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

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

Erdoğan meddles with coalition talks, demands early elections, says his only concern is Presidency- no Islam…

Early election needed if coalition talks fail: Erdoğan President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has signaled the possibility of a snap election, noting that the country will need to go to the polls once more if ongoing coalition talks do not bear fruit Turkey’s Erdoğan says his only concern is Islam, takes jab at atheists Turkish President Recep Tayyip … Read more

#TwitterBlockinTurkey As their ugly relations with ISIS appear, Turkey’s autocrats try to start media blackout!

Turkish court issues media ban over Suruç bombing A court has ordered a publication ban on photos and videos of the deadly bombing in southeastern Turkey in the latest instance of gag orders on the media after major crises. Suruç Explosion Protesters Attacked Once Again in İstanbul Bianet :: English The police attacked Suruç Explosion protesters in … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Spain’s hologram protests

France outcry over school skirt ban  BBC News | Europe | World Edition France faces a fresh backlash against its ban on religious signs in schools after a 15-year-old Muslim girl is sent home for wearing a long black skirt. Charlie artist ends Muhammad cartoons BBC News | Europe | World Edition Charlie Hebdo artist “Luz”, who … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The Pirate Bay Is Back Online! [But it might be a trap…]

The Pirate Bay Is Back Online!  TorrentFreak Early December The Pirate Bay was raided at the Nacka station, a nuclear-proof data center built into a mountain complex near Stockholm.   The Pirate Bay returns from the dead, comes back online  The Next Web by Owen Williams Following a raid on a Swedish data center late last year, … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Silk Road Trial… “Teens’ use of social media is significantly shaped by race, class, geography, cultural background

Silk Road Trial Becomes Case Study for Law Enforcement Online All Facebook by Kimberlee Morrison The trial of Ross Ulbricht, alleged admin of The Silk Road (a Tor Network marketplace for the sale and trade of illegal goods), is expected to begin in New York today. The public nature of the trial could result in much discussion … Read more

Literati roundup… The Digital Nietzsche…An Archive of 2,000 Classic Jazz Videos…

The Digital Nietzsche: Download Nietzsche’s Major Works as Free eBooks  Open Culture by Josh Jones In times of deep distress I’ve often found the brutal, unsparing candor of Friedrich Nietzsche a strange comfort. While wholly enamored of the aristocratic, Hellenistic past of literary invention, the often bilious German philosopher nonetheless had no illusions about the nature … Read more

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