Everyday we are insulting- 15 year old kid and a massive online community leader @srkninci detained and released today for insulting Erdoğan…

Turkish teen released after detention for ‘insulting’ Erdoğan due to age A schoolboy, initially thought to be 15, was detained by police in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri for allegedly “insulting” President Erdoğan before being released when the court determined he was in fact 14. Erdoğan’a hakarette bugün (2): İnci Sözlük yazarı gözaltına alındı Diken by … Read more

At least 86 dead as of 15:53 in Ankara explosions. AKP’s Turkey cannot even provide security in its own capital…

        Turkey blast: aftermath of Ankara bomb attack – video World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk The aftermath of twin explosions outside Ankara’s main train station on Saturday morning. The blasts appear to have targeted hundreds of people who had gathered to protest violence between authorities and Kurdish separatist group, the PKK. Turkish government … Read more

Key vote into graft claims postponed… “Turkish gov’t, HDP herald ‘new phase’ in Kurdish peace process

Panel delays key vote into graft claims related to former ministers Hurriyet Daily News A legislative commission investigating graft claims involving four former ministers has delayed a vote about whether to send them to the Supreme Council until Jan. 5, 2015 How Turkey Sabotaged Its Future  NYT > Turkey by By MUSTAFA AKYOL President Erdogan’s fixation on … Read more

Cartoonists hit back: #ErdoganCaricature Dispatches from Turkey

#ErdoganCaricature: cartoonists hit back at Turkish leader’s clampdown theguardian.com – James Walsh – Oct 23, 7:20 AM – Cartoonist Martin Rowson urges cartoonists to caricature Turkey’s president Erdoğan, to highlight the trial of a Turkish cartoonist who lampooned him The cartoonist and author Martin Rowson has encouraged people around the world to draw… Turkish deputy PM … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Probable justice bastardization: “Turkey charges 255 over mass Gezi Park protests

  Turkey charges 255 over mass Gezi Park protests Turkish prosecutors charge 255 protesters, including seven foreigners, over the mass demonstrations that swept the country in June   Gezi Case Opens in Kayseri 161 defendants stood trial first time in the central province of Kayseri for charges related to attending Gezi Resistance protests.   Government … Read more

A critical provocation in Gever, Yüksekova, Hakkari…

2 Kurdish protesters shot dead in Gever, Yüksekova, Hakkari by special forces. Let’s see how this murder is handled by government… Later, the hospital was pepper-gassed and attacked by special police forces who wanted to get the bodies of protesters….. BDP, HDP express indignation over protesters? death in Yüksekova Both the BDP and its recently founded … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Amnesty campaign for Berkin Elvan…

Amnesty seeks justice for 14-year-old victim of police brutality during Gezi protests AI has issued a call to Turkish authorities to launch a fair investigation to find the police officer responsible for firing a tear gas capsule that struck Berkin Elvan ?I tripped him up, police beat him,? confesses civilian suspect charged with killing Gezi … Read more

Social roundup: “Turkey marks 14th anniversary of Marmara earthquake that killed 17,000

Turkey marks 14th anniversary of Marmara earthquake that killed 17,000 Dozens of commemoration events have been organized across the Marmara region on the 14th anniversary of the country?s worst seismic disaster in recent history Taking the Stands The Turkish protest movement seems to be relocating from the streets to the stadiums. Turkish wrestling authority stands … Read more

Cengiz Aktar: Çılgın Kanal/Tükenmez/Jandarma

Çılgın Kanal Hükümetin içeride ve dışarıda takdir edilen üyelerinden Ali Babacan geçen hafta hiç âdeti olmamasına rağmen, görev konusu dışında kalan Kanal İstanbul projesi hakkında beyanda bulundu. Yakın coğrafyamızın ekolojik dengesini geri dönüşsüz bir şekilde altüst etme kapasitesi olan projenin gerçekçi olduğunu iddia etti.       Ankaralı ?yüksek sadakat? kurumlarından Yüksek Planlama Kurulu kararını vermiş, proje başlama aşamasına gelmiş. Babacan ?dünya için … Read more

A photo [and a video]: İdris N. Şahin, Turkey’s Minister of Interior Affairs, on Hakkari streets

In his surprising visit, Mr. Şahin broke iftar in the city center and then intended to walk around and chat with store owners. His PR stunt was interrupted by a group of Kurdish demonstrators who began to throw stones at him. He was taken to a cafe first until demonstrators were dispersed. Click enlarge to … Read more

After the latest PKK attack, same old responses from the Turkish statesmen, hateful discourses from the ordinary citizens…

Angry PM is now subject to angry Turks…  Erdogan Blamed Media Again and Insisted to Fight PKK Militarily from The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya Turks vent fury at PM over Twitter after PKK attack from Hurriyet Daily News Turkish Twitter users voiced their frustration yesterday after an attack by the PKK left eight security forces dead   Turkey … Read more

Looks like a media blackout on the 10-day operation in Şemdinli, Hakkari

We hear that there has been intensive fighting between Turkish Army and PKK forces  in Şemdinli, Hakkari. After 10 days, we don’t know much about it. Berrin Karakaş of Radikal points out that. Somethings never change…

Full frontal attack by the Guardian: ‘Turkey is not a free country’

Turkish highschool students run during celebrations marking May Day in Ankara, Turkey, Sunday, May 1, 2011. Activists flooded Turkey’s largest city Istanbul Sunday and marked international workers’ day around the world with marches demanding more jobs, better working conditions and higher wages. About 200,000 workers gathered in Istanbul’s Taksim Square in the largest May Day … Read more

Two art galleries attacked in Tophane, Istanbul

No certain information so far, but some reliable Twitter users I follow point out a gang behind the attacks: Youth organization of ultra-nationalist BBP.  This was formed by former MHP members who had a more Islamic tendency. They are known to have performed similar attacks before… Some quick to accuse “rising Islamism” but better to … Read more

PKK extends ceasefire for a week…

It is more or less proven that the latest Hakkari bombing was performed by a pro-violence group within PKK…. there is a substantive chance that PKK may stop violence despite the hawkish groups inside…

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