communications. Co-operatives: redefining local journalism?  open Democracy News Analysis – by Alon … Read more

After the IS attack, in a strange twist, Turkish state focuses on Kurdish and Leftist targets, blocks Kurdish websites, Twitter and Facebook slowed down…

Turkey blocks Kurdish websites, Twitter and Facebook slowed down Turkey has blocked a number of Kurdish news websites as many users complained that they had difficulty in accessing Twitter and Facebook, too Turkish warplanes bomb PKK stronghold in northern Iraq Turkish warplanes launched attacks on camps of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in northern Iraq late … Read more

In sum: Killing the leftist militant; Gentle with the ISIS suspect…

Senior ISIL leader detained in Istanbul operations A senior Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leader based in Istanbul was among those detained in a series of sweeping police operations, according to Anadolu Agency One killed, over 290 detained as Turkish police raid suspected ISIL, PKK militants Backed up by helicopters, thousands of police officers … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Pirates of the European Union

Pirates of the European Union  open Democracy News Analysis – by Louise Olsson Only when we approach gender equality mainstreaming in a more strategic way can we claim that gender equality is a fundamental principle of European Union Common Security and Defence Policy missions. MAIN FOCUS: Hollande wants a government for the Eurozone | 21/07/2015 euro|topics Against … Read more

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