Istanbul’s 12 historical second-hand bookstores. Istanbul news roundup…

List of bookstores with photos. The text is in Turkish.  *********** Will Istanbul’s historic restaurant rise from its ashes again? One of Istanbul’s iconic names, the 115-year-old famous Pandeli Restaurant situated in the Spice Bazaar has been closed for the last three months.   Istanbul Photo Awards Istanbul Photo Awards Liu Heung Shing, Photojournalist founder of Shanghai Center … Read more

“Turkish lira hits lowest level since at least 1981”

  Turkish lira hits lowest level since at least 1981 Subscribe to read: Turkish lira hits lowest level since at least 1981 Already a subscriber? Sign in here Free delivery to your home or office, Monday to Saturday FT Weekend – a stimulating blend of news and lifestyle Unlimited access to all content What … Read more

Solidarity with Cumhuriyet continues… #TeslimOlmayız

Images From Solidarity Demonstration for Cumhuriyet daily  Bianet :: English Readers of Cumhuriyet daily, its journalists and many others have advocated the “right to information” in a demonstration. US, Europe criticize Turkey over Cumhuriyet raids, detentions The detention of executives and columnists from the critical daily Cumhuriyet newspaper has been criticized by officials from the United States … Read more

Main opposition party believes “1 million sufferers in post-coup process

  CHP urges fair trial, cites 1 million sufferers in post-coup process The number of people who have suffered from the government’s “reckless measures” against suspected Gülenists within the civil service has hit 1 million, the main opposition leader has said Turkish schools reopen after purge of teachers suspected of coup links World news: Turkey | … Read more

Strange days. “DW interview with Turkish youth minister seized” but ministry refutes…

DW interview with Turkish youth minister seized by ministry The record of an interview with Turkish Youth and Sports Minister Akif Çağatay Kılıç that was slated to be published for a program on Deutsche Welle (DW) has been seized by ministry officials after the interview was completed Turkish Sports Ministry refutes claims on seizure of DW interview … Read more

Erdoğan’s rallies are also criticized by some members of Turkey’s media watchdog #TurkeyElections

Turkish PM defends Erdoğan’s public rallies, claims no constitutional restrictions President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s public rallies ahead of one of Turkey’s most important elections are “neither extraordinary nor abnormal,” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said, arguing that there are no constitutional restrictions preventing such meetings Four members of Turkey’s media watchdog criticize Erdoğan’s rallies Four members of … Read more

Killing #Soma miners again: “Theology professor says Soma mining accident was a better way to die…

Theology professor says Soma mining accident was a better way to die A theology professor has made controversial remarks over the victims who died in the country’s worst ever mine disaster in the Soma district in the Aegean province of Manisa, saying their deaths while trying to make an honest living were better than dying while … Read more

#TurkeyElections In one week, 44 hours of live Erdoğan speeches in Turkish TVs, but NOT ENOUGH. He is defiant over right to speak

Turkish TV stations air 44 hours of live Erdoğan speeches in one week: Report The report is prepared by a member of Turkey’s top television and radio watchdog. President Erdoğan defiant over right to speak on upcoming polls Despite rising criticism from opposition parties and a fresh reaction from two members of Turkey’s top election body, President … Read more

Relying on Turkish votes, AKP election manifesto avoids Kurdish issue… #TurkeyElections

Turkish PM avoids highlighting peace process, Kurdish issue in manifesto meeting Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu remarkably shunned referring to the peace process led by his own government in the 100-article “2023 New Turkey Contract,” which he read out along with his Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) at party meeting on April 15 Elections are too important for … Read more

Today’s Turkish judiciary drama: Kenan Evren sentenced, Balyoz Trial for re-trial, Yusuf Yerkel saved…

  Former Turkish president Evren sentenced to life for staging 1980 coup Reuters UK Hundreds of other officers have been jailed after investigations known as “Ergenekon” and “Sledgehammer”. The army has also been excluded from state bodies that had exerted influence on politics, especially after the 1980 coup. Throughout the trial Top Turkish court rules that … Read more

“Turkish gov?t to finalize work on “democratization process”… The PM continues to accuse CHP for protests… A politics roundup..

  Turkish PM increases rhetoric against CHP, accusing it of fomenting unrest Turkish PM Erdoğan has accused the main opposition Republican People?s Party of fomenting unrest across the country, particularly through a sectarian tension Turkish gov?t to finalize work on democratization process A comprehensive democratization package aiming to keep the Kurdish resolution process on track … Read more

Today is 12 September 2013. This is the 33rd anniversary of 1980 coup d’etat…

via @iskenderbaydar If not prevented, another coup to come not through army but police forces… The photo below taken in Kadıköy, İstanbul is from the early hours of 12 September 2013 as protesters clash with police…. A few images of 1980 coup…