Turkey is after the happiest country in the world, Norway, after the latter gives Turkish officers asylum… A FP roundup…

Turkey protests against Norway giving officers asylum  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) Ambassador to Ankara summoned after Norway grants political asylum to Turkish officers allegedly linked to failed coup. Debate: Berlin refusing to export arms to Turkey  euro|topics The German government has rejected several requests from Ankara for arms exports in recent months. The human rights situation … Read more

Pre-Referendum moves: “Turkey permits women soldiers to wear headscarf…

Turkey Allows Women in Military to Wear Hijabs, in Cultural Shift  NYT > Turkey by By PATRICK KINGSLEY The move highlights a change in the armed forces and society, where the head scarf has been a symbol of the struggle between secular and religious factions. Turkey permits women soldiers to wear headscarf   Women soldiers in Turkey … Read more

Thank you @fcstpauli_EN for Solidarity with Naki, a “footballer faces up to five years for ‘PKK propaganda’ on Twitter”

Footballer faces up to five years for ‘PKK propaganda’ on Twitter A Turkish third-tier footballer playing in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır faces up to five years in prison for seven social media posts that prosecutors have said constitute “terrorist propaganda.” ‘What about our human rights?’: Kurds feel force of Turkey’s crackdown theguardian.com – Constanze Letsch … Read more

“Standard People Scare Me”

That’s what is written on the t-shirt of an ISIS suspect detained by Turkish police recently… Adana'da IŞİD'e yönelik olarak, 50 ayrı adrese 500 polisle yapılan operasyonda 35 kişi gözaltına alındı. (DHA) pic.twitter.com/hSk8ykvzGM — 140journos (@140journos) August 7, 2016 In other images…  Nearly all Turkish political leaders did cooperate with Fethullah Gülen in the past… … Read more

Foreign envoys at journalists’ trial were the last target of Erdoğan’s wrath…

Turkish President Erdoğan slams foreign envoys at journalists’ trial Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has severely criticized a group of Western diplomats who attended the trial of Cumhuriyet’s Can Dündar and Erdem Gül on March 25 Turkish Journalists Speak Out Before Trial NYT > Turkey by By REUTERS Can Dundar, editor in chief of the Cumhuriyet newspaper, … Read more

Turkish PM says April 24 to be commemorated in Turkey, BUT most of efforts go to focus on Battle of the Dardanelles….

Ankara’s trigger button: Armenian ‘genocide‘ As the centenary of the mass killings nears, Turkish officials will lambast anyone who dares uses the ‘G-word’.  AL JAZEERA ENGLISH (IN DEPTH) / Turkey says it ‘shares’ Armenia pain …pectfully remember” deaths of Armenians in 1915 but stops short of recognising the killings as genocide  BBC News | Europe … Read more

The Pope hits hard. The word Genocide.

He was the first foreign notable to visit Erdoğan’s Palace and now He uttered the G. word 🙂 Pope’s remarks on Armenia issue irk Ankara Turkey has summoned the Vatican’s ambassador in Ankara over the Pope’s comments on the mass deportation of Armenians Turkey fury at Pope ‘genocide’ claim BBC News | Europe | World Edition Turkey … Read more

Davutoğlu in Paris becomes an Internet meme… Dispatches from Turkey…

via Amnesty launches campaign to stop S Korea exporting tear gas to Turkey The change.org campaign aims to stop S Korea exporting some 1.9 mln tear gas canisters to Turkey Repent over your tattoos, Turkey’s top religious body says Turkey’s top religious body has issued a fatwa that urges Muslims who have tattoos to repent if they … Read more

[Türkçe versiyon da var] Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant is waiting for your applications!

Türkçe bülten için buraya tıklayınız. Նորությունների թերթոնն հայերենով՝ այստեղ Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant is waiting for your applications! Turkey-Armenia Travel Grant implemented by the Hrant Dink Foundation aims to support the travels between Turkey and Armenia to increase direct contacts and to promote cooperation between the peoples of the two neighbouring countries.   Hrant Dink Foundation … Read more

Being in NY makes a difference, it seems, Erdoğan says there might be military support to U.S.-led coalition; “Turkey-Egypt Relations: Incentives to Normalize…

Erdogan says Turkey may give military support to U.S.-led coalition By ece toksabay ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey could give military or logistical support to U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Syria, President Tayyip Erdogan was quoted as saying on Tuesday. “We will give the necessary support to the operation. The support could be military … Read more

Not surprising Pew Reserch Findings: Polarization increases in Turkey… Erdoğan’s favorability in the region falls…

Turkish deputy PM slams women ‘having vacation without husbands’ Bülent Arınç defends his criticism against ‘laughing women’ with a puzzling complaint about ‘pole climbers’ Spam messages reign in Turkish presidential hopefuls’ campaigns Turkey’s presidential hopefuls have continued campaigning by sending text messages to mobile phone users Turks Divided on Erdogan and the Country’s Direction pewglobal.org – Jul 30, 2:55 … Read more

Despite Constitutional Court order, AKP government continues to block Twitter. Kind of a coup d’etat?

RIGHTS – Constitutional Court orders authorities to unblock Twitter hurriyetdailynews.com ? The Constitutional Court has ordered authorities to unblock Twitter, saying the decision violated the rights of users who had appealed the decision. Regarding individual complaints, the court has unanimously ruled the ban is a violation of free RIGHTS – Twitter can be unblocked for just … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Report shows hard prison conditions for LGBT?s, disabled

Report shows hard prison conditions for LGBT?s, disabled A recent report stated that the prison conditions in Turkey were not good for LGBT individuals, disabled persons and the old Turkey?s democracy deficit led to Gezi protests: SISecretary General Gezi Park protests have clearly reflected the distance between the priorities of the Turkish people and the … Read more

The Guardian on a quest: Who really invented the doner kebab?- A social fabric roundup

Who really invented the doner kebab? The Guardian (UK) Tuesday, October 29, G2, p. 3 James Ramsden Kadir Nurman died this week in Berlin at the age of 80, leaving in his wake the kind of legacy many of us can only dream of. For Nurman was the inventor of that king of midnight feasts, … Read more

R.I.P. Tuncel Kurtiz… A Social fabric roundup…

Veteran Turkish actor Tuncel Kurtiz dies at 77 Veteran Turkish actor Tuncel Kurtiz has died at the age of 77 after falling at his Istanbul home. More images Tuncel Kurtiz Actor Tuncel Kurtiz is a Turkish theatre, movie and TV series actor, playwright and film director. Since 1964, he has acted in more than 70 … Read more