Eurosphere agenda: Merkel faces more failures at home…

Merkel faces home truths Brussels Blog by Alex Barker To receive the Brussels Briefing in your inbox every morning, sign up here. It is Angela Merkel’s home state. There aren’t even many refugees there (23,000 in 2015 to be precise). But on Sunday rural Mecklenburg-Vorpommern earned a small footnote in post-war history, becoming the first state … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: Twitter is 10 #LoveTwitter

Twitter’s Character Limit Will Stay 140 — Not Expand to 10,000 All Facebook by Justin Lafferty Despite rumblings of a 10,000-character limit on Twitter, the company’s CEOtold The Today Show that the 140-character limit is here to stay. In an appearance on The Today Show, Jack Dorsey dismissed the rumors of long-form tweets, saying that the … Read more

Journalism agenda: “Moving from generic analytics to editorial analytics…

Journalists [in Turkey] countrywide to support colleagues in clash zones Journalists based in Turkey launched an initiative in solidarity with their colleagues struggling to report in southeastern Turkish provinces struck by clashes between security forces and outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants Turkish author faces jail term for insulting president Nokta Magazine author Perihan Mağden faces … Read more

“The (Turkish) State has arrived”. Scenes after the curfew in Silvan… An EFD Rights Watch….

12-day curfew in Turkey’s Silvan ends, governor reveals death toll A 12-day curfew in the three neighborhoods of the Silvan town in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakır was lifted, with soldiers withdrawin Hurriyet Daily News / Silvan: 2015 (Fotoğraf: Sebati Karakurt): VIDEO: Police fire tear gas, water cannon at HDP delegation in Turkey’s southeast … Read more

Turkey welcomes #G20 Summit with a police raid at Zaman daily…

#Turkish police raid #Zaman newspaper’s headquarters to see if Özgür Bugün’s printed there Turkish columnist faces probe for ‘insulting Erdoğan’ Two separate probes have been launched against Cengiz Çandar, Radikal news portal columnist, for his seven articles allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Infographics: One-third of ISIL suspects jailed in Turkey are foreigners One-third of all suspects … Read more

#TurkeyElection – In a state of panic: Turkey’s rulers emulate FBI style; post most wanted list that includes Gülen BUT also accuses American consulate for allegedly helping HDP’s campaign…

Turkish government hires UK law firm to probe Gülen’s global network The Turkish government has hired an international law firm to investigate the worldwide activities of the government’s friend-turned-foe U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen’s Hizmet (Service) Movement. Turkey releases new most wanted list that includes Fethullah Gülen Turkey published a list of its most wanted terrorists on … Read more

Let there be no doubt despite Erdoğan’s distractions before the #TurkeyElections: “ISIL behind Oct 10 Ankara Massacre, says prosecutor’s office

Chief Prosecution says ISIS Responsible for Ankara Massacre  Bianet :: English Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has declared Ankara bombing was executed by Antep-based cell that received order from ISIS in Syria, and plans other acts. ISIL behind Oct 10 Ankara Massacre, says prosecutor’s office An Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) sleeper cell based … 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

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

Cyberculture agenda: FBI, MI5 continues to create moral panic around Encryption software…

FBI Keeps Telling Purely Theoretical Encryption Horror Stories  The Intercept by Jenna McLaughlin Federal law enforcement officials decrying the proliferation of strong encryption said Tuesday that the only reason they lack actual examples of how often it shields criminals is that they’ve done a “bad job” of collecting them. UK’s MI5 security chief warns that encryption is making … Read more

Erdoğan could not become a president and thus declared the end of peace process, but he might not be the only player in AKP… Let’s see..

Kurdish leader Demirtaş reveals details of peace process The gov’t’s refusal to provide legal guarantees for the PKK’s withdrawal, coupled with the construction of military fortresses, effectively ended the cease-fire, HDP co-chair says MAIN FOCUS: Turkey convenes Nato meeting | 28/07/2015 euro|topics At the request of Ankara Nato members will meet today, Tuesday, to discuss Turkey’s conflicts … Read more

“NATO calls emergency meeting at Turkey’s request… Let’s see how Turkey will explain its position…

Turkish PM: No troops into Syria BBC News | Europe | World Edition Turkey says it has no plans to send ground troops into Syria to fight the Islamic State (IS) group, as it continues air strikes on IS positions. Turkish court approves blocking of Kurdish websites An Ankara Criminal Court of Peace has approved a decision … Read more

Armenia loses hope, withdraws normalization protocols signed in 2009…

Armenia Withdraws “Normalization” Protocols From Parliament  Bianet :: English Following Armenia’s withdrawal from normalization protocols signed in 2009, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry made a statement, saying that Armenia’s decision was “unfortunate”. Frustration over Özgecan Aslan continues in Turkey:  Death penalty is not solution, says Özgecan’s father The father of Özgecan Aslan, a 20-year-old student who was brutally killed … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Podemos mobilises the masses in Spain

MAIN FOCUS: Podemos mobilises the masses in Spain | 02/02/2015  euro|topics Over one hundred thousand supporters of the left-leaning party Podemos demonstrated on Saturday in Madrid in a “March for Change”. Syriza and Podemos have the potential to channel indignation into constructive politics, some commentators write. Others fear a rise of left-wing populism.   Poisoned spy inquiry … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: [Interactive] The Global Terrorism Database; Clickbait; Crowdfunded news-site after ISIS; Self-segregation on social networks [on Ferguson]

Self-segregation on social networks and the implications for the Ferguson, MO story  …My heart’s in Accra by Ethan Michael Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson on Saturday August 9, 2014. After his body lay in the hot street for four hours, Ferguson residents took to the streets to protest his killing. Brown’s death, the … Read more