Turkey is set to release up to 38,000 prisoners [for newcomers…] Updates on the Özgür Gündem raid…

Turkey is set to release up to 38,000 prisoners Turkey is set to release 38,000 prisoners as part of two new state of emergency decrees published in the Official Gazette on Aug. 17, in an apparent move to reduce its prison population to make space for thousands of people who have been arrested as part of … Read more

A roundup for #BaltimoreRiots

Baltimore set for ‘victory rally’ as officers charged Thousands expected to attend march, celebrating charges against six police officers over custodial death of a black man.  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) / Clashes in US city Baltimore after Freddie Gray funeral AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) National Guard, curfew activated amid confrontations after memorial for black … Read more

Contemporary Istanbul 2014 starts… The Istanbul Marathon tomorrow… İstanbul news roundup

Satellites capture Istanbul’s ‘gray’ transformation over past decade  Hurriyet Daily News A comparison of 20 satellite photos hosted by Google Earth reveals how Istanbul has changed with more concrete and less green spaces in the past decade Istanbul once again the capital of arts One of the world’s leading international art fairs, ‘Contemporary Istanbul,’ starts today. … Read more

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