Jussi Parikka: “Earwitnesses of a Coup Night: The Many Media Infrastructures of Social Action”

Earwitnesses of a Coup Night: The Many Media Infrastructures of Social Action The particularly cruel scenes in Ankara and Istanbul from July 15th and 16th circulated quickly. From eye witness accounts to images detached from their context, media users, viewers and readers was soon seeing the graphic depictions of what had happened with the added … Read more

Well, after all, Erdoğan wants the Presidential system…

Presidential system, new charter back on agenda Presidential system, new charter back on agenda Erdoğan starts pushing for system change in Turkey In line with the proverb “Strike while the iron is hot,” Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan lost no time bringing forward the issue of a radical shift in Turkey from the current parliamentary system to a … Read more

Turkey’s top religious body names ISIS as a terrorist organization.. NOT SURPRISINGLY Assassination plot against Erdoğan’s daughter declared fake

Turkey’s top religious body releases report on ISIL, names it ‘terrorist organization’ Turkey’s top religious affairs body has released a report on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), where it defined the group as a terror organization for the first time. Assassination plot against Erdoğan’s daughter declared fake The story of an alleged assassination … Read more

For the moment, “Turkey’s pro-gov’t ‘trolls’ hit hard in latest Twitter battle

  Turkey’s pro-gov’t ‘trolls’ hit hard in latest Twitter battle A spectacular social media war has begun, with Turkey’s pro-gov’t ‘trolls’ losing the latest battle against an apparently more organized virtual opposition. Ceylan Yeginsu ‏@CeylanWrites The Sultanahmet bomber was a 4-month pregnant teen from Dagestan, whose husband died in Kobani fighting for ISIS. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/05/world/europe/a-norway-town-and-its-pipeline-to-jihad-in-syria.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share … Renowned Turkish professor … Read more

As Turkey loses the Charlie Hebdo trial… “Turkish PM calls reprinting of Charlie Hebdo cartoons ‘deliberate provocation’

  Turkish PM calls reprinting of Charlie Hebdo cartoons ‘deliberate provocation’ Davutoğlu slammed Cumhuriyet for reprinting the Charlie Hebdo cartoon featuring the Prophet Muhammad New Charlie Hebdo Muhammad Cartoon Stirs Muslim Anger in Mideast  NYT > Turkey by By ANNE BARNARD The authorities in Egypt and Turkey moved to place restrictions on the cartoon, which shows the … 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