For the record; some Fenerbahçe fans chanted for Putin and the club is fined

Fenerbahce Hit With Fine, Partial Stadium Closure After Fans’ ‘Putin’ Chants

European soccer body UEFA has hit Fenerbahce Istanbul with a partial stadium closure and a fine after Turkish fans chanted the name of Russian President Vladimir Putin during a Champions League qualifier against Ukraine’s Dynamo Kyiv last month.

The chant was later condemned by the club’s management

Originally published on Global Voices


Image by Joshua Hoehne. Free to use under Unsplash license.

Fans of a Turkish football club, Fenerbahce, reportedly chanted “Vladimir Putin” from the stands during the Turkish Fenerbahce vs. Dynamo Kyiv match on July 27. The chant was intended to mock their Ukrainian opponents by referencing Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine.

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The history of Turkey’s unpopular hydroelectricity projects in Southeastern Anatolia

The Southeasternanatolia Development Project has prioritized economic development over history

Originally published on Global Voices


Map of the GAP hydroelectricity projects created by the Initiative to Keep Hasankeyf Alive. Creative Commons.

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In 1931, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish republic visited Diyarbakır, the largest Kurdish-majority city in Southeastern Anatolia. Noting the region’s difference in the quality of life compared to Western Turkey, he proclaimed his goal to “see factories, irrigated farming, roads, electrified villages, houses with healthy dwellers, and evergreen forests” as soon as possible, because “the civilization and life in İstanbul must be brought [t]here too.”

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