Who would guess Turkish policy elites unintentionally promote @mercedesbenz ? “President Erdoğan to deliver luxury car to top cleric

President Erdoğan to deliver luxury car to top cleric The presidency will deliver a new official car to Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) head Mehmet Görmez, President Erdoğan has said, after the former said he would return his luxurious official vehicle. Turkish government pledges 10,600 more tablets for students Hurriyet Daily News The Turkish government will deliver … Read more

Deification of Erdoğan. A list by ‏@csagir2015

Grup Yorum Musicians Detained in Okmeydanı Police Raid Bianet :: English Anti-Terror police stormed several apartments and offices early morning in Istanbul’s Okmeydanı neighborhood, detaining scores of individuals including musicians from the protest band Grup Yorum. Media Organizations Slam Accreditation Censorship on Prosecutor Funeral Bianet :: English Journalists Society of Turkey and Press Council of Turkey criticized … Read more

A dark election introduces darker times in Turkey

First of all, I have to strongly declare that as long as elections go through a transparent process and vote counting occurs without a major irregularity, I am ready to accept and  congratulate whatever results AKP gets. If the citizens of Turkey predominantly prefer to continue with AKP leadership, I respect this decision. I had … Read more

Day 1, Scene 1 in Turkey. ” arms in truck [in Hatay] bound for Syria…

During the day, Burhan Kuzu, an AKP deputy who happens to be a professor on constitutional law, tweeted that a list that contains around 2 thousand high level bureaucrats’ names have been given to PM Erdoğan. Supposedly these people are followers of Fethullah Gülen and will be eliminated from the state bureaucracy. Mr. Kuzu is … Read more

In one of rare good news: Utku Kali released a few minutes ago… #UtkuKaliÖzgür

He has been in prison for allegedly leaking Reyhanlı bombings related documents to the hacker group Redhack. He has been treated in unhumane conditions for 2 months with no concrete evidence. Today just half an hour ago, we got the good news. He is released…   Related articles Reyhanlı bombing’s leaks suspect’s trial begins Yet … Read more

#SerdarKadakal is a(nother) victim of excessive pepper gas usage… #OccupyTurkey

Serdar had a heart condition and when exposed to excessive pepper gas in Kadıköy during the last 2 days, he lost his life… God bless Serdar and shame on government motivated police violence… Serdar Kadakal’ın kalbi biber gazına dayanamadı VAGUS.TV ? 9/14/13 ? Kadıköy’de günlerdir yoğun polis gazına maruz kalan Serdar Kadakal dün gece kalp krizi geçirerek … Read more

“Syria Talks Yield Plan for Broader Peace Conference as US, Russia starts third day of Syria talks… Syria updates…

US, Russia starts third day of Syria talks The United States and Russia on Sept. 14 began a third day of talks to hammer out an agreement on eliminating Syria’s chemical weapons Morning Brief: Syria Talks Yield Plan for Broader Peace Conference Syria Talks Yield Plan for Broader Peace Conference Top news: The United States and Russia on … Read more

?Shame museum? marks victims of Gezi protests.. EFD Rights Watch…

The ?shame museum? displays the personal belongings and photographs of Ethem Sarısülük and Ali İsmail Korkmaz, two people killed in the Gezi unrest. ?Shame museum? marks victims of Gezi protests A ?shame museum? originally established to exhibit belongings, photographs and memories of those who died during the Sept. 12, 1980 military coup era  Heberler, Political Satire … Read more

“PKK?s urban wing vows to support ‘democratic protests’… EFD Rights Watch and a Social fabric roundup…

PKK?s urban wing vows to support ‘democratic protests’ The PKK?s urban wing has vowed to support the ?democratic protests across the country? VIDEO: Turkey activist death sparks clashes Police in Turkey clash with demonstrators after the death of a 22-year-old activist in the south-eastern city of Antakya. When is it free to assemble in Turkey? … Read more

“‘Yüksekten Düştüğüne Dair Bulgu Yok, Kafasında Çökme Var’…. #AhmetAtakan

Antakyalılar Ahmet’i uğurluyor: 16.00?da Çekmece’de buluşuluyor Sendika.Org ? Binlerce Antakyalı Ahmet’i uğurluyor. Armutlulu gençlerin ittiği cenaze aracı Ahmet’in evine ulaştı. Cenaze, Çekmece Pınarbaşı Mahallesi’ndeki Ahmet’in evinin önünden ‘Yüksekten Düştüğüne Dair Bulgu Yok, Kafasında Çökme Var’ Bianet ? Hatay‘ın Antakya ilçesindeki ODTÜ direnişinde öldürülen 22 yaşındaki Ahmet Atakan ‘ın sabaha karşı götürüldüğü Hatay Devlet Hastanesi’nde Antakya’da polis, Ahmet … Read more

“Syria crisis overshadows G20 summit… Turkey rushes to push for Syria…

Warlords in Syria and Turkey Today I will leave aside the ?strategically deep? topics and focus on a smaller problem Obama, not at his best…  MAIN FOCUS: Syria crisis overshadows G20 summit | 05/09/2013 The G20 leaders convene in St. Petersburg today, Thursday. Commentators expect the topic of Syria to dominate the talks. While some hope … Read more

Social roundup: Turkey’s tolerant Hatay province unease with sectarian tensions due to Syrian conflict…

Syrian conflict brings sectarian tensions to Turkey’s tolerant Hatay province   Erdogan‘s Islamist government accused of exploiting religious divisions in Antakya, long renowned for its ethnic diversity Nearly a quarter of the 2 million people who have fled the crisis in Syria ? some 460,000 ? have made their way into Turkey, the UN high commission for refugees announcedon Tuesday. ********** Beşiktaş fans … Read more

Obama wins support from leaders in Congress for Syria military strike… Syria updates….

  Obama wins support from leaders in Congress for Syria military strike U.S. President Barack Obama won the support of leaders from both parties in the House of Representatives for limited strikes against President Bashar al-Assad‘s forces Understanding the Syrian Civil War Consortium News Chillingly, the just cited Wikileaks memorandum notes that the assembled military and intelligence officers … Read more

“Unholly alliance”: Saudi Arabia, Turkey solidify Syria policy… a FP roundup..

Saudi Arabia, Turkey solidify Syria policy Turkey and Saudi Arabia reiterated their common understanding on the civil war in Syria…     Turkey seals border crossing with Syria Turkey has closed a border gate with Syria following two deadly bomb attacks in Turkey?s southern province of Hatay Syria opposition open key talks in Istanbul Syria’s … Read more

Turkey now finds the real culprit in Reyhanlı bombings: World’s reaction to Syria limited to rhetoric….

We won?t let Syria chaos spill into Turkey: President Gül Turkish President Abdullah Gül vows at the site of the the deadly May 11 attacks in Reyhanlı that Syria?s chaos will stop at the frontier with Turkey Turkey’s Gul says global response to Syria limited to rhetoric REYHANLI, Turkey (Reuters) – Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul … Read more