For AKP leadership, peace is something lost on the way to printers… #TurkeyElections

Turkey’s Kurdish peace bid ‘lost on way to printers’ Turkish PM Davutoğlu said two pages about the Kurdish peace bid were accidentally lost while his party’s electoral manifesto was being sent to the printing press, stirring fresh controversy with the HDP, which is focused on the Kurdish problem President Erdoğan chairs cabinet, with Ağrı incident and electorate … Read more

Video: Ekrem Dumanı, Zaman chief editor, detained by police. Dispatches…

This is a good link: Also this one: European Commission – PRESS RELEASES – Press release – Joint statement on the police raids and arrests of media representatives in Turkey – Dec 14 – Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European … Read more

Turkish justice: “Court releases ‘man with machete’ who attacked Gezi protesters

Court releases ‘man with machete’ who attacked Gezi protesters An Istanbul court today released S.Ç., dubbed the ?machete man? after video surfaced showing him allegedly attacking protester ***************** Newspaper men detained for ?noise pollution? while selling papers in Istanbul Two men selling newspapers Aydınlık and Birgün have been detained by security officials for creating noise … Read more

Sea of lies… CNN denies apology over Turkey coverage while Suspect in Gezi protester?s death released…

CNN denies apology over Turkey coverage CNN International took it to Twitter to respond to debates around a caption error regarding a ruling party rally in Turkey. Suspect in Gezi protester?s death released An Eskişehir court has released S.K., who was allegedly involved in the beating death of 19-year-old Gezi protester Ali İsmail Korkmaz, while … Read more

Birgün daily’s cover today. Impossibility of opposition in contemporary Turkey…

Today Birgün, a leftist daily sort of announced the names of a group of columnists most of whom lost their jobs allegedly under the pressure of Erdoğan government. The implication was that these would start to write for the paper. However, it seems that some of the columnists have not decided yet to begin contributing. … Read more

Shoe-throwing- Turkish version

last update: 02 Oct. 2009- 10:50

Todays Birgüns first page
Today's Birgün's first page

The paper for whom Mr. Özbek works for shows solidarity, I guess. “Everyone needs a shoe one day”. The thrown shoe is an imitation Nike shoe.

Selçuk Özbek, an editor at Birgün, a leftist daily, throws a shoe at Mr. Strauss-Kahn. The incident took place at another campus of my university. I was in the other campus, waiting  for the introductory meeting with Media MA students. At first, we thought he was one of our students but he turned out to be a journalist. Not particularly imaginative after the original show throwing event. Mr. Strauss-Kahn responded maturely.

The protester has been released during the day. My Facebook and Friendfeed newsstream is full of comments praising the action although I am not that excited. More in the comments section…

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