Turkish justice: “Police who shot dead Gezi protester fined $2,800”

Police who shot dead Gezi protester fined $2,800  Hurriyet Daily News   A court in Istanbul has fined a police officer who shot dead a protester during the 2013 Gezi Park protests. Turkey’s high court receives 60,000 applications since July 15 coup attempt: Top Judge  Hurriyet Daily News   Some 60,000 individual applications have been made to … Read more

A chart on Terror attacks in Turkey and A map that shows which HDP offices attacked after the Kayseri bombing

Terror attacks in Turkey..The chart speaks for itself.. pic.twitter.com/QlBH9ZtS5o — METIN GURCAN (@Metin4020) December 18, 2016 NEWS ANALYSIS: PKK striking to drag Turkey into civil war  Hurriyet Daily News   Exactly a week after a suicide bomb attack in Beşiktaş that killed 46 people and wounded 166 on Dec. 10, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) … Read more

Istanbul news roundup: “Istanbul’s housing prices decline amid oversupply

Murder in Istanbul BBC News | Europe | World Edition   Twelve men from the countries of the former USSR have been assassinated in Turkey, and there’s evidence that some of the hitmen were from Russia. Istanbul’s housing prices decline amid oversupply Hurriyet Daily News   Property prices have dropped up to 20 percent in several parts … Read more

This time sad news come from #Kayseri -Turkey PM blames PKK for car bomb that killed 13 soldiers… HDP office attacked afterwards….

Turkey PM blames PKK for car bomb that killed 13 soldiers on bus World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Nicola Slawson   Blast near university in Kayseri targets public bus, wounding 55 other soldiers and civilians Car bomb kills soldiers on public bus in Turkey – video World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk   A car bomb in … Read more

For the record, 259 journalist jailed in 2016, Turkey is the world leader…

2016 prison census: 259 journalists jailed worldwide https://t.co/TeZjE8THPs via @pressfreedomYou guessed it. Turkey is the world leader. pic.twitter.com/p7sn8oQsKY — ilhan tanir (@WashingtonPoint) December 13, 2016 Turkey: Silencing the Media hrw.org – Dec 14, 9:01 PM (Istanbul) – Turkey’s government has all but silenced independent media in an effort to prevent scrutiny or criticism of its … Read more

Hundreds of HDP executives detained as death toll reaches 44 in the latest Istanbul bombed attack….

  HDP Executives Detained in Simultaneous Operations 118 people from the HDP have been detained during operations launched against HDP’s provincial and district executives in İstanbul, Ankara, Adana, Manisa and Mersin. HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş suffers heart spasm in prison: MP Bilgen Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş suffered a heart spasm in jail on Dec. … Read more

As police raids HDP protesters, “PM Admits Deliberate Internet Cut Off”

PM Admits Deliberate Internet Cut Off Bianet :: English About Internet cut off, PM Yıldırım has said that things will return to normal “after the threat is parried”. Problems in access to social media in Turkey a ‘security measure,’ says PM The slowdown in internet connection experienced throughout Turkey are a “security measure” taken by the government, … Read more

Nearly all the leadership of pro-Kurdish HDP is detained and massive internet shutdown follows…

Turkey arrests pro-Kurdish party leaders amid claims of internet shutdown  World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk Selahattin Demirtaş, HDP co-leader known as the ‘Kurdish Obama’, held with at least 11 MPs as post-coup crackdown continues The two joint leaders of Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic party (HDP) have been detained along with at least 10 MPs because of … Read more

Black Monday: Cumhuriyet daily raided, its chief editor and many columnists detained…

Prominent #Cumhuriyet columnist & #Turkey rep for @globalfreemedia @KadriGursel reported among journos slated for detention.His house raided — Amberin Zaman (@amberinzaman) October 31, 2016 https://twitter.com/sahmetsahmet/status/792975635086016512 Cumhuriyet is one of the last reporting newspapers in Turkey; I do not say even say oppositional-just reporting. https://t.co/ngJDZK575D — Sezin Öney (@SezinOney) October 31, 2016 https://twitter.com/dlepeska/status/792969946942799872   Turkish police … Read more

Thank you @fcstpauli_EN for Solidarity with Naki, a “footballer faces up to five years for ‘PKK propaganda’ on Twitter”

Footballer faces up to five years for ‘PKK propaganda’ on Twitter A Turkish third-tier footballer playing in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır faces up to five years in prison for seven social media posts that prosecutors have said constitute “terrorist propaganda.” ‘What about our human rights?’: Kurds feel force of Turkey’s crackdown theguardian.com – Constanze Letsch … Read more

Only a few, literally, critical legacy media outlet remains in Turkey after the last raids…

I guess, Cumhuriyet, Sözcü, Halk TV are the only few media outlets that remain to be classified as critical of government… Hayatın Sesi TV Sealed Bianet :: English Regie room of Hayatın Sesi TV has been sealed, its Youtube broadcast shut down. Continuing its broadcasting on social media, channel staff said “We are here and not … Read more

Despite Turkey’s objections Moody’s downgrades Turkey’s sovereign debt rating to ‘junk’ level….

Turkish officials criticize Moody’s cut Turkey’s credit rating to ‘junk’ level Senior Turkish officials have criticized the cut to Turkey’s sovereign credit rating by ratings agency Moody’s, claiming that the move is “biased” and does not reflect the realities of Turkey’s macro indicators Moody’s downgrades Turkey’s sovereign debt rating to ‘junk’ level Moody’s cut Turkey’s sovereign debt … Read more

12 cute libraries in Istanbul… and an Istanbul news roundup…

12 Libraries piece is in Turkish but you might get some clues in any case;)  Iconic Istanbul neighborhoods are struggling Hurriyet Daily News Beyoğlu on the European side of Istanbul and Bağdat Street on the Anatolian side are sad. Morale is down for the owners of shops and those working Spotlight: Istanbul striving to be … 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 | guardian.co.uk … Read more