Journalism roundup: a new report from the Pew Research Center says your news sources changes according to your choices on issues…

Where you get your news depends on where you stand on the issues Nieman Journalism Lab by Justin Ellis Strong liberals and strong conservatives disagree on an awful lot — but there are a lot of ways they’re more like each other than they are like those closer to the middle. And some of those … Read more

Some ups and downs, some caprices… Turkey Says No Deal Yet on U.S. Use of Bases in ISIS Fight

U.S. Troops to Use Bases in Turkey  NYT > Turkey by By ERIC SCHMITT and KIRK SEMPLE The agreement to allow American and coalition troops to use bases in Turkey in order to fight Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq came after two days of talks in the Turkish capital Turkey Says No Deal Yet on … Read more

A long night for Turkey. Rallies all over the country for #Kobane

This blog in Turkish collects images from several rallies… also provides live updates.   Boots on the ground in Syria ‘if the US strategy includes going after Assad,’ says Turkish PM Hurriyet Daily News Ground troops can be used in the operation targeting the ISIL as part of a comprehensive strategy targeting the Bashar al-Assad regime, … Read more

Turkish Parliament accepts all-purpose Military Motion..

Turkish government gets OK for military operations in Syria, Iraq  Hurriyet Daily News Turkey’s Parliament passes a controversial motion to grant the army to enter Syria and Iraq, ostensibly to take part in the coalition against ISIL Turkey’s mandate includes ‘military action abroad, opening bases to foreign troops’ Hurriyet Daily News 2d  //  keep unread  //  hide … Read more

Our Chief Technology Office, also our President declared: New iPhone same as the last. News from Turkey…

Turkish President Erdoğan dismisses new iPhone: ‘Same as the last’ Erdoğan brushed off the frenzy surrounding Apple’s new iPhone 6, saying it was much the same as its iPhone 5 predecessor Turkey’s PKK peace process ‘at risk’  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Turkey’s role in Syria may put peace deal with its Kurds at risk … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: “27 Acquitted, 1 Convicted For Insult in Twitter Case

27 Acquitted, 1 Convicted For Insult in Twitter Case  Bianet :: English İzmir 22nd Assize Court ordered the acquittal of 27 out of 28 defendants charged with “igniting public to violating laws and insulting” during the Gezi Resistance.   Turkish scribe sentenced to prison for insulting Erdoğan in book on Gezi protests A journalist has been sentenced … Read more

ISIL hostages freed and announcement made in the most theatrical way possible…

Captive Turkish diplomat resisted ISIL with gun on his head Hurriyet Daily News ‘Our consul general faced great difficulty. Two or three times, [the ISIL militants] tried to force him to make a statement by putting a gun to his head. Despite being at gunpoint, he didn’t do anything they wanted,’ a freed hostage said Dozens of … 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

Erdoğan slams credit agencies, Turkey’s Culture Minister slams Wikipedia, Euro court criticizes Turkey to amend religious courses.. Life goes on…

Euro court calls on Turkey to amend religious courses The Turkish education system is still inadequately equipped to ensure respect for parents’ religious convictions, Euro court says Turkey’s Erdogan warns Moody’s and Fitch over assessments – reports ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has accused rating agencies Moody’s Investors Service and Fitch Ratings of political motives … Read more

Fethullah Gülen ad in US papers condemns ISIS while Erdoğan slams New York Times over ISIL story…

Gulen Ad | ISIS Cruelty Deserves Our Strongest Condemnation  Mavi Boncuk Mavi Boncuk | ISIS Cruelty Deserves Our Strongest Condemnation Turkish President Erdoğan slams New York Times over ISIL story President Erdoğan has slammed the New York Times for a recent story claiming that Turkey is one of the biggest sources of recruits for ISIL militants   Erdoğan holds … 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

After messing up more and more in MidEast, “President Erdoğan to ‘prioritize EU bid’ after October

President Erdoğan to ‘prioritize EU bid’ after October Hurriyet Daily News President Erdoğan says he is planning to carry out frequent visits to European capitals after Parliament reopens on Oct. 1 in a bid to accelerate Turkey’s European Union accession process EU Minister criticizes ‘concerns’ of foreign diplomat over Internet law Turkey’s EU Minister Volkan Bozkır criticizes … Read more

Journalism roundup: “19 Pulitzer winners in support of NYT reporter James Risen… BuzzFeed…

  BuzzFeed Is the Apple of Media, and Everyone Else Is Microsoft Wired Top Stories Edward R. Murrow’s storied radio broadcasts from the London blitz might seem as distant from today’s animated GIF onslaught as caviar from Cheetos. But Chris Dixon, who led Andreessen Horowitz’s $50 million investment in BuzzFeed, believes the past is littered with examples … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: New logos for @Foursquare and @Airbnb … Propaganda at Social Media…

I still don’ t get it what Fousquare does. It should have kept Foursquare and integrate new functions instead of creating Swarm. I feel like they themselves are destroying  their good brand. Propaganda Is the New Frontier for Fake Social Media Accounts Mashable! by Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai Fake social media accounts are spreading pro-Chinese propaganda on Twitter, disseminating … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Changing World Cup fans [in Facebook], “The brief history of Facebook apologizing…”The Amazon Hachette War

  Changing World Cup fans  FlowingData » Visualization by Nathan Yau Shan Carter and Kevin Quealy for the Upshot have a look at sports fandom once again using Facebook usage as a proxy. This time they examined shifting fan support during the World Cup. Meet the Muslim-American Leaders the FBI and NSA Have Been Spying On – The … Read more