“Campaign to Act in Solidarity With Aslı Erdoğan…

 Arrested Özgür Gündem daily Publishing Consultant Board member, novelist and columnist Aslı Erdoğan has noted that she had not been given her medication in the prison and was being held in a solitary confinement cell. Her attorneys have objected to her arrest.
In the campaign launched on social media to act in solidarity with arrested novelist Aslı Erdoğan, many well-known figures are expressing their support with their photos carrying banners reading “None of us are outside if Aslı Erdoğan is inside”.
Prize-winning novelist Aslı Erdoğan, who was arrested over alleged links to the outlawed PKK on Aug. 20, has said she is being treated in a way that will leave “permanent physical damage” in the prison she serves in Istanbul’s Bakırköy

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Stop the press: Turkey’s crackdown on its media goes into overdrive

Since the attempted coup, the government has ordered more than a hundred outlets to close and arrested 48 journalists

Turkey has intensified its crackdown on the media since last month’s attempted coup, with rights groups decrying a wave of decrees that have turned the country into the world leader in locking up journalists.

The Justice Ministry has rejected claims by award-winning Turkish novelist Aslı Erdoğan that she has been mistreated in prison, after she was arrested over alleged links to the outlawed PKK
dailydot.com – Aug 27, 3:54 PM

Turkey blocked access to three social media sites for seven hours on Thursday. On the night of Aug. 25, at 11:07pm local time, Turkish ISPs started throttling access to Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube: Confirmed: Twitter, Facebook & YouTube blocked

Elements in the Turkish military with ties to the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETO) worked to stall Turkey’s operation in the northern Syrian city of Jarablus for over two years, a senior official has told the Hurriyet Daily News
A car bomb claimed by Kurdish militants hits a police checkpoint in Cizre, south-east Turkey, killing 11 policemen and wounding 78.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has declared total war against terrorism, in the wake of a recent terror attack carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the southeastern city of Cizre, saying the nation would “bear their pain and continue to fight against terror.”

Aerial footage of the burning wreckage of buildings following the bombing of a police checkpoint in Cizre, a town close to Turkey’s borders with Syria and Iraq. Kurdish rebels were behind the blast, according to Turkey’s state-run news agency Anadolu


Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has slammed German news magazine Der Spiegel over a report suggesting that Ankara was equally targeting the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in the military operation launched against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) jihadist group
The bomb-laden vehicle suicide attack by outlawed the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) which killed 11 police officers and wounded 78 people in the Cizre district of the southeastern province of Şırnak was condemned by foreign diplomats and countries on Aug. 26, both through social media and in official statements
Tanks and Syrian rebels continue to make gains against ISIL, as US-backed Kurds follow Washington’s demands to retreat.

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Turkey: Erdogans Gamble, 2015. Lefteris Pitarakis /Press Association. All rights reserved.Mahmood Delkhasteh (MD): Is there any difference between the 14 July coup and previous coups in Turkey?

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has expelled four of its district mayors over suspected links to the movement of U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, said to be behind last month’s failed coup attempt

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