#Europe agenda: “EU at 60: celebrations in turbulent times…

Debate: EU at 60: celebrations in turbulent times euro|topics On March 25, 1957, Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg and the Netherlands signed the Treaties of Rome – effectively the birth certificate of the European Union. Sixty years on the leaders of 27 EU states will once again convene in Rome and address the question of where … Read more

“Turkey backers” response to “Europe”: flooding social media with Nazi symbols…

  ‘Turkey backers’ target Amnesty, BBC and other major Twitter accounts  BBC News | Europe | World Edition Hackers tweeted “Nazi Germany, Nazi Holland” from several official accounts in Turkish. Twitter accounts tweet swastikas and pro-Erdoğan support in massive hack  World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Alex Hern Accounts that use third-party analytics service Twitter Counter compromised … Read more

For the record, Turkey trolled US: “Turkey issues travel warning to US amid Trump protests”

Turkey issues travel warning to US amid Trump protests The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a travel warning for the United States Nov. 12 amid ongoing demonstrations to protest the country’s newly elected president, Donald Trump. Turkish president invites Donald Trump to Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan invited newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump to Turkey on … 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

Only a few, literally, critical legacy media outlet remains in Turkey after the last raids…

I guess, Cumhuriyet, Sözcü, Halk TV are the only few media outlets that remain to be classified as critical of government… Hayatın Sesi TV Sealed Bianet :: English Regie room of Hayatın Sesi TV has been sealed, its Youtube broadcast shut down. Continuing its broadcasting on social media, channel staff said “We are here and not … Read more

Main opposition party believes “1 million sufferers in post-coup process

  CHP urges fair trial, cites 1 million sufferers in post-coup process The number of people who have suffered from the government’s “reckless measures” against suspected Gülenists within the civil service has hit 1 million, the main opposition leader has said Turkish schools reopen after purge of teachers suspected of coup links World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk … Read more

In UN’s show-off humanitarian summit in Istanbul, Rights Organizations Not Invited…

Rights Organizations Not Invited to World Humanitarian Summit  Bianet :: English Leading human rights organizations in Turkey such as TİHV, İHD and HYD have not been invited to the World Humanitarian Summit organized by UN. The organizations criticize the summit being held in Turkey where human rights violations are common. UN receives criticism in humanitarian summit in … Read more

Anthropology roundup: Rabinow also joins the boycott debate…

I am Paul Rabinow, Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley. I write to urge you to watch this important new video where anthropologists who know something about the matter demonstrate how an academic boycott is ultimately personal. I am against the boycott. The distinction between a small community of anthropologists, the … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “The Böhmermann case…”Brussels seeks €50 billion to digitalise Europe’s industry…

Debate: The Böhmermann case: Did Merkel make the right decision? euro|topic Chancellor Angela Merkel has given the green light for criminal proceedings against German satirist Jan Böhmermann. His “smear poem” about Erdoğan is now the subject of a criminal investigation on charges of insulting a foreign head of state. Is Merkel kowtowing to Ankara? Brussels seeks €50 … Read more

Davutoğlu, who has been mistaken so many times and who seems to have lost control over regional politics, accuses Syrian Kurds for the Ankara bombing…

Syrian national of YPG-links behind Ankara blast, says Turkish PM Hurriyet Daily News Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has announced that a Syrian national with links to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) was identified as the perpetrator of the attack in Ankara   Attack on Military Vehicle in Diyarbakır  Bianet :: English Bomb attack has been carried … Read more

In case you missed in Cyberculture agenda: A UN body ruled Julian Assange’s 3.5 Year Detainment in Embassy Unlawful… “Pirate Bay Transforms into The World’s Biggest Streaming Site…

Julian Assange’s 3.5 Year Detainment in Embassy Ruled Unlawful Wired Top Stories by Kim Zetter A UN body has determined that UK and Swedish authorities have unlawfully detained the WikiLeaks founder in the Ecuadorean embassy, where he has been living in asylum since 2012 to avoid arrest. Julian Assange ‘arbitrarily held’  BBC News | Europe | World … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “The causes of selfie-related fatalities

The causes of selfie-related fatalities Boing Boing by Mark Frauenfelder The most common way to die from taking a selfie is falling from a heights, followed by drowning. From Priceonomics: How Snapchat’s Evolving, One Small Update at a Time (and Why You Need to Pay Attention) Social Media Today by Andrew Hutchinson Snapchat announced two significant updates last … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Montenegro on the path to Nato membership…”Court blocks Catalan independence bill

Court blocks Catalan independence bill BBC News | Europe | World Edition Spain’s Constitutional Court revokes Catalonia’s parliamentary motion that set in motion a process of unilaterally breaking away from the rest of the country. EU’s new ‘Directive on Terrorism’ aims to criminalise preparatory acts  EurActiv.com The European Commission adopted on Wednesday (2 December) a package of measures … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: High expectations for Paris Climate Conference while French police fire teargas to disperse climate protest #ClimateMarch

MAIN FOCUS: High expectations for Paris Climate Conference | 27/11/2015 euro|topics The UN Climate Change Conference begins in Paris on Monday. Given that more than 170 states have already tabled their climate protection objectives, some commentators are already calling the summit a success. Others criticise that agricultural reform and sweeping global investment in new energies are … Read more

Turkey vs. Russia. “The Turkish army releases audio of warnings to downed Russian plane WHILE “Navigator of Downed Russian Plane Says There Was No Warning

As rhetorical fury rises over jet incident, how will Putin respond? World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Shaun Walker in Moscow Announcements made by Moscow include banning of some Turkish poultry imports – hardly a suggestion of bellicose intent The Turkish embassy in Moscow was pelted with eggs, stones and paint. Viewers of state television heard … Read more

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