Turkey manages to be the top censoring country in Reddit, too! Reddit’s 2019 transparency report released

Here is the Reddit’s 2019 Transparency Report.

The journalists implied that state agencies were behind the hack as their accounts were compromised despite using SMS verification.

Sensitivity for environment and animal rights deemed ‘terrorist tendency’

Duvar English

“Heightened sensitivity towards environmental issues, animal rights and human rights violations” were listed as a quality found in people with terrorist tendencies in a seminar organized by the Izmir Police.

As part of a project called “We Are İzmir,” the police force has been holding seminars for public servants. On Feb. 20 a session was held by the Anti-Terror Branch, the BirGün daily reported.

In a presentation about how terrorist organizations gain members, “heightened sensitivity to environmental issues as well as animal and human rights violations” were listed as the usual characteristic of people with terrorist tendencies or of those “distanced from politics and close to anarchy.”

The absence of nationalist feelings and a globalist outlook were listed as being related to terrorist tendencies along with the lack religious faith, wanting to become an activist, being perceptive and spending time on social media.

Poll shows İmamoğlu as only candidate who could beat Erdoğan in election

Duvar English

Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu is the only potential candidate that could win against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in a potential presidential election, a January 2020 political survey by Bahçeşehir University’s Social Research Center revealed.

İmamoğlu was chosen by 41.4 percent of survey respondents while Erdoğan was chosen by 39.1 percent, daily Cumhuriyet reported.

When the 6.4 percent undecided answers were distributed to the other options, İmamoğlu’s popularity rate rose to 49.27 while Erdoğan’s remained at 44.34 percent.

Several politicians, lawyers, artists and journalists have criticized the detention warrant issued against arrested rights defender and businessperson Osman Kavala, for whom the court gave a verdict of acquittal and release in Gezi trial yesterday

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