No free will for some: Pro-Kurdish Metropolitan Mayors of Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van Removed from Office…

Metropolitan Mayors of Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van Removed from Office Bianet :: English The Ministry of Interior has announced that Metropolitan Mayors of Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van have been removed from office on the ground that there are ongoing investigations against them at heavy penal courts. The news comes after Wives of Turkey’s opposition figures meet … Read more

Only a few, literally, critical legacy media outlet remains in Turkey after the last raids…

I guess, Cumhuriyet, Sözcü, Halk TV are the only few media outlets that remain to be classified as critical of government… Hayatın Sesi TV Sealed Bianet :: English Regie room of Hayatın Sesi TV has been sealed, its Youtube broadcast shut down. Continuing its broadcasting on social media, channel staff said “We are here and not … Read more

More than 11K teachers fired, 28 HDP municipalities to be seized, Altan Brothers arrested without no substantive judiciary process…

More than 11,000 teachers suspended over PKK links More than 11,000 teachers have been suspended over suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Turkey’s Education Ministry announced on Sept. 8 Turkey Uses Post-Coup Emergency Decree to Purge Mayors and Teachers NYT > Turkey by By CEYLAN YEGINSU The government said it would take over the … Read more

bianet is 10 years old!

As far as I know, bianet, a local news network that is generously funded by the EU could not challenge major news agencies in Turkey but it certainly made a difference in its 10 years of existence….
bianet (Independent Communication Network) comprises more than internet news website It is a continuously unfolding network since 1997 and embraces “Training Drives” for journalists and communication students and NGOs; handbook series, “Radio Programs” for the local media, conferences, forums, international exchange programs.

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