#Eurosphere – Romania President rejects Muslim Sevil Shhaideh as PM, Romanian left proposes new PM candidate…

Romania President rejects Muslim Sevil Shhaideh as PM  BBC News | Europe | World Edition   Romania’s president rejects a candidate who would have been the country’s first female, Muslim PM. [Ticker] Romanian left proposes new PM candidate EUobserver.com – Headline News   Romania’s social democrats have nominated former telecommunications minister Sorin Grindeanu for prime minister, a … Read more

Anthro roundup: “Anthropological reflections on space colonization”

Anthropological reflections on space colonization The Space Review In this regard, anthropology, as the scientific discipline that puts human beings at the center of its study focus, is of immense importance. Without sufficient knowledge about human behavior and reciprocal physical and cultural interaction with the Museum of Anthropology spotlights Gullah culture Winston-Salem Journal “Visions of … Read more

AL JAZEERA says “Turkey confirms military involvement in Mosul, Hürriyet says “No Turkish troops to be sent to Mosul…

 No Turkish troops to be sent to Mosul: Ankara   Ankara rules out Turkish troops participation in a ground offensive to retake Mosul but float the idea of a safe zone for refugees and security Battle for Mosul: Turkey confirms military involvement  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) PM Yildrim confirms Turkish involvement in Iraq’s second largest city … Read more

So far excluded but… “Turkey cannot be excluded from Mosul operation: Erdoğan”

Turkey cannot be excluded from Mosul operation: Erdoğan Ankara cannot be excluded from the operation launched to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Oct. 17 PM Yıldırım says Turkey joined air strikes in Mosul operation Turkey has joined air strikes by … Read more

For the record, despite his “insulting poetry” Boris Johnson had a good time in Turkey.

Boris Johnson lauds his Turkish washing machine on first visit to Ankara World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk British foreign secretary displays raffish style during first official trip since writing a poem about the Turkish president having sex with a goat Boris Johnson seeks to mend fences in talks with Turkish leadership  World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by … 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

Istanbul’s Third Bosphorus Bridge- Construction over a year by the Sentinel-2A satellite… Istanbul news roundup…

Istanbul’s Third Bosphorus Bridge opens today! Construction over a year by the Sentinel-2A satelliteNon-Political (esa.int)   Third bridge over Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait opens A third bridge over the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul was opened on Aug. 26 with a ceremony attended by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım and other top officials, including … Read more

NYT asks: “Is Istanbul Safe? What Travelers Should Know… Istanbul news roundup…

Is Istanbul Safe? What Travelers Should Know. New York Times A suicide attack Tuesday night at Istanbul Ataturk Airport killed dozens of people and wounded more than 200. Here’s what travelers should know … Brussels to Istanbul: Two airports, two bloody attacks – CNN Jihad in Istanbul – Wall Street Journal CBS News: Istanbul Suicide Bombers … Read more

Demand for autonomy: Treason. AKP leadership pays for the nationalist votes they have gained in the last elections…

Turkey calls Kurdish plea ‘treason’  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Turkey’s President Erdogan condemns as “treason” a call by prominent Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas for Kurdish autonomy. Turkey’s ruling AKP: Declaration of autonomy ‘political assassination attempt’ A recent call for self-governance supported the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is “a political assassination attempt” targeting law order … Read more

14-day-long curfew in Nusaybin lifted WHILE IHD: 617 children died in Turkey in 11 months…

IHD: 617 children died in Turkey in 11 months KARAKOK OTONOMU TR/CH   3,861 children suffered a violation of their rights and 617 others died during the 11 months of 2015. Among these, 57 lost their lives as a direct result of state violence. More than 6 thousand children are currently jailed in Turkish prisons. Human … Read more

Tech response to #Paris Attacks… As French jets pound #Raqqa

How Tech Learned From Past Crises And Reacted To The Paris Attacks What Facebook, Airbnb, and Uber did when terrorists attacked Paris. Brendan Klinkenberg BuzzFeed News Reporter 1. There are a growing number of technology platforms that people around the world depend on each day — a dependency that often becomes much starker in times of … Read more

The Turkish army is back. “236 acquitted in Balyoz coup case

236 acquitted in Balyoz coup case   All 236 suspects in the ‘Balyoz’ coup plot case were acquitted March 31 after the case’s prosecutor argued that digital data submitted as evidence was ‘fake’ Turkish army denounces ‘illegal copying’ of state secrets The Turkish General Staff has filed a criminal complaint over the permitting of top secret information … Read more