Just 2 days to the Turkey #referendum, federalism debates hit AKP leadership hard…

MHP, AKP in 11th-hour debate on federalism The two main supporters of the “Yes” camp have become embroiled in a last-minute row over whether the shift to an executive presidential system constitutional amendments will introduce a “federal state structure,” with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan denying claims that Turkey’s unitary system will be eroded President Erdoğan slams OSCE … Read more

The Guardian piece on Asli Erdogan…

Turkish author Asli Erdogan on her 136 days in jail  BBC News | Europe | World Edition   Turkish author Asli Erdogan was jailed for 136 days over her links with a pro-Kurdish newspaper. Doorstep demand BBC News | Europe | World Edition   Asli Erdogan could face life in jail after being accused of involvement in … Read more

Good days with Greece may end: “Greece’s Top Court Rejects Extradition of Turkish Officers…

Turkey protests Greek rejection of extradition of 8 fugitive troops   Turkey said it protests Greek rejection of Turkish demand of extradition of eight fugitive troops, vowing it will evaluate the impacts of this decision on different aspects of bilateral ties between the two countries. Greece’s Top Court Rejects Extradition of Turkish Officers NYT > Turkey by … Read more

Journalism agenda: New PEW research- Younger adults prefer to get their news in text, not video,

Younger adults prefer to get their news in text, not video, according to new data from Pew Research Nieman Journalism Lab by Ricardo Bilton Digital publishers may be pouring time and energy into cranking up their video operations, but for a lot of their potential viewers, text is still the way to go. New data from … Read more

Suggestion of Turkey’s PM to lift all immunities for Deputies MEANS abrogating the Parliament…

Turkish PM suggests lifting all immunities The immunities of all parliamentarians subject to criminal summaries of proceedings should be lifted regardless of their party, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said Davutoğlu: Let Us Bring 506 Summary of Proceedings to Parliament Bianet :: English Prime Minister Davutoğlu in response to opposition’s proposal to lift all parliamentary immunities … Read more

State of Kurdish question in Turkey: “Armored ambulance starts serving in Diyarbakır…Amnesty Turkey 2015/2016 report….

It’s Time to Kick Erdogan’s Turkey Out of NATO huffingtonpost.com – Feb 23 Anadolu Agency via Getty Images It has always been a matter of historical curiosity that one of the American diplomats who was deeply involved in the creation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was named Achilles. As the head of the State… … Read more

Just what Turkey needs: “Erdoğan biopic to hit Turkish screens

Erdoğan biopic to hit Turkish screens: Producer Shooting will start next week on a feature film tracing the early career of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from his childhood in a poor district in Istanbul to his rise to become the city’s mayor, its producers said Jan. 15 Unemployment continues to stand at double digits in Turkey The … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Bitcoin’s creator… Ada Lovelace… Twitter’s warning about state-sponsored attacks…

Bitcoin’s Creator Satoshi Nakamoto Is Probably This Unknown Australian Genius  Wired Top Stories by Andy Greenberg and Gwern Branwen WIRED has determined that Bitcoin’s creator is probably Dr. Craig Steven Wright. Twitter warns of state-sponsored attacks for first time  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Some users receive notice that state-sponsored hackers may have tried to obtain sensitive … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: High expectations for Paris Climate Conference while French police fire teargas to disperse climate protest #ClimateMarch

MAIN FOCUS: High expectations for Paris Climate Conference | 27/11/2015 euro|topics The UN Climate Change Conference begins in Paris on Monday. Given that more than 170 states have already tabled their climate protection objectives, some commentators are already calling the summit a success. Others criticise that agricultural reform and sweeping global investment in new energies are … Read more

Anthropology roundup: [American] Anthropologists Vote to Back Boycott of Israeli Institutions… Anthropologists take Terror in France and ISIS’ Revolution…

Terror in France and ISIS’ Revolution: Anthropologists try to see the whole picture  antropologi.info – anthropology in the news blog (draft, post in progress) More surveillance, more bombs, more border controls, less democracy, less freedom: Europe is reacting hysterically after the deadly terror attacks in Paris one week ago. How to make sense of what is … Read more

Turkey’s first Kurdish-language search engine (http://www.serketin.com/) – “Needs Map’ charts schoolchildren’s needs across Turkey…

Turkey’s first Kurdish-language search engine goes online Turkey’s first search engine in the Kurdish language has gone online after five years of technical work, research and development Needs Map’ charts schoolchildren’s needs across Turkey A map charting the needs of school-aged children across Turkey has been created to bring together those in need and those who wish … Read more

For the record, ISIS claims to Have Killed 2 Syrian Activists in Turkey….

ISIL claims killing of two journalists in Turkey The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group has claimed responsibility for last week’s slaying of two Syrian journalists in Turkey’s southeastern province of Şanlıurfa ISIS Is Said to Have Killed 2 Activists in Turkey NYT > Turkey by By LIAM STACK The double killing across the … Read more

Towards a mafia state: “Referees taken to hostage by football club, released after Erdoğan’s call

Referees taken to hostage by football club, released after Erdoğan’s call Trabzonspor’s officials took four referees hostage for four hours over what they considered an “erroneous decision” during a football match against Gaziantepspor, only to release them after a call from Turkish President Erdoğan Silenced by riot police: Inside a Turkish TV network during the government crackdown … Read more

So it seems that Instagram also gave in and censored #Ankara hashtag after the Ankara Bombing

News here in Turkish. BBC Turkish is cited as the news source… *************** 5 Details Leaked from Ankara Massacre Investigation  Bianet :: English According to allegations, attack on the rally was denounced, bombers were informed on highest authorities, they were officially being looked for, the massacre was planned in Kilis bombers were sued due to Al Qaeda … Read more

from Emre Kızılkaya: “5 Stories To Understand Pro-AKP Assault on Turkey’s Largest Newspaper…

5 Stories To Understand Pro-AKP Assault on Turkey’s Largest Newspaper The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya That stone… Tweets from AKP MP who took part in Hürriyet protest show he had supported Al-Nusra An AKP deputy has stirred controversy on social media with an old tweet in which he showed support for an al-Qaeda-linked group, hours after he … Read more