From Turkey with Love: Ankara mayor believes Foreign powers performing ‘earthquake tests’ near Istanbul to destroy Turkish economy…

Foreign powers performing ‘earthquake tests’ near Istanbul to destroy economy: Ankara mayor   Recent earthquakes in the western province of Çanakkale could have been organized by dark external powers aiming to destroy Turkey’s economy with an “artificial earthquake” near Istanbul, Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek has claimed.   Turkey’s religious affairs directorate criticizes matchmaking TV shows   Turkey’s … Read more

No water for 4 days. Kadıköy, İstanbul seems to be punished by İSKİ… İstanbul news roundup

Kadıköy is one of the busy, secular and settled district in the Anatolian side of Istanbul. It is governed by CHP, main opposition party, but water supply is provided by İSKİ, of Istanbul Municipality of AKP, governing party. 4 days is a bit long time and probably intentional… A Kadıköy resident, Cem Hakverdi @cmhkvrd_ published some photos:  kadıköy’de 4 gündür su yok. … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: “Machete attacker gets away with TL 9,000 fine… “Shiite Mosque attacked twice in two days

  Pro-Erdoğan group hacks Armenian weekly’s website, threatens community with ‘eradication’  Hurriyet Daily News Hackers posted PM Erdoğan’s photo and threat messages Mosque belonging to Shiite community suffers second attack in two days A mosque belonging to the Shiite Caferi community in Istanbul’s Esenyurt district was vandalized just a day after being subject to an arson attack … Read more