Police raided a digital security workshop and detained 12 human rights activists, including director of Amnesty Turkey…

Human Rights Defenders Detained in Büyükada Bianet :: English Human rights advocates from various human rights organizations holding a training meeting in Büyükada on protection of human rights advocates were detained yesterday. Amnesty says Turkey director and activists detained in Istanbul World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Agence France-Presse Idil Eser, head of Amnesty International Turkey, taken away … 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

Domestically Ashamed in the Mavi Marmara case, Uneasy to challenge Russians, Turkey zeroes in on Iran…

Iranian-Turkish tug-of-war over Kurds al-monitor.com – Dec 13, 1:50 AM Author: Pinar Tremblay December 13, 2016 A few weeks before the devastating Dec. 10 twin bombings in Istanbul — for which Kurdish militants claimed responsibility — Al-Monitor spoke with several sources well-connected with Ankara Turkey drops case against Israeli officers in Gaza flotilla killings BBC News … Read more

Document: UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression to his visit to Turkey, 14-18 November 2016…

Preliminary conclusions and observations by the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression to his visit to Turkey, 14-18 November 2016 ohchr.org   ANKARA (18 November 2016) – At the invitation of the Government, I spent this week in Turkey to examine the protection and promotion of the freedom of … Read more

For the record, Turkey trolled US: “Turkey issues travel warning to US amid Trump protests”

Turkey issues travel warning to US amid Trump protests The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a travel warning for the United States Nov. 12 amid ongoing demonstrations to protest the country’s newly elected president, Donald Trump. Turkish president invites Donald Trump to Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invited newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump to Turkey on … Read more

Campaigns in solidarity with journalists in Turkey…

Turkey: Press freedom is essential for democracy, set journalism free! labourstartcampaigns.net In partnership with the International Federation of Journalists, which represents 600,000 journalists in 179 unions in 140 countries. It fights for journalists’ rights and media freedom. Hundreds of journalists have been arrested, sacked and Turkey: State of emergency provisions violate human rights and… · … Read more

Main opposition party believes “1 million sufferers in post-coup process

  CHP urges fair trial, cites 1 million sufferers in post-coup process The number of people who have suffered from the government’s “reckless measures” against suspected Gülenists within the civil service has hit 1 million, the main opposition leader has said Turkish schools reopen after purge of teachers suspected of coup links World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The U.S. will no longer have the final say on internet domain names…

Mozilla open-sourced its logo redesign, and here are the finalists  The Next Web by Natt Garun In June, Mozilla announced that it would be redesigning its logo with the help of the internet’s collaboration. Along the way, it asked its community members to provide feedback on every step, shaping the logo into what the Web believes … Read more

After all, “Pirate Bay is The King of Torrents Once Again

Update: the Best 37 Torrent Sites Pirate Bay is The King of Torrents Once Again  TorrentFreak Hollywood hoped that it would never happen, but this week The Pirate Bay quietly turned thirteen years old. Torrentz Remains Down, But The Clone Wars Are On  TorrentFreak by Ernesto Mere hours after Torrentz.eu announced its farewell last week, various clones and … Read more

Anthropology roundup: “AAA Membership Votes Down Academic Boycott Resolution

AAA Membership Votes Down Academic Boycott Resolution June 6, 2016: In a close vote, the AAA membership voted against the resolution to boycott Israeli academic institutions. Fifty-one percent of AAA’s eligible members voted, the largest turnout in AAA history, with 2,423 members opposing the resolution, and 2,384 voting to support it. The membership has spoken … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The Intercept begins publishing Snowden doc

How We Prepared the NSA’s Sensitive Internal Reports for Release  The Intercept The 166 articles we’re releasing today from an internal NSA publication,SIDtoday, were subjected to a careful process of research, editorial evaluation, legal review, reporting, redaction, and digital processing. This article explains how that process worked. The Intercept begins publishing Snowden docs Boing Boing by Cory … Read more

Journalism agenda: #HaberNöbeti- In solidarity with journalists under threat “8 Journalists Head for Diyarbakır Wednesday for News Watch…

8 Journalists Head for Diyarbakır Wednesday for News Watch  Bianet :: English News Watch organized by journalists to act in solidarity with their colleagues working in cities under curfew begins tomorrow. OSCE slams severe charges against prominent journalists The severe charges against journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül could further increase the already critical pressure that opposing … Read more

“Stiglitz at Davos Blasts Turkey’s Blacklisting of Professors” While Ankara Mayor’s son’s website targets academicians by listing them with photos…

Stiglitz at Davos Blasts Turkey’s Blacklisting of Professors Bloomberg – Isobel Finkel – Jan 21, 1:21 AM You can’t become a knowledge economy by going after your brightest minds. So says Joseph Stiglitz, a Nobel Prize winner in economics, speaking after Turkey’s highest education authority last week announced an investigation into more than 1,100   … Read more

After all anti-zionist hubbub, AKP is back to rapprochement with Israel…

Turkish official confirms talks, understanding with Israel Israel and Turkey have reached a preliminary agreement to normalize relations, including the return of ambassadors to both countries, Reuters quoted an Israeli official as saying on Dec 17 ‘Defaming Erdogan’: Criminal complaint filed against Putin in Turkey RT Furthermore, Mahir Akkar, a suspect in the Ergenekon ‘coup plot’ … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: European Commission Turkey Progress Report- “Key findings of the 2015 report on Turkey

Full document here European Commission – Fact Sheet Key findings of the 2015 report on Turkey Brussels, 10 November 2015 2015 enlargement package The report on Turkey is part of the 2015 enlargement package adopted today by the European Commission. The Report highlights that the EU and Turkey continued to enhance cooperation in the areas … Read more