EFD Rights Watch: “Netflix feels the heat in Turkey- “Netflix removes Designated Survivor episode in Turkey after media watchdog demand

 

Netflix has removed an episode of “Designated Survivor,” in which a fictitious Turkish president is portrayed as a villain, from its service in Turkey following a demand by the Radio and Television High Council (RTÜK).

 

Reuters – May 4, 5:00 AM

Thousands of Turkey’s judges and prosecutors have been sacked or jailed as Erdogan’s government wields the judiciary against its opponents. They have been replaced by loyal and inexperienced newcomers, some in their 20s, plunging the courts into


Amnesty International – May 1, 2:39 PM

The COVID-19 crisis has added a new layer to the crackdown on media freedom in Turkey with journalists being targeted across the country under the guise of combating misinformation, said Amnesty International ahead of World Press Freedom Day. On

A Motorcycle-Riding Leftist Feminist Is Coming for Erdogan

Istanbul’s affable new mayor, Ekrem Imamoglu, received the greatest share of attention and credit. But few in the international media took notice of the
Human Rights Watch – Apr 28, 9:00 PM

(Istanbul, April 29, 2020) – Turkish authorities should urgently carry out an effective investigation into credible testimony from a man in pretrial detention that state agents forcibly disappeared him for nine months and tortured him, Human

Turkey’s Journalists’ Union depicts grim picture in report on World Press Freedom Day

Journalists’ Union of Turkey (TGS) has depicted a grim picture with a special report that was published on World Press

The year: 1998. The setting: a high school in Istanbul. A motley crew of teenage misfits are brought together by fate. If they don’t ban together to hook up their favorite teacher Miss Burcu with the handsome basketball coach, their tyrannical principal will finally kick them out of school for their unruly misbehavior. As the students’ grand plan to make Burcu fall in love and stay at the school becomes increasingly complicated, the group learns important lessons about friendship and loyalty.

openDemocracy – Apr 28

It is clear that Turkey’s Kurds can expect no respite during the coronavirus public health crisis. The Turkish government passed a bill last week to release some 90,000 inmates, including mob bosses, racketeers, and looters, to reduce the risk of a

A recent poll revealed that the coalition between the ruling People’s Alliance between Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is no longer able to rally 51 percent of votes, the number needed to establish a government in Turkey.

The recent poll by private data analysts Istanbul Economy Research revealed AKP to receive 35.8 percent of votes, and the MHP to have 12.2 percent backing.

How Turkey conquered Sweden

During the 2008 financial crisis, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gambled and publicly declared that Turkey would “turn this crisis into an opportunity.” This paid off politically: the crisis didn’t hit Turkey hard, and Erdoğan affirmed his status as a proud and capable leader able to save the nation from the recklessness of Western financial speculators.
Duvar English

Two academics from the Social Sciences University of Ankara (Ankara Sosyal Bilimler Üniversitesi, ASBÜ) have targeted LGBTI individuals during a live video on the university’s Instagram account, just a week after Turkey’s top cleric Ali Erbaş caused outrage with homophobic remarks.

The International Workers’ Day, also known as May Day, was marked by labor unions, NGOs and political parties across Turkey.

Duvar English

Turkey’s Radio and Television High Council (RTÜK) issued a penalty to cancel the broadcast of a news program on the opposition news broadcaster Halk TV May 1.

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