Turkcell, Turkey’s major mobile operator, proves itself as an exploit for AKP elites, chases after 100 critical tweets…

100 Twitter messages have been blocked upon complaint of Tukcell which has been criticized for sustaining its support to Ensar Foundation.

In other news

The justice minister revealed that 1,845 cases of insult crimes had been opened since August 2014, a reflection of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authoritarian leadership style.
Extra 3 moderator Ehring whose satiric song “Erdowie, Erdowo, Erdowahn” making fun of Erdoğan led German Ambassador to be summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has now represented Erdoğan’s advisor…

Families return to ruined Turkish city

Residents return to a Turkish city after fighting between the government and the PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) left many homes destroyed.
warontherocks.com – Aaron Stein – Apr 5, 8:40 PM

The Islamic State’s attacks in Paris and Belgium have demonstrated key vulnerabilities in European law enforcement and intelligence agencies. For several years, members of the Europe-based Islamic State network responsible for the attacks had moved

Davutoğlu: I Am Against Holding Academics Arrested Pending Trial

Prime Minister Davutoğlu has stated that he had no negative opinion of Assist. Prof. Dr. Esra Mungan implying that she had also taken a stand against the headscarf ban.

Turkish teacher seeks retirement to avoid sexual assault probe

A high school Qur’an teacher who is being tried for sexually abusing 11 students and a parent has demanded his retirement in order to avoid an administrative investigation and maintain his retirement rights
Summary of proceedings has been prepared by Ankara Chief Public Prosecution on CHP Chairperson Kılıçdaroğlu for insulting President Erdoğan

CCTV shows attack on police bus in Turkey – video

Amateur footage provided by the DHA news agency appears to show two women firing shots and throwing a grenade at a bus carrying riot police in Istanbul on Thursday. According to local media, the pair were later killed in a standoff with officers.

According to the bianet’s Male Violence Monitoring Report, 26% of the women have been murdered for wanting to divorce/break up, 8% for rejecting relationship offer. One out of every four murders have been committed on the street.
A study focusing on gender roles and the status of women in Turkish society has revealed that a majority of Turkish women have never held a job and are not looking for employment
Two female militants were killed in an operation launched after an attack on a riot police station in Istanbul’s Bayrampaşa district early on March 3. Click for a selection of pictures from the operation

Women Rewrite Vikipedi*

Women are assembling in İstanbul on March 5, in Ankara on March 7 and update information on Vikipedi from the perspective of social gender equality.
A “great reconstruction” effort is set to begin for homes and other buildings damaged in clashes between security forces and militants from the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern district of Silopi, Turkey’s prime minister has said
A total of 43 people have been evacuated from various neighborhoods in the Sur district of southeastern Diyarbakır province in the last 24 hours amid ongoing counterterror operations against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 3

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