#istanbul news roundup: “Who Are the #Istanbul10?


#ŞeyhmusÖzbekli is one of the #Istanbul10 who was arrested on July 5. Image tweeted by @aseem_trivedi.

A group of human rights defenders and information technology trainers detained in Turkey since July 5 continue to face jail time and legal harassment, due to accusations that they were “aiding a terrorist organization without being a member.”

Six of the defenders have been remanded in prison since July 18. The remaining four, who were released briefly last week on bail and on condition of judicial control, have since been arrested again. Nalan Erkem, İlknur Üstün, Nejat Tastan, and Seyhmus Ozbekli were taken back into police custody on July 22, joining the other rights defenders and trainers behind bars.

Making Room For Nature in Erdogan’s Istanbul

Istanbul’s population has risen from 1 million to 14 million since 1950. Its current construction boom is a trademark of Turkey’s ruling Justice and .

Injuries as hail stones as large as golf balls sweep Istanbul

A severe summer storm in Istanbul has left at least three people injured, with heavy rain, hail and strong winds knocking down trees and a stone wall …

Istanbul Biennial Announces 2017 Artist List

The Istanbul Biennial has announced the list of artists taking part in its 2017 edition, which opens September 16 and runs through November 12.

Turkish Islamists hold anti-Israel rally outside Istanbul synagogue

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