We are organizing an election watch program hosted by Public Relations and Corporate Communication MA program in İstanbul Bilgi University. Facebook event page here. Event photos and relevant stuff will be posted there.
Citizens are invited to socialize and watch the game together.
In the mean time, a group of my students producing special coverage at SosyalKafa.net
I and some of friends will be mapping election irregularities here.
Citizen journalism collective, Dokuz8Haber editors will be also here. They plan to provide live Youtube broadcasting.
I will probably post more online sources and news through my Twitter account.
A series of terrorist attacks have left country divided over which party is best placed to solve internecine issues
Earlier this month, Imran Kurt, a 22-year-old university student and activist, was preparing to take part in a peace rally in Ankara whenan explosion sent a tremor through the group. Seconds later, another hit.
“When I raised my head, I saw bodies on the floor,” says Kurt. “Our bodies were covered in blood and pieces of flesh and we ran away for 50 metres. Then I ran back to look for my mother who was with me.” She was alive, inspecting the bodies around her, looking to see if her son was among those who perished. “When she saw me she started crying,” he says.
More than 10 years of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocratic government could end in election that was called when party lost majority in June
Turkish voters are going to the polls in parliamentary elections that could end more than a decade of single-party rule by the Justice and Development party (AKP).
On 1 November, Turkey will re-run its general election, as political parties, namely the Justice and Development Party (AKP), have been unable to form a coalition government since the general election in June.
Turkey’s election on Sunday (1 November) could mark a turning point in relations with the European Union, either bolstering President Tayyip Erdogan’s bid to accumulate more power or putting a check on a leader many in Europe accuse of creeping authoritarianism.
Weary of fretting about the upcoming Turkish election, the terrible things that could happen between now and then, and the uncertainty of what might happen afterwards? Me too. Let’s try to have a laugh about it instead, at least for a moment.
During the last election, all the way back in June, the ruling party plastered the country with billboards proclaiming “The others talk, AK Party does” (Onlar konuşur, Ak Parti yapar). Which, of course, left the question of “does what?” open to Internet jokesters to fill in:
When I arrived in Istanbul five years ago, Turkey was a beacon of hope for the troubled Middle East. I had been posted here by The Wall Street Journal to chronicle one of the world’s fastest-growing economies and the Muslim world’s biggest success
ISTANBUL—This week, riot police stormed a media building in the heart of Istanbul, reminding the world –- yet again –- of the perilous situation facing journalists in Turkey where press freedom has been steadily eroding
Hours after a hotly-contested game between the Trabzonspor and Gaziantep football clubs in Turkey ended 2-2, Trabzonspor President Ibrahim Hacıosmanoğlu found himself defending his controversial decision to kidnap the match officials, a move so extreme that it precipitated a personal intervention by Turkey’s head of state.
Air of resignation in Turkish city ahead of national elections, as pro-Kurdish HDP, whose rallies have been bombed, tell of police harassment