AKP on full frontal attack: Birth control ‘treason’/ Dance is ‘against public morality’/ Patients have no right to demand C-sections

All particularly targetting women…  Turkish President Erdoğan declares birth control ‘treason’ “They betrayed this country for years by [promoting] birth control and attempting to dry up our [next] generations,” Erdoğan said Erdogan Says Turkey’s Supporters of Contraception Are Traitors  NYT > Turkey by By CEYLAN YEGINSU Remarks by the Turkish president at a wedding were the latest in … Read more

Protests on the 1st Anniversary of Corruption Probe as Turkey NOW Convicted of Torturing 19 y.o. Demonstrator

Protests on the 1st Anniversary of Corruption Probe  Bianet :: English Several protests have been held on the 1st Anniversary of Corruption Probe within which four minister resigned. While the hashtag #hırsızvar (#thereisathief) became a top tweet, 5 demonstrators were detained in Istanbul. Blame game continues in Dink murder case: Former Istanbul intelligence head accuses former Trabzon … Read more

Pope call to combat fanaticism, Erdoğan slams Islamophobia, ISIL…

LIVE: Pope Francis becomes first foreign guest of Erdoğan at presidential palace Pope Francis has arrived in Turkey for a three-day visit that many are billing as an opportunity to increase dialogue between the Muslim and Christian worlds at a time of increased religious tension. Pope call to combat fanaticism  BBC News | Europe | World Edition … Read more

The President Who Ate Turkey… Dispatches from Turkey…

The President Who Ate Turkey POLITICO – Steven A. Cook – Without fail every year, starting around November 10, my #Turkey Twitter feed is jammed with not just the latest news from Ankara and Istanbul, but also Auntie Jean’s turkey recipe and suggestions about how to deep fry the bird without blowing up… Foreigners don’t like … Read more

Recep İvedik vs. PSY’s Gentleman… A social fabric roundup from Turkey

The Irresistible Attraction of the Turkish Yokel from The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya Turkish yokels probably have some kind of personal magnetism, as global superstars seem to keep copying them.   Firstly, it was reported that Borat could be a plagiarized character, derived from the real-life Mahir Cagri.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASO_zypdnsQ   Minorities seen as threat by … Read more

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