For the moment, all but one election polls show Erdoğan wins in the first round… “İhsanoğlu makes gentile gesture…

İhsanoğlu makes gentile gesture with symbolic donations to competitors Hurriyet Daily News Presidential candidate Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu has made a gesture rarely seen in Turkish politics, donating a symbolic amount of money to the campaign bank accounts of his two rivals Hundreds march against Syrian refugees Hurriyet Daily News A crowd in the southern province of Kahramanmaraş marched … Read more

2 unfortunate cases of dealing with Syrian refugees in Turkey

What happened in Kahramanmaraş today is more than unfortunate. The town is known to be predominantly nationalist (both AKP and MHP dominated the last local election) and a place where two decades ago a massacre against Alevites happened. Using a few petty crimes allegedly made by Syrian refugees, a mass of local residents attacked Arabic labelled stores, … Read more

In the #RedHack mock trial, Barış Atay released, some others arrested… #RedHackGözaltılarıYalnızDeğildir

LOCAL > Turkish actor accused of being Redhack member released by court Hurriyet Daily News Nine people, including actor Barış Atay, have been released by an Ankara court, after being detained last week on accusations of links to the socialist hacker group RedHack. Five suspects have been arrested pending trial. The suspects were detained … … Read more

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