#Cyberculture agenda: New Pew Research- “Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age

Code-Dependent: Pros and Cons of the Algorithm Age Pew Internet Rss Feed: Reports by Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech   (filistimlyanin/iStock.com)Algorithms are instructions for solving a problem or completing a task. Recipes are algorithms, as are math equations. Computer code is algorithmic. The internet runs on algorithms and all online searching is accomplished through … Read more

#Eurosphere -An Al Jazeera piece on Israeli diplomats and UK politicians stirs some tension…

Israelis parliamentary plot against UK politicians  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH)   Al Jazeera reveals discussions of Israel diplomat and British civil servant to ‘take down’ anti-settlement politicians. Deadly icy spell grips much of Europe, including Greek islands  BBC News | Europe | World Edition   Plunging temperatures in Europe claim 20 lives, as even the … Read more

Anthro roundup: “Refugee sessions at the AAA in Minneapolis” #AAA2016 by @AmericanAnthro

To all: There has been a great deal of interest in refugee issues among many of us in anthropology. This is a quick, but probably not complete, list of sessions at the AAA next week in Minneapolis. There are also many, many other refugee-related papers that appear in other sessions. It will be impossible for … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Bratislava EU meeting”

Bratislava EU meeting: Merkel says bloc in ‘critical situation’  BBC News | Europe | World Edition The EU is in a “critical situation”, the German chancellor says, as leaders meet to discuss ways to regain trust after the UK’s vote to leave the bloc. Debate: Can the Bratislava summit mend the EU? euro|topics The leaders of the … Read more

#DigitalDiplomacy a la Turca: “Ankara voices ‘disappointment’ to Swedish envoy over age of consent tweet…

Ankara voices ‘disappointment’ to Swedish envoy over age of consent tweet The Foreign Ministry has summoned Sweden’s chargé d’affaires in Turkey, upon a claim from Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom that Turkey had legalized sex with underage children Chemical castration of sex offenders in Turkey condemned by women’s groups  World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Constanze Letsch … Read more

Turkey’s way: “ISIL militant’s jail sentence reduced due to ‘good conduct’ in Turkey [and the militant fled to Syria…

ISIL militant’s jail sentence reduced due to ‘good conduct’ in Turkey The jail sentence of a militant from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Ahmet Güneş, has been reduced due to “good conduct” in the southeastern province of Gaziantep, despite the fact his trial was conducted in absentia, Doğan News Agency reported on … Read more

Sum of Turkey’s Syria policy: ” Why do You Call al-Nusra Terror Organization?

President Erdoğan: Why do You Call al-Nusra Terror Organization? Bianet :: English President Erdoğan has said, “If the ones fighting DAİŞ [ISIS] are not a terror organization, then why do you call al-Nusra a terror organization? Al-Nusra as well fights DAİŞ”. Turkish border guards kill eight Syrian refugees – reports World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Patrick … Read more

Update- 78 High Schools join graduation protests. “Students protest government-friendly principal at prestigious Istanbul high school…

UPDATING: Declarations from 78 High Schools in 14 Days Bianet :: English The number of high schools publishing declarations has risen to 78 in the 14 days following the protests in İstanbul High School at the graduation ceremony. Students protest government-friendly principal at prestigious Istanbul high school Students at Istanbul’s prestigious Istanbul Lycée, known as the Istanbul … Read more

Re-conquering Istanbul with residential housing projects, malls… Istanbul news roundup…

Istanbul to mark Ottoman conquest of city with grand ceremony Istanbul is set to mark the Ottoman conquest of Istanbul on its 563rd anniversary with a major event created by a grand team of 1,200, as expectations rise for the event, which is expected to attract 1 million spectators Istanbul marks 1453 Ottoman conquest of Istanbul with … Read more

A grave claim by HRW: Border Guards in Turkey Kill and Injure Asylum Seekers

Turkey: Border Guards Kill and Injure Asylum Seekers hrw.org – May 9, 9:01 PM (Istanbul) – Turkish border guards are shooting and beating Syrian asylum seekers trying to reach Turkey, resulting in deaths and serious injuries, Human Rights Watch said today. The Turkish authorities should stop pushing Syrian asylum   Besides, UN Wants to Probe … Read more

In the mean time, E.U. Commission Proposed Visa-Free Travel for Turks but its realization may still be not easy…

E.U. Proposes Visa-Free Travel for Turks  NYT > Turkey by By JAMES KANTER The plan is a significant step for the bloc as it struggles to come to terms with the migrant crisis and hew to its humanitarian values. Debate: Have the Turks earned visa-free travel? euro|topics The EU Commission is expected to speak out in favour … Read more

#RefugeeCrisis -An Alevite village resists in Maraş fearing the camp will become a Jihadist training camp…

Turkish government uses the refugee crisis for social engineering. Planned refugee camps seem to be located near regions where anti-AKP citizens are in majority. That includes an Alevite village in Maraş. Alevites in Maraş were subjected to a major sectarian massacre in 1978.   Europe’s migrants, Turkey’s problem POLITICO.euOn March 18, as Turkey and the EU were sealing the … Read more

EU- Turkey Summit- Turkey [of course] Makes [more] Demands

EU to lift visa regime by June, double financial aid to Turkey: Draft agreement Turkey and the European Union apparently reach a deal on refugees under which Ankara will receive 3 billion more euros in aid Resettling Syrians, aid and visa changes on table at EU-Turkey migration summit World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Jennifer Rankin in … Read more

Leaked documents show Europe submits to Erdoğan’s blackmailing on #RefugeeCrisis

Leak reveals tense moments during Erdoğan-Juncker meeting Today’s Zaman–52 minutes ago Leak reveals tense moments during Erdoğan-Juncker meeting … present at the meeting, showed Juncker an internal documentbelonging to the EC … In return for keeping the refugees, the EU promised Turkey 3 billion euros, .    News in Greek ******* Merkel visits Turkey as fleeing Syrians … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: as “over 10,000 migrant children missing”, “EU calls on Turkey to let in refugees…

Over 10,000 migrant children missing: Europol Over 10,000 unaccompanied migrant children have disappeared in Europe, the EU police agency Europol said on Jan. 31, fearing many have been whisked into sex trafficking rings or the slave trade EU calls on Turkey to let in refugees  BBC News | Europe | World Editio Officials in the EU urge … Read more