Journalism agenda: “Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2015

Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2015 David Levy, director of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism­, recently presented the latest edition of the Digital News Report at the Lisbon Council. Here is the link to the document CNN Int’l and CNN Türk: How they differ Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was on CNN International Paris and … Read more

#TurkeyElections Thanks god Erdoğan said he will respect Nov 1 result While PM Davutoğlu continues to joke: “Seizure of Koza-İpek entirely legal, no government involvement

Wishing for a ‘single-party gov’t,’ Turkish president says he will respect Nov 1 result With just days to go to Turkey’s snap general election on Nov. 1, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has again voiced his clear preference for having a “single-party government” elected to rule the country. Seizure of Koza-İpek entirely legal, no government involvement: PM Davutoğlu … Read more

As Obama to travel to Turkey for G20 summit “Assailants open fire in front of main opposition CHP headquarters in Ankara…

Assailants open fire in front of CHP headquarters in Ankara Unknown assailants opened fire late on Oct. 26 at the Republican People’s Party (CHP) headquarters in Ankara, the party’s deputy head has said  Academic Murat Belge details frustration of being betrayed by the AKP BGN NEWS Academic Murat Belge details frustration of being betrayed by the … Read more

As Davutoğlu implies extrajudicial killings for Kurds, VICE reporter (#FreeRasool) and 19 Kurdish Co-Mayors still captive in Turkish prisons…

Int’l press freedom coalition says pressure on media ‘severely escalated’ after June 7 polls A coalition of international free expression groups has said that pressure on journalists operating in Turkey has “severely escalated” since the parliamentary elections on June 7 White Toros* Polemics  Bianet :: English Prime Minister Davutoğlu upon the reactions against his words in Van … Read more

Gold-plated chairs in the palace but being second highest child income poverty in OECD [Report]

Report: Turkey has second highest child income poverty in OECD Turkey has the second highest child income poverty rate in the OECD countries following Israel, according to the OECD’s latest “How’s Life?” 2015 report Why is Turkey not hitting ISIL? The bomb in Suruç exploded on July 20. Turkey opened İncirlik airbase to the United States with … Read more

Istanbul news roundup: “Not your mother’s Islam: the stylish women of Istanbul

Shoppers in the Fatih distict of Istanbul, Turkey. Fatih is known as one of the most conservative districts in the city. Not your mother’s Islam: the stylish women of Istanbul British Journal of Photography At a fashion shoot for ALA Magazine, the first magazine in Turkey for conservative women. The shoot is at Bretz Home … Read more

Demirtaş in CNN: “Turkish government complicit in Ankara blast

  Turkish government complicit in Ankara blast, Demirtaş tells CNN Turkish government is complicit in the Ankara blast for turning a blind eye to ISIL and failing to put appropriate security in place, HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş told CNN International Stories of Those Who Lost Their Lives in Ankara  Bianet :: English We share the stories that … Read more

Video with English subtitles: “From Demirtaş to Davutoğlu”. One of the best speeches in Turkish politics in the Ankara Bombings Aftermath

link Demirtaş remains to be an excellent speaker. This video sums it up… ***************************** Turkey becomes a Middle East country:694 dead since June 7 elections:   Police prevent Ankara mourners from laying flowers at bomb site – video  World news: Turkey | Mourners were prevented on Sunday from laying carnations at the site where two … Read more

At least 86 dead as of 15:53 in Ankara explosions. AKP’s Turkey cannot even provide security in its own capital…

        Turkey blast: aftermath of Ankara bomb attack – video World news: Turkey | The aftermath of twin explosions outside Ankara’s main train station on Saturday morning. The blasts appear to have targeted hundreds of people who had gathered to protest violence between authorities and Kurdish separatist group, the PKK. Turkish government … Read more

Banditry in town. Columnist Ahmet Hakan injured in ‘organized assault’

Hürriyet columnist Ahmet Hakan injured in ‘organized assault’ Hürriyet columnist Ahmet Hakan, who has been targeted with politically-motivated threats, has been injured after an assault in front of his home. ‘We are not afraid. We will continue walking on the path that we know as right,’ said Hakan, who was hospitalized with broken bones in his … Read more

Kurdish news agency #DİHA in Diyarbakır raided by Turkish security forces, 10s detained; Turkey recruits more militias against Kurdish guerillas…

A video from the scene: A list of detained DIHA employees: DIHA agency website currently blocked in Turkey:   Ongoing censorship blocks Kurdish, critical, data-based media … Today’s Zaman–Aug 16, 2015 The majority of sites that have been blocked are Kurdish media outlets, including ANF, ANHA, the Dicle News Agency (DİHA), Rojnews and … Almost 400 … Read more

For the level of Turkish politics: “Turkish official ‘barks’ after tweet by fake Ankara mayor….

‘Bismillah’ campaign song debate heats up between AKP, opposition AKP Deputy Chairman Bekir Bozdağ has said his party will object the Supreme Election Board (YSK) decision to ban the use of “Bismillah” (in the name of God) in the AKP’s campaign jingle. Turkish official ‘barks’ after tweet by fake Ankara mayor A tweet by a parody account … Read more

A significant sign: “President Erdoğan, PM Davutoğlu fall behind CHP leader in TV ratings

President Erdoğan, PM Davutoğlu fall behind CHP leader in TV ratings Ahead of Turkey’s crucial election scheduled for Nov. 1, CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has topped President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in television ratings figures, according to data published by the Turkish media. President slams Nokta magazine editors as ‘dishonorable’ President Recep Tayyip … Read more

By suspending elected mayors, Turkish state is killing Kurdish civilian politics softly…

Mayor of Turkey’s Cizre suspended by ministry over terror charges Turkey’s Interior Ministry has suspended the mayor of a southeastern town over inciting people to armed uprising and terror propaganda. A curfew which was implemented late Sept. 4 in the Cizre district of Şırnak would be removed as of 7:00 a.m. on Sept. 12. Post-curfew photos tell … Read more

New Turkey: A staunchly pro-AKP columnist, C.K. threatened columnist Ahmet Hakan with death…

  HDP leader speaks out on latest violence across Turkey Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has condemned the violence that has enveloped the country and resulted in numerous attacks against his party’s buildings, warning perpetrators about the consequences of their actions. Pro-AKP columnist threatens Hürriyet columnist with death ‘We could crush you like a fly … Read more