Black Monday: Cumhuriyet daily raided, its chief editor and many columnists detained…

Prominent #Cumhuriyet columnist & #Turkey rep for @globalfreemedia @KadriGursel reported among journos slated for detention.His house raided — Amberin Zaman (@amberinzaman) October 31, 2016 Cumhuriyet is one of the last reporting newspapers in Turkey; I do not say even say oppositional-just reporting. — Sezin Öney (@SezinOney) October 31, 2016   Turkish police … Read more

Numbers change in reports but jailed journalists amount to more than 100…

The EFJ and the IFJ listed 107 journalists and media workers/owners detained since the coup attempt (15 July) in Turkey: source: European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and affiliates list updated on: 13 September 2016 you can submit a new alert (arrest or release) HERE   İbrahim Balta (Zaman) Seyit Kılıç (former TRT) Bayram Kaya (Yeni Hayat) Cihan … Read more

If you still wanna come: Istanbul’s culture and arts calendar for September 2015…”Al-Istanbul: How Turkey’s largest city became a hub for Arab tourists….

GUIDE: Istanbul’s culture and arts calendar for September 2015 Istanbul offers a wide range of activities to serve Istanbulites with different tastes, from a cooking workshop to one focusing on the problems of single mothers; from a Tarkan concert to a Latin music festival. Here is a calendar for Istanbul’s culture and arts events for September … Read more

Clear cut: “The End of Turkey in Europe”/ “New Turkey” deconstructed in Open Democracy series…

The End of Turkey in Europe Freedom House – Nate Schenkkan – On December 17, 2013, Turkey woke up to mass police raids across the country. The chief executive of state-owned HalkBank was detained, and television stations showed shoeboxes stuffed with millions of American dollars pulled out from under his… Turkey’s politicians should not be let … Read more

Turkey today: Corruption investigation censored; Erdoğan bestows tradesmen with policing mission- another fascistic imagination of society

Turkish President Erdoğan bestows tradesmen with policing mission Hurriyet Daily News Erdoğan has this time bestowed a ‘volunteer mission’ on tradesmen throughout Turkey We Don’t Recognize the Media Ban And Take Legal Action  Bianet :: English Just like the previous times, bianet refuses to follow the media ban imposed on the coverage of 4 former ministers’ statements … Read more

Nothing new: “Erdoğan says women’s equality with men ‘against nature’ Dispatches from Turkey…

Turkish President Erdoğan says women’s equality with men ‘against nature’ Gender equality is against nature: Thus spoke Turkish President Erdoğan President cites Oslo talks to justify exclusion of third-party from Kurdish peace process Time has proven that the involvement of any third party would further complicate Turkey’s Kurdish peace process instead of helping it, President Erdoğan has … Read more

Turkey’s new PM to be chosen in AKP Congress where 13 Media Institutions banned.

6,000 people honor Atatürk’s memory by forming his portrait **************** ‘AKP chair, not leadership, is changing hands’ Here are the first impressions from the ruling party’s congress in Ankara Accreditation Barrier for 13 Media Institutions by AKP 13 media institutions, including Cihan News Agency, were restrained from broadcasting AKP congress on the account that they weren’t accredited. These … Read more

(Suspicion of) Ebola at Istanbul airport

  Nigerian passenger causes panic over Ebola suspicion at Istanbul airport A Nigerian passenger has been placed under quarantine on suspicion of having the Ebola virus at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport In other İstanbul news: World Press Photo 2014 exhibition travels to İstanbul Cihan News Agency Award-winning snapshots by photojournalists from around the world will once again adorn … Read more

Istanbul, Europe’s biggest, world’s 15th most populous city. İstanbul news roundup…

İstanbul expecting nearly 2 mln more visitors in 2014 Today‘s Zaman İstanbul, which hosted 9.87 million tourists in 2013, is expecting 11.6 million this year, according to the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index. Marriott banking on Istanbul’s charm to woo Gulf tourists Gulf Times The Marriott International in Istanbul, whose guests from the Gulf region account … Read more

Istanbul: A Broken Silhouette…. an Istanbul news roundup..

A Broken Silhouette stambouline by Emily Neumeier Istanbul’s new Metro Bridge and the political battle over the city’s historic panorama İstanbul’s mega projects to kill nature and environment Today’s Zaman Present at the press conference were, among others, Professor Nuran Zeren Gülersoy (İstanbul Technical University [İTÜ] architecture faculty, city and Ottoman İstanbul in 10 iconic … Read more

“İstanbul’s historical peninsula disappearing… an Istanbul news roundup…

İstanbul’s historical peninsula disappearing Cihan News Agency The historical peninsula, İstanbul’s Old City, is like a huge outdoor museum, with thousands of artifacts and architectural masterpieces; however, it is Istanbul Becomes the Last Stop on the ‘Grand Tour’ Men’s Journal Istanbul has gone by several names over the years. Founded as the Greek city of … Read more