The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, speaking during the opening of Taksim mosque in Istanbul on Friday. Photograph: Turkish President Press Office Handout/EPA

Twitch increasingly becomes a platform for the opposition… News from the Turkish politics…

Istanbul mayor surprises users on live streaming platform Twitch

Ekrem İmamoğlu: ‘No matter how hard the questions may be, ask away’

 

Screenshots from Ekrem İmamoğlu’s Twitch account: https://www.twitch.tv/ekremimamoglu

Istanbul’s mayor and member of the main opposition Republican’s People Party, Ekrem İmamoğlu, joined the world’s leading live streaming platform Twitch on May 19, much to the surprise of Turkish users:

Having interviewed CHP Chair Kılıçdaroğlu, Twitch streamer summoned to depose

Twitch streamer Jahrein (Ahmet Sonuç) has announced that he has been summoned to the police department to give his statement. “You can never make me afraid,” he has said, referring to the other files about himself.

Erdoğan opens controversial mosque on Gezi Park protest anniversary

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, speaking during the opening of Taksim mosque in Istanbul on Friday. Photograph: Turkish President Press Office Handout/EPA

Project on square in Istanbul with secular history was beset by years of legal wrangling

Taksim Square, one of Istanbul’s most famous cultural battlegrounds and the scene of 2013 protests against Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has officially embraced a new religious identity after the inauguration of an imposing new mosque.

YOUTH AND SPORTS DAY: Turkey has the highest NEET rate among OECD countries

A DİSK-AR bulletin reveals the extent of youth unemployment in Turkey.
Turkey ranked the second worst country in the European Union for LGBT people, according the 2021 “…
The first hearing of the Gezi retrial began at the İstanbul 30th Heavy Penal Court today. The court board has ruled for the continuation of Kavala’s imprisonment by a majority of votes as the Presiding Judge has expressed a dissenting opinion.

Neighborhood guards’ violence on Parliamentary agenda

CHP’s Taşcıer has asked Interior Minister Soylu if any investigations have been launched against the neighborhood guards for using disproportionate violence, inflicting torture and maltreatment or using weapons except for specified conditions.v

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