Cyberculture agenda: Pew Report: “The Political Environment on Social Media”

The Political Environment on Social Media Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports by Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech In a political environment defined by widespread polarization and partisan animosity, even simple conversations can go awry when the subject turns to politics. In their in-person interactions, Americans can (and often do) attempt to steer clear of … Read more

“Turkey to play more active role in Syrian War” -as if she did not play before…

Biden, Turkish PM to discuss Syria, extradition of Gülen U.S. Vice President Joe Biden and Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım will discuss issues regarding Syria and the extradition of the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen during Biden’s visit to Turkey, Yıldırım has said Syrian war: Turkey to play more active role  BBC News | Europe | World … Read more

Against the flow- “Erdoğan slams US over YPG support

Turkish fury at US commando photos  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Turkey calls the US “two-faced” over images appearing to show US commandos in northern Syria wearing Kurdish militia insignia Turkish President Erdoğan slams US over YPG support Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has criticized the United States after photos of U.S. special operations forces … Read more

Turkey vs. Russia. “The Turkish army releases audio of warnings to downed Russian plane WHILE “Navigator of Downed Russian Plane Says There Was No Warning

As rhetorical fury rises over jet incident, how will Putin respond? World news: Turkey | by Shaun Walker in Moscow Announcements made by Moscow include banning of some Turkish poultry imports – hardly a suggestion of bellicose intent The Turkish embassy in Moscow was pelted with eggs, stones and paint. Viewers of state television heard … Read more

As Obama to travel to Turkey for G20 summit “Assailants open fire in front of main opposition CHP headquarters in Ankara…

Assailants open fire in front of CHP headquarters in Ankara Unknown assailants opened fire late on Oct. 26 at the Republican People’s Party (CHP) headquarters in Ankara, the party’s deputy head has said  Academic Murat Belge details frustration of being betrayed by the AKP BGN NEWS Academic Murat Belge details frustration of being betrayed by the … Read more

:) New attack infects Macs in seconds – Cyberculture agenda:

New attack infects Macs in seconds, even without internet The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal Apple computers have always been touted as more secure than other PCs because their firmware couldn’t be penetrated. Unfortunately, that’s no longer true, as a newly created self-replicating worm has shown. Games, chat and personalized content: Ray Chan on the future of … Read more

Finally some kind of good news… “Historic deal in Iran nuclear talks…

  Obama: Breakthrough in Iran nuclear talks will ‘make our world safer’ Iran and six world powers have announced an understanding outlining limits on Iran‘s nuclear program so it cannot lead to atomic weapons, directing negotiators toward achieving a comprehensive agreement within three months See also: Netanyahu drops ‘Game of Thrones’ during Congress speech on … Read more

Dear Kerry, be careful, Davutoğlu says “Shaking hands with Assad ‘the same as with Hitler

Shaking hands with Assad ‘the same as with Hitler,’ Turkish PM tells in response to Kerry Turkish PM Davutoğlu rubbished suggestions that talks should be held with al-Assad, saying negotiating with the Syrian leader was no different to shaking hands with Adolf Hitler Turkish Prime Ministry spends almost half of yearly budget in two months Prime Ministry … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: Merkel Pessimistic on Ukraine peace, Germany rules out arming Kyiv….

MAIN FOCUS: Merkel and Hollande negotiate in Ukraine conflict | 06/02/2015  euro|topics French President François Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have started a new initiative to find a solution to the Ukraine conflict, presenting a peace proposal in Kiev on Thursday before travelling to Moscow today, Friday. Commentators see the move as the last hope … Read more

US-led strikes hit jihadists attacking Kobane on Turkish border as Kurdish peace process at breaking point due to Turkey’s possible aid to Jihadists…

US-led strikes hit jihadists attacking Syria Kurd town on Turkish border The US-led coalition hit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) targets around a Syrian town on the Turkish border where tens of thousands have fled a jihadist assault Turkey ‘to do whatever needed’ in anti-ISIL coalition, Erdoğan says President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has given … Read more

Being in NY makes a difference, it seems, Erdoğan says there might be military support to U.S.-led coalition; “Turkey-Egypt Relations: Incentives to Normalize…

Erdogan says Turkey may give military support to U.S.-led coalition By ece toksabay ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey could give military or logistical support to U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Tuesday. “We will give the necessary support to the operation. The support could be military … Read more

Looks like President wants to bankrupt a bank, Bank Asya…

Trading of Bank Asya shares suspended again after sharp fluctuations Turkish stock exchange Borsa Istanbul briefly suspended the trading of Islamic lender Bank Asya shares Sept. 18, citing extraordinary movements in the exchange of the lender’s shares. President Erdoğan again slams Gezi protesters, declares pro-Gülen bank ‘already bankrupt’ Erdoğan has signaled no change to his tone as … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Voting begins in Scottish referendum

I hope Scotland leaves, and I hope England follows them open Democracy News Analysis – by Oliver Huitson Britain is a dying project. A Yes would not only be good for Scotland but good for England; a major blow for popular sovereignty against unresponsive, undemocratic and incompetent rule.   Vote Yes for the NHS – independence is … Read more

No Surprise here: “Turkey to welcome seven top Muslim Brotherhood members, Erdoğan says.

Turkey to welcome seven top Muslim Brotherhood members: Erdoğan Seven top figures from the Muslim Brotherhood who are being forced to leave Qatar are welcome to come to Turkey, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ISIL drawing a steady stream of recruits from Turkey: Report Hurriyet Daily News Turkey is one of the biggest source of recruits … Read more

Pentagon claims Turkey will contribute while a WSJ piece declares Turkey non-Ally…

Turkey will contribute in action against ISIL, Pentagon says Turkey will make contributions to military efforts against the ISIL militants, as it is a NATO member and has geographical advantages, Pentagon Spokesperson John Kirby says.   Our Non-Ally in Ankara Wall Street Journal–15 hours agoShare Since then Britain has categorically ruled out military strikes in Syria, … Read more