Life in Turkey (roundup): “Turkey ranks 55th ‘best place to be a girl’”

Turkey has ranked 55th out of 144 countries in a new study on the well-being of girls in 144 countries around the world, with lack of women’s public representation being the most pressing issue the country faces, followed by child marriage.
Ahead of its appearance in Turkish, graphic novelist Özge Samancı speaks to the Hürriyet Daily News about her book ‘Dare to Disappoint: Growing up in Turkey’
The number of people engaged in prostitution in Turkey is estimated to be over 100,000, with an annual market value of around $4 billion, according to Professor Ayşegül Akbay, a public health expert at Ankara University.

Kuşköy local. Screenshot taken from Eurasianet video.

The following is a photo and audio partner post from written by Alexander Christie-Miller. Republished with permission. Follow link for photo and audio. 

Following the announcement that the Green Road construction has begun at Yukarı Kavron, 11 of the life defenders going to the area have been taken into custody in Rize.

Github, OneDrive, Dropbox Blocked In Turkey To Kill Email Leaks
Turkey is notoriously known for blocking Internet services, with an aim of controlling what citizens can read about its government online. A few months ago, the country blocked WikiLeaks after a leak of emails from Turkey’s ruling political party. Then
Google Drive, Dropbox, Github Blocked in TurkeyiTech Post
Turkey reportedly blocks Google Drive, Dropbox, GitHubThe Next Web

Interview: RedHack, the Hacktivists Who Forced Turkey to Censor the Cloud
The Daily Dot
In their 20 years of operation, the hacktivist group RedHack has pulled off many high-profile breaches, such as leaking documents from Turkish National Police, penetrating the Turkish army’s Commando Brigade, wiping out electricity bills in protest of


Turkey reportedly blocked cloud storage services including Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft’s OneDrive, as well as code hosting service GitHub on Saturday, according to Turkey Blocks. The government is believed to have done so in a bid to suppress the leak of emails belonging to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak, who is the son-in-law of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The move to block these services, reported by censorship monitoring group Turkey Blocks, is likely a means to stop people from hosting the email dumps on their accounts and making it more widely available. The 17GB leak,…
Some 40,000 people in total have been denounced to police in Ankara as followers of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen since the failed coup attempt of July 15
The Turkish parliament has approved Oct. 11 the extension of the state of emergency by three months, which was decided after the July 15 failed coup attempt
Imam Hasan Taştan, who reportedly has went into a depression upon his teacher son getting arrested as a part of the FETÖ investigation, has committed suicide.

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