In 2015 in Turkey, 500 journalists fired… 73 Miners Killed…

Turkish Court of Accounts doesn’t reveal audit reports, raising concerns about transparency The Turkish Court of Auditors has not announced its annual audit reports publicly, reversing the practice of releasing detailed reports in the past, raising concerns about transparency in public spending 500 journalists fired, 70 others attacked in 2015: TGC Around 500 journalists were fired and … Read more

A civilizational difference: Turkey fans vs. British fans… #ParisAttacks

Turkey fans boo minute’s silence for Paris victims – Nov 17, 4:08 PM ISTANBUL Turkish fans booed during the minute’s silence for the victims of the Paris attacks before their national team drew 0-0 with Greece in a friendly international soccer game on Tuesday. The mark of respect was observed at matches across Turkey … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Greenwald says “The Sunday Times’ Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst

The Sunday Times’ Snowden Story is Journalism at its Worst — and Filled with Falsehoods The Intercept by Glenn Greenwald (updated below) Western journalists claim that the big lesson they learned from their key role in selling the Iraq War to the public is that it’s hideous, corrupt and often dangerous journalism to give anonymity to … Read more

Now it is Pope’s turn: “Erdoğan warns Pope Francis not to repeat ‘mistake’ about Armenian claims…

Erdoğan warns Pope Francis not to repeat ‘mistake’ about Armenian claims Turkish President Erdoğan has condemned Pope Francis, warning him to not repeat the ‘mistake’ of describing the mass killings of Ottoman Armenians as ‘genocide.’ European Parliament set to vote on ‘genocide’ claims The European Parliament is set to discuss and vote on a resolution April 15 … Read more

Journalism agenda: 6 news orgs’ Snapchat stories…

Snapchat stories: Here’s how 6 news orgs are thinking about the chat app  Nieman Journalism Lab by Joseph Lichterman When Sam Sheffer, The Verge’s social media editor, launched the site’s Snapchataccount at the end of July last year, he meant it to be a small-scale experiment. “I only promoted it on my personal Twitter account,” Sheffer … Read more

Protesters denouncing ‘Islamisation’ of schools met by Police Water Cannons today in Turkey…

Boycott of schools begins across Turkey A boycott of schools was launched on Feb. 13 upon a call from the Eğitim-Sen teachers’ union and a number of Alevi associations to protest the government’s recent education system implementations, including on compulsory religion classes. Dozens detained around Turkey in school boycott Dozens were detained around Turkey on Feb 13 … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Greek exit polls signal #Syriza win

Greek exit polls signal Syriza win  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Exit polls suggest a clear victory for the anti-austerity Syriza party in a tightly fought Greek general election. Greek politics: a River runs through it open Democracy News Analysis – by Stavros Theodorakis Stavros Theodorakis, leader of To Potami (The River) – the party … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Spotify now in Turkey… A new tool for watching how popular videos spread online

Spotify is now live in 32 countries after launching in Taiwan, Argentina, Greece and Turkey Update, as with past Spotify launches, we?ve found that the company has added more than one new market. This post has been updated to reflect that. Spotify has launched its service in four new markets ? Taiwan, Argentina, Greece and … Read more

Tokyo wins, Istanbul loses… IOC’s 2020 Olympics decision…. Istanbul reaches the final round in IOC’s 2020 Olympics host city vote Istanbul and Tokyo reach the second round of IOC’s voting for the host city of the 2020 Olympics. Madrid was eliminated Armenian community members in Argentina protest against Istanbul 2020 bid Members of the Armenian community in Argentina protested over the presence Istanbul’s bid … Read more

Orhan Kemal Cengiz on EU funding NGOs in Turkey/ new issue of Political Reflection Vol. 1 | No. 2 …

?Europeanizing Turkey and the Politics of Fear? by Dr. Rabia Karakaya Polat

from Changing Turkey in a Changing World by Changing Turkey

Excerpt from Rabia Karakaya Polat (2010) ?How Far away from the Politics of Fear: Turkey in the EU Accession Process? in Tunkrova, L. and Saradin P. (eds.) The Politics of EU Accession: Turkish Challenges and Central European Experiences, London: Routledge, pp. 58-71.

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Virtual Issue: The Anthropology of Knowledges

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In advance of the American Anthropological Association Annual Conference, the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute is pleased to announce the Virtual Issue on “The Anthropology of Knowledges”. The articles are available online without any charge.

To know or not to know? Practices of knowledge and ignorance among Bidayuhs in an “impurely” Christian world
Liana Chua

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