Just what Turkey needs: “Erdoğan biopic to hit Turkish screens

Erdoğan biopic to hit Turkish screens: Producer Shooting will start next week on a feature film tracing the early career of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan from his childhood in a poor district in Istanbul to his rise to become the city’s mayor, its producers said Jan. 15 Unemployment continues to stand at double digits in Turkey The … Read more

More than 10 dead as Socialist youth volunteering for Kobani targeted in the explosion in Kobani #SuruçtaKatliamVar

Deadly blast hits Turkish town  BBC News | Europe | World Edition An explosion hits a cultural centre in the Turkish town of Suruc near the Syrian border, killing at least 10 people, local media say. Scores of casualties after explosion at culture center near Turkey’s border with Syria An explosion has left scores dead in a … Read more

Elections for parliament speaker continues while Turkey’s presidential office plays logical games to justify ISIS

ISIL exists because al-Assad exists: Erdoğan aide A senior spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s office has indicated the presence of terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was linked to the prevalence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria AKP candidate leads in elections for parliament speaker in … Read more

One party rule- “Turkey’s state-run TV refuses to air CHP ad ‘targeting gov’t’

Turkey’s state-run TV refuses to air CHP ad ‘targeting gov’t’ The state-run Turkish Radio Television (TRT) has refused to air an election campaign advertisement by the main opposition party ‘because it directly targets the government,’ Turkish President Erdoğan promises police force full support President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has pledged full support to Turkey’s police force against any … Read more

Armenia loses hope, withdraws normalization protocols signed in 2009…

Armenia Withdraws “Normalization” Protocols From Parliament  Bianet :: English Following Armenia’s withdrawal from normalization protocols signed in 2009, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry made a statement, saying that Armenia’s decision was “unfortunate”. Frustration over Özgecan Aslan continues in Turkey:  Death penalty is not solution, says Özgecan’s father The father of Özgecan Aslan, a 20-year-old student who was brutally killed … Read more

Cengiz Aktar (@AktarCengiz): Kobane ve Syriza rüzgârları

Kobane ve Syriza rüzgârları   View image | gettyimages.com Güdük demokrasimiz son demlerini yaşarken bir seçim kazanıldı bir de muharebe. Yurtdışında cereyan etseler de memleketin moralini birebir etkilediler. Syriza’nın seçim zaferi bir sol alternatif olabileceği hissiyatını yeşertti. Kobane seferberliği Kürtlerin mücadelesini uluslararasılaştırırken Suriye Kürdistanına yeni bir nefes verdi, siyasî özerklik modelinin önünü açtı. Türkiye’deki siyasî … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Another child killed in Cizre… Children profiled by Diyarbakır Education Office…

Twelve-year-old shot dead in Turkey’s Kurdish southeast A 12-year-old boy was shot dead in Cizre in southeast Turkey on Wednesday, the sixth person to be killed in the largely Kurdish town in the last three weeks, security sources said. The spate of killings risk undermining confidence in a two-year-old peace process between the government and the … Read more

Davutoğlu in Paris becomes an Internet meme… Dispatches from Turkey…

via Amnesty launches campaign to stop S Korea exporting tear gas to Turkey The change.org campaign aims to stop S Korea exporting some 1.9 mln tear gas canisters to Turkey Repent over your tattoos, Turkey’s top religious body says Turkey’s top religious body has issued a fatwa that urges Muslims who have tattoos to repent if they … Read more

3 years past. Roboski/ Uludere Massacre not forgotten.

Roboski airstrike – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roboski_airstrike Wikipedia The Roboski airstrike, also known as the Uludere massacre, Sirnak massacre, orRoboski massacre took place on December 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm local time Families ask Erdoğan to keep promise to find perpetrators of Roboski massacre on 3rd anniversary Families have demanded President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to … Read more

A few days ago Islamic scholar Gülen called for calm among supporters, President Erdoğan vowed to finish off ‘parallel structure’ and today…

European Commission – Statement Joint statement on the police raids and arrests of media representatives in Turkey Brussels, 14 December 2014 Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, issued the following statement today: The police raids and arrests … Read more

Turkey moves to make Ottoman language compulsory, Erdoğan meets with the militant Islamist leader, Davutoğlu warns Army…

Compulsory Ottoman language classes in high schools stirs debate Turkey’s national education council has agreed to send a proposal to introduce compulsory Ottoman language courses in high school education to a vote in its general assembly meeting After meeting Erdoğan, militant Islamist leader complains of ‘mind control’ The released leader of a militant Islamist group in Turkey … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: ECHR Landmark decision- “Turkey discriminates against Alevis over worship places

Turkey discriminates against Alevis over worship places, Euro court says in landmark ruling Turkey was sued at the ECHR over the non-payment of the electricity bills of a cemevi by the state, while those of other worship places are paid ECHR Convicts Turkey of Punishing Funeral Attendance  Bianet :: English The European Court of Human Rights convicted … Read more

Erdoğan’s palace to be protected by commandos… Open Source Analysis of The IS Attack on Kobane… “NATO calls on Turkey to join EU sanctions against Russia as Putin visits Ankara…

The IS Attack on Kobane: Open Source Analysis turkeywonk.wordpress.com – aaronstein1 – Nov 30, 6:55 AM – Yesterday, the Islamic State detonated four suicide car bombs in the embattled town of Kobane. One VBIED detonated just inside the Mursitpinar border gate. After the explosion, clashes broke out between the YPG and the Islamic state in … Read more

Two autocrats, Erdoğan and Putin, to meet in Turkey… Dispatches from Turkey….

Turkey, Russia to seek new ways to deepen economic ties despite disagreements in Syria, Ukraine Moscow and Ankara will likely focus on finding new ways to enhance their already-tight relationship during Russian president’s high-level Ankara visit Turkey, Russia building new investment platform for joint projects across Russia’s regions The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Renaissance Holding … Read more

Turkish Constitutional Court working on 10 percent election threshold… Turkey’s Science Minister declares Muslims discovered Earth… Dispatches from Turkey…

Turkish Constitutional Court working on 10 percent election threshold Turkey’s Constitutional Court is considering applications that call for lifting the 10 percent threshold in the Turkish election system, according to Constitutional Court head Haşim Kılıç. Muslims discovered Earth is round, Turkey’s Science Minister says After President Erdoğan’s ‘Muslims discovered America’ claim, a Turkish minister raises the ante … Read more