US Department of State Report: 2021 Turkey Country Report on Human Rights Practices

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Turkey is a constitutional republic with an executive presidential system and a unicameral 600-seat parliament (the Grand National Assembly). In presidential and parliamentary elections in 2018, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe observers expressed concern regarding restrictions on media reporting and the campaign environment, including the jailing of a presidential candidate, that … Read more

In #İstanbul -“Cost of living has increased by 73 percent in a year”

Istanbul’s Şişli named most-developed district in Turkey – Hürriyet Daily News Hürriyet Daily News The Çankaya district in Ankara ranked second, followed by Beşiktaş and Kadıköy in Istanbul. Yenimahalle, another district in the capital, İstanbul: Cost of living has increased by 73 percent in a year Bianet :: English The cost of living increased by 11.17 percent in … Read more

In the Aftermath: Erdoğan repeats debunked allegations, relies on anti-Soros conspiracy

Erdoğan repeats false allegations about Gezi protests Bianet :: English “Remember the Dolmabahce Mosque. The garbage heads who sit in the mosque with cans of beer came to our office,” the Erdoğan defends verdict in Gezi trial, calls Kavala ‘Soros of Turkey’ The president commented for the first time on the outcome of the case … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Macron defeats far-right Marine Le Pen…

Macron defeats far-right Marine Le Pen in unappetizing French election Boing Boing  by Rob Beschizza    Prevailing handily over Marine Le Pen amid the lowest election turnout in decades, France’s president Emmanuel Macron won a second term in office Sunday.   Hungary’s Orbán secured fourth consecutive win – Headline News In a surprisingly massive win, Hungary’s … Read more

Shame. Life sentences at the Gezi Trial

This is a sad day for the Turkish judiciary… Scandalous decision in Gezi trial: Osman Kavala was given aggravated life sentences, other defendants were sentenced to 18 years in prison. News in Turkish  

Even the denial should have some decency?

Flashing the notorious nationalist sign was so upsetting but the Turkish demonstrators below are even worse. Turkey’s Çavuşoğlu flashes nationalist sign at Armenian protesters  Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu flashed the Grey Wolves hand sign as his vehicle drove…   Dış İşleri Bakanı Çavuşoğlu, Uruguay'da Ermeni protestoculara Bozkurt işareti yaptı — Yusuf Alabarda (@yusufalabarda) April … Read more

From the Internet Archive: “The Front Line of the Fight to Save Ukraine’s Internet”

The Front Line of the Fight to Save Ukraine’s Internet Since we first announced our support of the work to preserve Ukrainian digital artifacts, thousands of people have contributed to help us fund our archiving tools. We deeply appreciate your generosity–but the work is still ongoing, and the threats to Ukrainian cultural artifacts haven’t disappeared. Saving Ukrainian Cultural Heritage … Read more

Such a sad case: Turkey transfers Khashoggi murder trial to the country who is allegedly behind the murder

Turkish court confirms transfer of Khashoggi murder trial to Saudi Arabia Hurriyet Daily News A Turkish court on Thursday confirmed a halt of the trial in absentia of 26 suspects linked to the killing of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi and its transfer to Riyadh. Turkey Transfers Khashoggi Murder Trial to Saudi Arabia NYT > Turkey by Safak … Read more

Our class project: a Subreddit on Turkish TV Serials

Since Turkish TV shows have become a global phenomenon, it was time… Our undergraduate students are slowly sharing content. You are welcome to join the party:) Here is the link:

I had a little contribution, too: “‘And Now the Good News’: Exhibition explores 150 years of dialogue between press and arts”

‘And Now the Good News’: Exhibition explores 150 years of dialogue between press and arts – Bianet Bianet A newspaper in the exhibition A newspaper accompanies the exhibition, which is a tribute to the Press Art. The newspaper of the same name as the exhibition includes articles from Ahu Antmen, Süreyya Evren, Ece Temelkuran, Evren … Read more

Deep web addresses for the whistleblowers

All accessible via Tor Browser http://p53lf57qovyuvwsc6xnrppyply3vtqm7l6pcobkmyqsiofyeznfu5uqd.onion/ – ProPublica http://occrpweb4n2vlmih.onion/ – Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project http://nytimes3xbfgragh.onion/ – The New York Times http://jokerbuzzhyhl5cl.onion/ – http://privacyintyqcroe.onion/ – Privacy International http://xp44cagis447k3lpb4wwhcqukix6cgqokbuys24vmxmbzmaq2gjvc2yd.onion/ – The Guardian | SecureDrop http://3qf4wewa5bojmcgr.onion/ – BalkanLeaks http://bfnews3u2ox4m4ty.onion/ – BuzzFeed News http://f3mryj3e2uw2zrv3zv6up6maqosgzn27frz7xodvpl7pkestoyigtkad.onion/ – AfriLEAKS http://dwnewsvdyyiamwnp.onion/ – DW http://27m3p2uv7igmj6kvd4ql3cct5h3sdwrsajovkkndeufumzyfhlfev4qd.onion/ – The Intercept

A documentary: Academic Freedom in Turkey and Brain Drain

English subtitles added. As the IVME Movement, we are proud to share our documentary “Academic Freedom and Brain Drain in Turkey” with the public. In our documentary, which is a product of more than a year of collective work and intense volunteer effort, we documented the recent developments within the Turkish academia, and intense political … Read more

We had a visitor at #BilgiMedya. Prof. @ChrChristensen shared his research findings with us

It was nice to see him after a long time of Twitter friendship. His Google Scholar profile here. An enlightening session today about intl media coverage of Sweden’s infamous “light touch” COVID-19 strategy. The stereotypes, ignorance and ethnic correlation standards. @ChrChristensen @sakaerka #pub204 — Manahil Atcha ✨ (@manahilatcha) April 14, 2022  

İstanbul under fog (6 April 2022)

Here is the source for the photos Kadıköy'den 6 Nisan 2022 — mehmet demir rizevî (@34nandar) April 6, 2022   İstanbul: Living costs have increased by 73 percent in a year – english – Bianet Bianet The İstanbul Planning Agency (İPA), affiliated with the opposition-run İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality (İMM), released its March 2022 report Istanbul has been a hub … Read more

Even the official inflation rate is now 61 percent- and salary rises are not

Research groups says Turkey’s consumer inflation was over 142 percent in March Bianet :: English The Inflation Research Group (ENAG) has calculated Turkey’s annual consumer inflation rate as 142.63 percent while the official figure stands at 61.14 percent. MARCH 2022: Turkey’s consumer inflation rate tops 61 percent, according to TurkStat Bianet :: English The Turkish Statistical Institute … Read more

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