EFD Rights Watch: Turkey lifts ban on thousands of books, but attempts to ban new ones…Steinbeck, Brad Pitt movie…

Another novel on the spot… AKP Men Don’t Wanna Watch Brad Pitt, Don’t Wanna Say “Vagina” from The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya Two recent examples to show how progressive the AKP leaders are:   * Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc condemned an opposition MP for saying “vagina” during her speech at the parliament floor. “I … Read more

Oda TV raided by police. Ergenekon trial moves onto journalistic/civil links

However it gets complicated. If there isn’t hard evidence,  and there is a growing anxiety over the evidence issue, then it is impossible to support this raid. This is despite the fact that I have no sympathy for Soner Yalçın and his gang at Oda.TV, an influential website with idiosyncratic left leanings, anti-AKP and pro-Ergenekon … Read more