In the meantime, “Hakan Atilla Found Guilty in US Sanctions Case

Turkish Banker Is Convicted in Plot to Evade Iran Sanctions New York Times – Benjamin Weiser – Jan 3, 11:10 AM A Turkish banker was convicted on Wednesday of taking part in a billion-dollar scheme to violate American sanctions against Iran, in a case that painted a picture of high-level corruption in Turkey and heightened tensions … Read more

Anthro roundup: The populist battle over a Christmas figure in the Netherlands…

More thoughts from the Archaeology Division of the AAA- Publications, Blogging, and Making Conversations Count Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology by Jane Baxter Lynne Goldstein is a Professor of Anthropology and the Director of the Campus Archaeology Program at Michigan State University. She is the outgoing Publications Director for the Archaeology Division of the AAA. … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “A Worldwide Survey of Encryption Products…

A Worldwide Survey of Encryption Products Berkman Center Newsfeed Teaser In this paper, which is modeled on a similar effort in 1999 by researchers from George Washington University, Berkman Fellow Bruce Schneier and collaborator Kathleen Seidel together with Harvard College student Saranya Vijayakuma identify and survey 865 encryption products from 55 different countries, 546 of them … Read more

Erdoğan defends police brutality and claims Turkey avoided being Ukraine, Egypt…

  Turkey, Egypt in fresh quarrel after Erdoğan’s remarks The foreign ministries of Turkey and Egypt have traded a fresh round of accusatory statements, with the latter condemning Erdoğan’s latest remarks and his ‘flagrant intervention’ in Egypt’s internal affairs Turkey avoided being Ukraine, Egypt: Erdoğan Turkish police has behaved softly to demonstrators when compared to the U.S. … Read more

Vintage stores in İstanbul… a news roundup…

By Retro The piece in Turkish here: Sizleri 1960’lara Kadar Götürecek 10 Vintage Dükkan ListeList by Çağla Gillis ************ Grimshaw Releases New Images of World’s Largest Airport Terminal in Istanbul ArchDaily New images have been released of Istanbul‘s new airport, designed by Grimshaw, Nordic Office of Architecture and Haptic Architects, assisted by Istanbul New Airport will be one of … Read more

Contemporary Istanbul 2014 starts… The Istanbul Marathon tomorrow… İstanbul news roundup

Satellites capture Istanbul’s ‘gray’ transformation over past decade  Hurriyet Daily News A comparison of 20 satellite photos hosted by Google Earth reveals how Istanbul has changed with more concrete and less green spaces in the past decade Istanbul once again the capital of arts One of the world’s leading international art fairs, ‘Contemporary Istanbul,’ starts today. … Read more

What do you know? “Erdoğan says America was discovered by Muslims, not Columbus

Erdoğan says America was discovered by Muslims, not Columbus Hurriyet Daily News America was discovered by Muslims in 1178, not by Christopher Columbus in 1492, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has claimed, vowing to build a mosque in Cuba if authorities issue permission. In the same speech, he slammed those who use Islam for political means … Read more