After damaging the Park environment more, “#istanbul municipality shares images of ‘ecological’ footbridge in Gezi Park…

Istanbul municipality shares images of ‘ecological’ footbridge in Gezi Park The Istanbul Municipality on May 17 shared images of a footbridge connecting the Gezi Park in Taksim and the Democracy Park in Maçka, which is planned to be completed by the end of June.| French astronaut shares photo of Istanbulfrom space Hurriyet Daily News French astronaut Thomas … 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

From Turkey with Love: Ankara mayor believes Foreign powers performing ‘earthquake tests’ near Istanbul to destroy Turkish economy…

Foreign powers performing ‘earthquake tests’ near Istanbul to destroy economy: Ankara mayor   Recent earthquakes in the western province of Çanakkale could have been organized by dark external powers aiming to destroy Turkey’s economy with an “artificial earthquake” near Istanbul, Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek has claimed.   Turkey’s religious affairs directorate criticizes matchmaking TV shows   Turkey’s … Read more

#istanbul Video: “Sounds of Istanbul”

  Video & Music produced by Istanbul Monkeys using 246 sounds of objects and city sounds. The mixing was completed in one month. For 15 days we recorded videos of unique moments we came across in Istanbul. I hope you enjoy it… Director Mali Arsan Music & Sound design by Ozan Hatipoğlu Videography: Mali Arsan … Read more

According to a leaked intelligence document, “EU spies say, Gulen did not order Turkey coup”

Gulen did not order Turkey coup, EU spies say – Headline News   EU intelligence services do not believe exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen ordered the coup in Turkey, saying opposition to the ruling AKP was much broader. Cyprus reunification talks: rivals reject proposed new borders  World news: Turkey | by Agence France-Presse   Delegations from … Read more

English PEN (@englishpen) Campaign: “Release Ahmet Şık”

Turkey: Release Ahmet Şık English PEN – Cat Lucas – Jan 6, 7:46 AM We, the undersigned, call for the immediate release of award-winning investigative journalist and author Ahmet Şık and other writers detained in violation of their right to freedom of expression in Turkey. Following his detention on 29   Turkey in grip of fear … Read more

Turkish justice at work: Journalist Ahmet Şık Taken Into Custody- GOOD NEWS Necmiye Alpay, Aslı Erdoğan, Zana Kaya Released

Journalist Ahmet Şık Taken Into Custody Bianet :: English   Journalist Ahmet Şık was taken into custody in his apartment by police this morning. ÖZGÜR GÜNDEM CASE: Necmiye Alpay, Aslı Erdoğan, Zana Kaya Released Bianet :: English   Tried in Özgür Gündem case, Aslı Erdoğan, Necmiye Alpay and Zana Kaya have been released. Erdoğan was arrested since … Read more

Many Religious movements canceled their Sunday (today) meetings…

 Religious movements cancel their Sunday meetings  Hurriyet Daily News   A number of religious movements in Turkey have canceled events scheduled to be held on Dec. 25. The movements announced that their meetings would be held over the internet, as they refrained from explaining the reasons for the cancelations Turkish court approves verdicts against policemen for killing … Read more

A nation of informants: “Turkey pays TL 2.4 million in rewards to citizen-informants in 2016”

Turkey pays TL 2.4 million in rewards to citizen-informants in 2016 || …   ************ Turkish Central Bank keeps rates unchanged in unexpected move Hurriyet Daily News   Turkey’s Central Bank unexpectedly maintained interest rates on Dec. 20, noting that the aggregate demand developments had restrained negative foreign exchange movements. Gov’t-led charter changes bring constitutional dictatorship: CHP … Read more

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

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 | 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 |   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 via @pressfreedomYou guessed it. Turkey is the world leader. — ilhan tanir (@WashingtonPoint) December 13, 2016 Turkey: Silencing the Media – 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

Diyanet, Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate, claimed gathering intelligence on suspected Gülenists via imams in 38 countries…

  One-year halt in Turkey, Russia ties ‘over’: Turkish PM A year-long hiatus in relations between Russia and Turkey is over, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said Dec. 6 in his first visit to Moscow as prime minister Diyanet gathers intelligence on suspected Gülenists via imams in 38 countries Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has gathered … Read more