Main opposition party believes “1 million sufferers in post-coup process

  CHP urges fair trial, cites 1 million sufferers in post-coup process The number of people who have suffered from the government’s “reckless measures” against suspected Gülenists within the civil service has hit 1 million, the main opposition leader has said Turkish schools reopen after purge of teachers suspected of coup links World news: Turkey | … Read more

In the mean time in Europe: “Costume drama”

Costume drama  BBC News | Europe | World Edition The BBC’s Pakistan correspondent asks why some object to seeing women in burkinis on the beach. German minister proposes partial Burqa ban  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Interior minister says ban on face veils would apply to “places where it is necessary for society’s coexistence”. Swedish King and Queen … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Dutch say no to EU-Ukraine agreement…

Should environmentalists think twice about their support for the EU?  open Democracy News Analysis – by Harry Blain Brussels is a haven for the fossil fuel and motor industry lobbies, while the EU is increasingly undermining its own environmental protections.   Migrant crisis: Pope to visit Lesbos BBC News | Europe | World Edition Pope Francis will … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: High expectations for Paris Climate Conference while French police fire teargas to disperse climate protest #ClimateMarch

MAIN FOCUS: High expectations for Paris Climate Conference | 27/11/2015 euro|topics The UN Climate Change Conference begins in Paris on Monday. Given that more than 170 states have already tabled their climate protection objectives, some commentators are already calling the summit a success. Others criticise that agricultural reform and sweeping global investment in new energies are … Read more

Before the Nov 1 election, Ruling AKP plays its last cards: Confiscates opposition media entities #MedyaDokunma, Extrajudicial killings and possibly committing many other crimes we are not aware of…

Trustee Appointed to Koza Holding Bianet :: English Koza İpek Holding including Channel Kanaltürk, Bugün daily and other 22 corporations, has been appointed a trustee. 5 Websites Blocked in a Day Bianet :: English Presidency of Telecommunication blocked access to five news websites in a day. Turkish woman shot during police operation dies at hospital A Turkish woman … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: the Internet’s role in gay marriage… “British government did spy on Amnesty International…

Silicon Valley celebrates gay marriage, and the Internet’s role in it  Mashable! by JP Mangalindan It’s official: Same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states, and the tech world is overjoyed. 6 tech companies whose gay marriage policies were way ahead of the Supreme Court  Mashable! by Seth Fiegerman w Few technology companies needed to wait for … Read more

As approved article gives Turkish gov’t power to shut down websites in 4 hours, Yavuz Baydar on how “Erdogan has all but destroyed Turkish journalism”

Erdogan has all but destroyed Turkish journalism | Yavuz Baydar  World news: Turkey | by Yavuz Baydar Journalists are being intimidated and imprisoned, while government-friendly moguls are given lucrative contracts. The free media is on the verge of extinction Among journalists, the truth universally acknowledged is that bad news commands more column inches than good. … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Ello- hottest SM for finance media… “How the NSA Hacks Cellphone Networks Worldwide…

  Finance media’s hottest club is Ello Nieman Journalism Lab by Caroline O’Donovan By now, you’ve probably heard of Ello, the anti-Facebook social networking site founded by a handful of graphic designers. Though initially meant to be a closed experiment in network building, Ello grew popular due to its anti-advertising, anti-data mining stance. As Kyle Chayka … Read more

Despite more transparency claims “Turkey falls behind in global corruption index…

Turkey falls behind in global corruption index Turkey slumps alarmingly in Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index Turkey’s Growing Corruption Problem Is Getting Harder to Hide  Global Voices Online by Ece Basay Money in a shoebox. Viral image. In the last twelve months, the Turkish state has appeared significantly more corrupt. That is the underlying message of … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: the EU pressures Google more: right to be forgotten’ to be applied on global search results

Europe wants Google’s ‘right to be forgotten’ to be applied on global search results  The Next Web by Abhimanyu Ghoshal The European Union wants Google to wipe search results mentioning people who invoke their ‘right to be forgotten’ across all its sites, and not just its European versions, reports Reuters Majority of global population agrees Internet access … Read more

Insanity- Red Star Belgrade fan stabbed to death… Governor of Edirne orders synagogue be turned into museum…

Red Star Belgrade fan stabbed to death before basketball match in Istanbul World news: Turkey | • Serbian consul confirms death of 25-year-old supporter • Trouble took place outside Galatasaray v Red Star matchA 25-year old Red Star Belgrade fan was stabbed to death in violence before the team’s Euroleague basketball match at Galatasaray in … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Historic switch- Firefox from Google to Yahoo… Creative Commons at 12 years…

Firefox to switch default search from Google to Yahoo  Mashable! by Karissa Bell Yahoo will soon be the default search engine on Firefox browsers. Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: why only an anthropologist can tell the story of Anonymous  Boing Boing by Cory Doctorow   BitTorrent Users are Avid, Eclectic Content Buyers, Survey Finds  TorrentFreak Each month 150-170 million Internet … Read more

R.I.P. Mehmet İstif…. EFD Rights Watch

Gezi protester dies amid cancer treatment following tear gas inhalation Mehmet İstif contracted tongue cancer allegedly triggered by the inhalation of police tear gas **************** ?Police Killed 155 People in 7 Years? Baran Tursun Foundation released a message on the occasion of Mother?s Day, saying that they could detect at least 155 individuals who were killed by … Read more

Erkan is off to Skopje, Macedonia for the The ninth ?e-Society? conference… #esociety14

I fly this evening and will be around in Skopje until Sunday… Here is the program:  e-Society: Youth and Media is a two-day conference organized by the Metamorphosis Foundation and the Youth Educational Forum, exploring media from a youth perspective, youth led media, media literacy, information quality, digital media activism, music and movements. The conference is … Read more