Ece Algan on the latest TV series crisis, Kamil Pasha on Turkish grade schoolers’ dress codes. A social fabric roundup…

  Dreaming of a horse with a bigger role: Television and Erdogan?s quest for soft power in the Middle East from On Turkish Media and Cultural Politics by ecealgan Disappointed with a popular Turkish TV series (Muhtesem Yuzyil) on the life of Suleiman the Magnificent, Prime Minister Erdogan criticized its depiction of the successful, expansionist … Read more

Tatlıses poses with Erdoğan… And a social roundup

The first pose after the assassination attempt appeared yesterday: via Turkish singer shot in attack to be released from intensive care – Monsters and Critics Rape in Turkey: between incitement, complicity and silence, Sertaç Sehlikoğlu from open Democracy News Analysis – by Sertaç Sehlikoğlu The debates triggered by a 14-fold increase in violent crimes against … Read more

?Losing My History?: Muhteşem Yüzyıl Provokes Anxiety Among Turkısh TV Viewers

It is a serial about the past of a nation: Ottoman Empire is both the most honourable and most hated past of the Turkish nation. It is the traditional and the Islamic. It is both remembered as the highest achievement of Turks in history, and the ancient regime which is defeated by the Republic. Indeed … Read more

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