‘Some’ Turkish citizens react to call for support by the PM by burning dollars…

We will beat US dollar with support of citizens: Turkish PM Turkey will overcome steep fluctuations in foreign exchange rates with the support of its citizens, as the foundations of the Turkish economy are strong and the Central Bank has taken precautions to maintain price stability, PM Yıldırım said

Erdoğan’s latest remarks on Turkish military operations in Syria confuses Russians…

Turkey entered Syria to end al-Assad’s rule: President Erdoğan President Erdoğan admits that Turkey crossed into Syria to get rid of President Bashar al-Assad having previously highlighted the fight against ISIL Erdoğan’s remarks on Turkish operation ‘to end al-Assad rule’ to be discussed during Lavrov visit  President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s recent assertion that the Turkish military operation … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Internet trust at all time low” acc. to Internet Society report…

Internet trust at all time low; not enough being done to protect data, says Internet Society report Internet Society – News Headlines by Allesandra.Desantillana Language English Date: Wed, 11/23/2016 Five step approach identified to address data breaches and increase online trust  [London, UK – 23 November 2016] – The Internet Society has today released the findings … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Commission won’t call Castro a dictator…”French primaries…

Commission won’t call Castro a dictator  EUobserver.com – Headline News The EU executive says that a statement decribing the former Cuban leader as a “hero for many” is balanced and suggests that the use of the word dictator by a commissioner doesn’t reflect its position. France’s next President could be an Islamophobic “Thatcherite” who wants to dismantle … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Tahir Elçi remembered…

Killing of Diyarbakır bar head Tahir Elçi becoming unsolved murder, widow says The killing of Tahir Elçi, the Diyarbakır Bar Association head who was killed in an armed clash in November 2015 in Diyarbakır, is becoming an unsolved murder, his wife has said, as she commemorated the first year of her husband’s death. Only Power Rules: Turkey After … Read more

Digitizing old photos with Google’s new app: PhotoScan

Google now wants our oldest photos that remain in old family photo albums. Newly released mobile app PhotoScan helps you to do that. Of course, I have scanned the oldest photos and Google totally owns me now:)  

As Post-Truth is the 2016 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, other “Top Trending Words and Phrases of 2016

Post-Truth is the 2016 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year Writerswrite.com’s Writer’s Blog Post-Truth is the 2016 Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year Top Trending Words and Phrases of 2016, Thus Far: Bigly, Brexit & Non-binary  The Global Language Monitor Top Trending Words and Phrases of 2016, Thus Far: Bigly, Brexit & Non-binary AUSTIN, Texas July 15-17, … Read more

Istanbul news roundup: “Madame Tussauds to open in Istanbul (@mt_istanbul)

Here is the website: https://www.madametussauds.com/istanbul/en/ Madame Tussauds to open in Istanbul   The Madame Tussauds Museum, home to many wax sculptures of celebrities and one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the world, has opened a new branch in Istanbul Shapeless’ creatures at Istanbul exhibition ‘Shapeless Mass,’ a solo exhibition featuring ‘incomplete, formless and imperfect’ figures can be … Read more

Journalism agenda: “Some Fake News Publishers happen to be Donald Trump’s Cronies…

Some Fake News Publishers Just Happen to Be Donald Trump’s Cronies  The Intercept by Lee Fang The extraordinary phenomenon of fake news spread by Facebook and other social media during the 2016 presidential election has been largely portrayed as a lucky break for Donald Trump. By that reckoning, entrepreneurial Macedonian teenagers, opportunists in Tbilisiand California millennials have exploited … Read more

Anthro roundup: The populist battle over a Christmas figure in the Netherlands…

More thoughts from the Archaeology Division of the AAA- Publications, Blogging, and Making Conversations Count Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology by Jane Baxter Lynne Goldstein is a Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the Campus Archaeology Program at Michigan State University. She is the outgoing Publications Director for the Archaeology Division of the AAA. … Read more

BBC Turkish says reporter, Hatice Kamer, freed in southeast Turkey

BBC Turkish says reporter freed in southeast Turkey Turkish authorities on Nov. 27 freed a reporter for the BBC’s Turkish language service in the southeast of the country after holding her for a day without explanation, the broadcaster said Turkey detains BBC journalist reporting on mine disaster World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Staff and agencies Hatice … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Digital Security Tips for Protesters

  Digital Security Tips for Protesters EFF.org Updates by Bill Budington After the election, individuals took to the streets across the country to express their outrage and disappointment at the result of the U.S. presidential election. Many protesters may not be aware of the unfortunate fact that exercising their First Amendment rights may open themselves up … Read more

In a rarely allowed rally last night, Women in Istanbul marched for the international day for the elimination of violence against women….

PHOTO: Women in Istanbul march for the international day for the elimination of violence against women. https://twitter.com/TurkeyUntold/status/802226856477032448 1,134 women murdered in Turkey in five years At least 1,134 women have been murdered in Turkey in the past five years, according to a website that keep tracks of femicides. The “kadincinayetleri.org” website counts the femicides that have … Read more

Representative Democracy- Turkish style…

This image is from yesterday’s Turkish Parliament. Images on the chairs belong to pro-Kurdish HDP deputies who are in jail at the moment… An itibariyle meclis grubumuz… pic.twitter.com/akiXuak26j — Ziya Pir (@ziyapir) November 25, 2016   To Which Municipalities Have Trustees Been Appointed? Which Mayors Arrested? Bianet :: English Since September 11 trustees have been appointed to … Read more

Cengiz Aktar (@AktarCengiz): “AB’ye giden ince uzun yolun sonu

Bu yazı ilk olarak Birikim’de yayınlandı. Yazarın izniyle burada da yayınlanıyor.                                                  AB’ye giden ince uzun yolun sonu   Türkiye Avrupa Birliği’nin (AB) genişleme tarihinde benzeri olmayan bir üye adayı. 1959’daki ilk temas sonrasında yarım yüzyılı … Read more