Event: “Journalists as targets of hate” – a news roundup

Journalists as targets of hate Bianet :: English An online event to explore the impact of hate campaigns on journalists’ safety and independence… Homophobic attack in İstanbul: ‘It was like a life-and-death situation’ Bianet :: English LGBTI+s were faced with attempted lynching in İstanbul’s Tophane neighbourhood; police told them, “Don’t exaggerate.” They have received a medical report … Read more

ECREA protests against political attacks on academic freedom in Denmark

Danish academics fear for freedom after MPs condemn ‘activism’ ECREA protests against political attacks on academic freedom and is deeply concerned about the erosion of academic freedom in Denmark Dear ECREA members, ECREA is deeply concerned about the erosion of academic freedom in Denmark and the mounting political attacks on particular research areas within the … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “McAfee died in the most ‘McAfee’ way possible

John McAfee found dead in jail cell Boing Boing by Rob Beschizza    John McAfee, the one-time antivirus mogul now more famous for the bizarre inernational shenanigans that ultimately led to his arrest in Spain and imminent extradition to the U.S., was today found dead in his jail cell. McAfee died in the most ‘McAfee’ way possible John McAfee Spanish he Next Web … Read more

One wonders why: “Europeans lose confidence in the EU, see Turkey as main rival

Europeans lose confidence in the EU, see Turkey as main rival Dokuz8 Haber According to the report titled “Confidence Crisis: How Europeans See Their Place in the World” published by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) on June 9, the European Union’s response to the Coronavirus Pandemic has shaken confidence in Brussels’ crisis management capabilities. … Read more

Homophobia in action: “#İstanbul Governor Office bans LGBTI+ Pride March again…

İstanbul Governor Office bans LGBTI+ Pride March again Bianet :: English As the Pride March has been banned for the seventh consecutive year, LGBTI+s say they will define the ban and “find one another on the streets. In Turkey, Pride Picnic draws police violence Global Voices Online by Arzu Geybullayeva In Istanbul, police intervenes to prevent Pride … Read more

#Anthropology roundup: “Six Reasons to Save Archaeology From Funding Cuts… “Heidi Larson, Vaccine Anthropologist

Six Reasons to Save Archaeology From Funding Cuts SAPIENS by John Schofield /   Archaeology offers a detailed look at humanity’s past and important insights into the present and future. Jo Ahmet/Kent County Council This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative Commons. Archaeology is in trouble. The U.K. government recently announced plans to cut its subsidy … Read more

Turkish Women continue to protest Erdogan’s withdrawal from #Istanbul Convention

Women protest Erdogan’s withdrawal from Istanbul Convention on gender-based violence Yahoo Eurosport UK Women in Istanbul took to the streets on Saturday to protest Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to withdraw from the Istanbul Turkish women rally in Istanbul to send message to Erdogan WION Hundreds of women rallied in Istanbul on Saturday and urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to reverse the … Read more

Towards the ultimate surveillance state: “Unlimited access to personal information of all citizens in Turkey for Presidential Communications Directorate

Unlimited access to personal information of all citizens in Turkey for Presidential Communications Directorate Dokuz8 Haber Constitutional Court of Turkey approved of the Presidential Communications Directorate to access all private information of Turkish citizens through all official institutions and public companies. Unlimited access to personal information of all citizens in Turkey for Presidential Communications Directorate dokuz8HABER » … Read more

#Cyberculture agenda: “The Pirate Bay Remains Resilient, 15 Years After The Raid

The Pirate Bay Remains Resilient, 15 Years After The Raid TorrentFreak by Ernesto Van der Sar There are a handful of traditions we have at TorrentFreak, and remembering the first raid on The Pirate Bay is one of them. Not only was it the first major story we covered, it also had a significant impact on … Read more

It is like Márquez’s “Chronicle of a Death Foretold”: Everyone knew there would be murder… “Gunman aimed for massacre, HDP Co-chair says

  Gunman aimed for massacre, HDP Co-chair says | Ahval The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) İzmir provincial chapter had cancelled at the last minute a… ATTACK ON HDP: ‘If these attacks are not prevented, things can go as far as political assassinations’     Bianet :: English Leaders of political parties say the attack was carried out … Read more

Under pressure, deep state actors rely on the same playbook. A fascist militant murders a HDP worker, #DenizPoyraz, in İzmir after days of targeting HDP by official means…

It is so obvious. So obvious… God damn this murderous thug that is playing with our lives. https://twitter.com/hasavrat/status/1405459262013378567 DEVELOPING: Attack on HDP İzmir office: Party worker Deniz Poyraz killed Bianet :: English The İzmir provincial organization building of the Peoples’ Democratic Party has been attacked. HDP MP Murat Çepni has announced that party worker Deniz Poyraz … Read more

“Mucilage” updates: Marmara Sea’s increasingly dense mucilage now leaks into Black Sea and Aegean Sea…

I have never come out of the water this sad. Filming & editing by Brice Laine. Produced by @gultuysuz #climatecrisis #seaofmarmara #MarmaraDeniziÖlüyor https://t.co/z8gfNqDEQV — Arwa Damon (@IamArwaDamon) June 4, 2021 Pictures reveal mucilage density in the Sea of Marmara Bianet :: English The pictures taken by dentist Alper Altay from a boat in Bursa reveal the … Read more

Aktrolls love humiliating imagery over the rivals, now they get one by FT editors… A foreign policy roundup…

This is some serious trolling of Erdogan by FT editors. Perhaps a bit much even… pic.twitter.com/gE6zgUAee6 — Erik Meyersson (@emeyersson) June 14, 2021 Turkish lira falls after Erdoğan tells Biden position on S-400s unchanged | Ahval As Biden Meeting Nears, Erdogan Softens His Stance NYT > Turkey by Carlotta Gall With Trump gone and Turkey’s economy in … Read more

An imprisoned nation: “Turkey records highest number of inmates, detainees in Europe in 2020

Turkey records highest number of inmates, detainees in Europe in 2020 – CoE | A total of 984 out of every 100,000, or 0.98 percent, of Turkey’s population were either in prison Report: Turkey among top three countries in violence towards women journalists in May Bianet :: English The Coalition For Women In Journalism has released its monthly … Read more

Turkey manages to kill a whole sea, Marmara Sea under “sea snot” invasion

It will take years to really clean the sea which is already over-polluted… Turkey may take 12 years to clear ‘sea snot’ – academic | Ahval ‘Sea snot’ spreads across Turkish sea BBC News | Europe | World Edition A thick layer of sea snot is spreading in Turkey’s Sea of Marmara to the south of Istanbul. … Read more