Turkey welcomes #G20 Summit with a police raid at Zaman daily…

#Turkish police raid #Zaman newspaper’s headquarters to see if Özgür Bugün’s printed there Turkish columnist faces probe for ‘insulting Erdoğan’ Two separate probes have been launched against Cengiz Çandar, Radikal news portal columnist, for his seven articles allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Infographics: One-third of ISIL suspects jailed in Turkey are foreigners One-third of all suspects … Read more

Let there be no doubt despite Erdoğan’s distractions before the #TurkeyElections: “ISIL behind Oct 10 Ankara Massacre, says prosecutor’s office

Chief Prosecution says ISIS Responsible for Ankara Massacre  Bianet :: English Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has declared Ankara bombing was executed by Antep-based cell that received order from ISIS in Syria, and plans other acts. ISIL behind Oct 10 Ankara Massacre, says prosecutor’s office An Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) sleeper cell based … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: A project from Medium aims to find 243 people disappeared on a ship in the Mediterranean…

243 people disappeared on a ship in the Mediterranean; a new project from Medium aims to find them Nieman Journalism Lab by Laura Hazard Owen The disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in March 2014 set off a worldwide search for the missing plane. How could a flight carrying 239 people just go missing? The mystery … Read more

Erdoğan blackmailing EU: “Act in Syria [that is fight against Asad], or get ready to accept more refugees… Eurosphere agenda…

Erdogan tells EU: Act in Syria, or get ready to accept more refugees EurActiv.com Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday (5 October) urged the EU to train rebels, and to consider a no-fly zone and safe haven area in Syria, during talks to address Europe’s growing migrant crisis. US, NATO condemn Russia’s violations of Turkish airspace  EurActiv.com … Read more

The #Aspendos drama. Only ISIS can do worse than Turkey in damaging historical heritage…

White marble used in Aspendos restoration stirs debate Recent restoration work at the historical amphitheater of Aspendos has sparked outrage among tourists and cultural associations, as white marble has been used on the ancient site’s stairs and seats rather than stones of the original texture and color ‘Kitchen renos’ at ancient theater of Aspendos provoke incredulity The … Read more

Tyranny of bureaucracy: Students under Sun, bureaucrats under shade… News from the social fabric…

113 killed in car crashes in Turkey during Eid al-Adha A total of 113 people were killed in car crashes across Turkey during the nine-day Eid al-Adha holiday as hundreds of thousands of citizens began to return amid intensifying traffic 1,500 refugees sent from Edirne to other Turkish cities Syrian refugees, who have waited over 10 days … Read more

Kurdish news agency #DİHA in Diyarbakır raided by Turkish security forces, 10s detained; Turkey recruits more militias against Kurdish guerillas…

A video from the scene: A list of detained DIHA employees: DIHA agency website currently blocked in Turkey: http://www.diclehaber.com/en   Ongoing censorship blocks Kurdish, critical, data-based media … Today’s Zaman–Aug 16, 2015 The majority of sites that have been blocked are Kurdish media outlets, including ANF, ANHA, the Dicle News Agency (DİHA), Rojnews and … Almost 400 … Read more

in Edirne, elderly woman resists construction at a park; in Ankara, all united to have a fair election result; in Batman BDP chases for lost votes in the dark….

Elderly woman resists construction at a park in northwestern Turkish city   A 75-year-old woman has stopped construction at a local park in the northwestern province of Edirne by sitting in front of the bulldozer.   Erdogan won the elections, but will he convince the Turkish people?   The prime minister governs a polarised nation, … Read more

EFD Seçim Günlüğü- “Mustafa Sarıgül resmen aday

seçim günlüğü Adaylar Mustafa Sarıgül resmen aday   CHP İstanbul İl Başkanı Oğuz Kaan Salıcı ve Şişli Belediye Başkanı Mustafa Sarıgül ortak basın toplantısı düzenliyor. Bugün Mustafa Sarıgül’ün İstanbul Büyükşehir Belediye Başkan adaylığı için adaylık yapması bekleniyor. İşte toplantıdan notlar: AK Parti adayı çalışmalara nereden başladıAK Parti Edirne Belediye Başkan adayı Ahmet Günşen, seçim çalışmalarına meyhaneden … Read more

Who will stop the Edirne lynchers?

In the last two weeks, there have been at least three incidents of communal lynching attempts in Turkey. Lynchers are frustrated and but coward people. They act only after they feel they will not be punished. Security forces in these incidents prove the theory that they are late to react… Today same group of lynchers … Read more