Turkey’s official Covid-19 data seemed to become less reliable as confirmed cases above 1,000 again…

Turkey’s new COVID-19 cases remain above 1,000 for third day | Ahval Turkey’s daily confirmed COVID-19 cases remained over 1,000 for a third consecutive day, according… Turkey reports highest new Covid-19 cases in a month Bianet :: English Daily cases have exceeded 1,000 following the four-day Eid al-Adha holiday. Turkey records spike in new Covid-19 cases … Read more

For the record, a Yezidi woman rescued from captivity, trafficking in Turkish capital after [at least 4 years!]

Yezidi woman rescued from captivity, trafficking in Turkish capital Hale Gönültaş / DUVAR A Yezidi woman in her 20s who had been abducted by ISIS in 2014 was rescued out of captivity in Ankara, where a man who “bought” her from her initial captors had been keeping her. The young woman’s symptoms showed that she survived … Read more

#Europe agenda: Europe’s Longest-Lasting Dictator may Lose an Election… “‘Green’ colonialism is ruining Indigenous lives in Norway…

Belarus activist challenges ‘Europe’s last dictator’ in election AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Woman who is not a politician is vying to beat incumbent Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled for more than 25 years. Could Europe’s Longest-Lasting Dictator Lose an Election? Slate Articles / by Joshua Keating / 19h The pandemic crisis gives the Belarus opposition a rare chance … Read more

Quoted in “Media in Turkey: a testing site of censorship and control

My all media appearances can be found here. Media in Turkey: a testing site of censorship and control Lastest news – Osservatorio Balcani e Ca… Turkey is currently the largest prison for journalists in the world, with over 80 media workers in detention. As if that were not enough, the Turkish parliament has just passed a … Read more

Not much to say: “Medium of instruction in Kurdish language department changed to Turkish

Kurdish language department students banned from writing theses in Kurdish Students attending the Kurdish Language and Literature department of Turkish universities will no longer be allowed to write their dissertations in Kurdish, in line with a decision of the Council of Higher Education (YÖK). The information was disclosed by former academic Selim Temo, who used to … Read more

I cannot imagine a better symbolism: “EU Affairs Office in Istanbul’s Ortaköy neighborhood turned into shisha cafe…

EU Affairs Office in Istanbul’s Ortaköy neighborhood turned into shisha cafe A paradox of nothing and everything between the EU and Turkey A historic building in Istanbul’s neighborhood that up until recently housed the Istanbul Office of the Secretariat General for EU Affairs has been transformed into a restaurant and shisha cafe. That means, Turkish authorities … Read more

Another wave in the free fall. 1 USD=7,27 Turkish Liras

Turkish lira slides to record low on concerns for financial stability | Ahval Lira sinks even as Turkey spends billions of dollars to prop it up The Financial Times – Laura Pitel in Ankara and Eva Szalay in London – Jul 28, 5:13 AM The Turkish lira tumbled to a four-month low against the dollar in the … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “How Digital Ads Subsidize the Worst of the Web…

Facebook has been barely impacted by big advertisers’ boycott — here’s why The Next Web by The Conversation / Facebook has faced a lot of criticism over the years for failing to moderate hate speech. Its policies have come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks thanks to the Stop Hate for Profit campaign. Started by civil rights … Read more

For the record; Turkey [silently] pauses energy-exploration research in east Mediterranean…

Turkey pauses energy-exploration research in east Mediterranean Al Jazeera English (In Depth) Turkey says it is ‘ready to discuss’ with Greece as it temporarily suspends oil and gas exploration surveys. Germany no longer approving arms exports to Turkey except for naval equipment, says German FM Duvar English Germany is no longer approving arms exports to … Read more

For the record; Netflix gave in to censorship by canceling a show to be produced in Turkey…

Netflix denies reports that it will withdraw from Turkey, remains silent on censorship claims Bianet :: English The ruling party’s media head has said he believes that “Netflix will be more sensitive towards the Turkish culture with deeper cooperation. Netflix cancels Turkish show If Only in row over gay character BBC News | Europe | World Edition … Read more

For the record; “Turkey no longer official ‘global participant’ of F-35 fighter jets program

Turkey no longer official ‘global participant’ of F-35 fighter jets program   Turkey was removed from the list of “global participants” on the United States’ fighter jet F-35’s official website following Ankara’s purchase of the S-400 defense system, independent news portal T24 reported on July 17. Turkey was, until recently, one of the nine main contributors … Read more

Turkey’s major women issues related GONGO gives official support to the İstanbul Convention as Hollywood Celebrities post black and white photos to voice solidarity with femicide victims in Turkey…

KADEM’s support news in Turkish here. Oh You don’t know what GONGO is? I assume after this support misogynistic circles inside the ruling party may retreat a little bit… Challenge accepted: Turkish feminists spell out real meaning of hashtag | Turkey The Guardian Feminists in Turkey have called on the rest of the world not … Read more

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