Erdoğan says Turkey may join Shanghai Five, China and Russia seem to be positive about that…

Turkey’s retreat from the West continues… President Erdoğan: EU not everything, Turkey may join Shanghai Five Turkey should not be “fixated” on the idea of joining the European Union and should look at other opportunities, such as the Russia-led Shanghai Pact, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said China says it would consider Turkey membership of Shanghai bloc … 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   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

Turkey’s war with media goes beyond borders, BBC accused of ‘openly supporting terrorism’

Turkey accuses BBC of ‘openly supporting terrorism’ Turkey has accused the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) of “openly supporting terrorism” by making “written and visual propaganda” of the outlawed PKK during a broadcast EKİN KARACA’S INTERVIEW: Tarık Ziya Ekinci: PKK Announcing Truce Strengthens HDP’s Hand  Bianet :: English Tarık Ziya Ekinci is of the opinion that Erdoğan is … Read more

Turkey’s top religious body names ISIS as a terrorist organization.. NOT SURPRISINGLY Assassination plot against Erdoğan’s daughter declared fake

Turkey’s top religious body releases report on ISIL, names it ‘terrorist organization’ Turkey’s top religious affairs body has released a report on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), where it defined the group as a terror organization for the first time. Assassination plot against Erdoğan’s daughter declared fake The story of an alleged assassination … Read more

Freedom House (@freedomhousedc) releases Freedom on the Net 2014 report… Cyberculture agenda…

Report link here Turkey partly free ************** Angela Merkel calls for end to net neutrality Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow The German Chancellor — whose party is closely aligned with the telcoms sector — says she wants a two-tier Internet; on the “fast” Internet, carriers will be allowed to slow down access to services that haven’t paid … Read more

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