6 historical Beyoğlu places disappearing after gentrification… Istanbul news roundup…

Historical Emek Theatre is already gone. For the other 5 places check out this post [in Turkish[. Istanbul central to Orhan Pamuk’s A Strangeness in My Mind The Australian So writes Orhan Pamuk in Istanbul: Memories and the City (2003), a book that is both a childhood memoir and a paean to the Nobel prize-winning Hurriyet Daily … Read more

#ARTINTERNATIONAL 3rd edition starts in İstanbul…

  Istanbul’s ArtInternational contemporary art fair launches third edition The third edition of Istanbul’s global contemporary and modern art fair will open at the Haliç Congress Center on Sept. 4 welcoming both local and international VIP visitors. VIDEO: 12 Turkish police officers charged in the death of US woman at Istanbul airport A U.S. citizen who … Read more

Anger at Soldier funerals turning not only to PKK but to AKP representatives… And a social fabric roundup…

This is one a few other protest that occurred recently…. ************* Pro-gov’t businessman censors own remarks on ‘Erdoğan love’ A pro-AKP media tycoon has succeeded in his unusual lawsuit, with a court ruling to block reports on 50 news websites quoting his reflections on the ‘divine love’ between himself and President Erdoğan The long and arduous journey of … Read more

#TurkeyElections An AMA happened in Turkey. CHP’s Kılıçdaroğlu at @sozluk

  We do not have Reddit but Ekşi Sözlük and head of main opposition party Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu had an AMA session on April 12, 2015. A good coverage in Turkish here.   A selection of 23 questions and answers in Turkish here. In other news: Main opposition CHP to send delegation to Ağrı after deadly clash … Read more

Council of Europe says Turkey Didn’t Implement 1,241 ECHR Rulings As 58 notable citizens probed for criticizing Anadolu Agency on Twitter

58 probed for criticizing Anadolu Agency Hurriyet Daily News A probe has been launched into 58 well-known figures on the grounds that they criticized the state-run Anadolu Agency on Twitter Democracy at Risk: IPI Special Report on Turkey, 2015 ACTURCA International Press Institute (IPI) March 2015 Steven M. Ellis * Turkish authorities’ failure to safeguard – and, … Read more