#Europe agenda: Deadly storms… France vs. Fake News…

 Deadly storm blasts across Europe, killing three BBC News | Europe | World Edition Three people die and at least 20 are injured as high winds pummel most of western Europe. Emmanuel Macron: French president announces ‘fake news’ law  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Social media could face tougher rules on content during elections, … Read more

For the record, German Foreign Office released the harshest statement against Turkey…

via It seems that Turkey forgot that it is a state and asked Germany to exchange 2 Turkish generals who asked asylum in Germany for the jailed German journalist… Hanging out in Middle East too much may have caused self-identificatory problems…. Germany warns citizens of Turkey risks amid arrests – BBC News BBC – Jul 20 … Read more

Yet another Bodyguards-in-brawl in US…

This was not the first time Erdoğan’s bodyguards got involved in a brawl in US. However, this seems to be the wildest one. The only rational explanation is that intended audiences are back in Turkey.  Turkish authorities have long lost caring about what Western audiences will think about.  They know they will somehow evade consequences but we, … Read more

#Referendum2017 Results are marred by substantive allegations….

I was very upset with the November 1, 2015 election results when AKP had a landslide victory. However, that’s what voters chose and in the last analysis I am fine with that. It is part of the democratic system we have to live with that. As long as there are legitimate elections, we can always … Read more

Turkey is after the happiest country in the world, Norway, after the latter gives Turkish officers asylum… A FP roundup…

Turkey protests against Norway giving officers asylum  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Ambassador to Ankara summoned after Norway grants political asylum to Turkish officers allegedly linked to failed coup. Debate: Berlin refusing to export arms to Turkey  euro|topics The German government has rejected several requests from Ankara for arms exports in recent months. The human rights situation … Read more

Turkey maintains its record: New Twitter transparency report says Turkey leads in social media censorship…

Turkey leads in social media censorship: new Twitter transparency report Turkey Blocks – Editorial – Mar 21, 7:41 AM The latest quarterly transparency report from Twitter Inc. reveals that Turkey once again led globally in number of content takedown requests by court order in the last quarter of 2016. The popular social media and micro-blogging … Read more

“Turkey backers” response to “Europe”: flooding social media with Nazi symbols…

  ‘Turkey backers’ target Amnesty, BBC and other major Twitter accounts  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Hackers tweeted “Nazi Germany, Nazi Holland” from several official accounts in Turkish. Twitter accounts tweet swastikas and pro-Erdoğan support in massive hack  World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Alex Hern Accounts that use third-party analytics service Twitter Counter compromised … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Dutch election offers huge relief for other EU governments…

Dutch election offers huge relief for other EU governments EurActiv.com by Georgi Gotev Exit polls showing Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) far ahead of Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party (PVV) were greeted with relief in Brussels yesterday night (15 March), amid fears of a surge in populism in Europe, with elections in France and … Read more

#Europe agenda: “EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid te

EU leaders embrace multi-speed Europe amid tensions BBC News | Europe | World Edition The EU needs flexibility as well as unity, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Spain say. The Dutch-Moroccans at the centre of an election campaign  BBC News | Europe | World Edition When Dutch populist leader Geert Wilders accused young Moroccans of … Read more

#Europe agenda: “Should Germany ban AKP election campaign” while President Erdoğan bids up by claiming: “Germany ‘aids and harbours terror’..

Debate: Should Germany ban AKP election campaign?  euro|topics The city of Gaggenau in south-west Germany has cancelled an event at which the Turkish Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ was to appear, stressing that this was not a political decision against the campaign for Turkish constitutional reform but a decision based on security concerns. President Erdoğan plans to … Read more

FP roundup: Turkey and her alleged “spy” imams in Europe…

Directorate of Religious Affairs recalls ‘spy’ imams in Germany   Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) announced on Feb. 10 the recall and discharge of Turkish imams who were accusing of spying by Germany. ‘Russian Jet Accidentally Hit Our Soldiers’, Says Turkish Armed Forces Bianet :: English   In an operation into ISIS in al-Bab, a Russian … Read more

#Eurosphere agenda: Massive anti-corruption protests in Romania continues…

Romania leaders under growing pressure amid protests BBC News | Europe | World Edition   A new decree to free officials jailed for corruption has sparked outrage across Romania. Romania protests continue against government ‘thieves’ Aljazeera.com–3 hours ago “I do not want to divide Romania,” a pale and tired-looking Grindeanu said in a televised address, sparking … Read more

#Eurosphere -An Al Jazeera piece on Israeli diplomats and UK politicians stirs some tension…

Israelis parliamentary plot against UK politicians  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH)   Al Jazeera reveals discussions of Israel diplomat and British civil servant to ‘take down’ anti-settlement politicians. Deadly icy spell grips much of Europe, including Greek islands  BBC News | Europe | World Edition   Plunging temperatures in Europe claim 20 lives, as even the … Read more

#Anthropology – Role of Rumors in Fueling Anxieties in the Internet Age- Why Anthropologists Failed to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions

Why Anthropologists Failed to Boycott Israeli Academic Institutions Savage Minds: Notes and Queries in Anthropology — A Group Blog by Carole McGranahan   By: Lara Deeb and Jessica Winegar In 2016 the movement to boycott Israeli academic institutions for their involvement in the illegal occupation of Palestine both gathered significant steam and faced a huge roadblock. … Read more

#Eurosphere “A Muslim woman as Romania’s head of government?

Romania readies itself for first female and first Muslim prime minister EurActiv.com by Samuel Morgan   Romania could appoint its first female and first Muslim prime minister after the Social Democratic Party (PSD) put its support behind Sevil Shhaideh, in a shock move following the Eastern European country’s 11 December elections. EurActiv Romania reports. Debate: A Muslim … Read more