Turkish FP news 1- Germany leaves Incirlik Base… US resolution over Washington brawl….

Germany to Withdraw Forces From Incirlik Base in Turkey NYT > Turkey by By ALISON SMALE The Turkish government refused to guarantee that German lawmakers could visit troops at the facility, deepening a rift between the NATO allies. US resolution over Washington brawl is against spirit of alliance: Turkish Foreign Ministry The Foreign Ministry has said a … Read more

#Europe Agenda: Demonstrations in Serbia and Hungary…

Thousands Protest In Belgrade Against Vucic For Sixth Day Today’s protest in Budapest (i.redd.it) Major protest in Hungary over Soros university law EurActiv.com by Georgi Gotev Hungary saw the biggest anti-government protest in three years on Sunday (9 April), as tens of thousands demonstrated against new higher education legislation seen as targeting the respected Central European … Read more

It seems that (paranoid) conspiracy theories increasingly shape US-Turkey relations…

Accusations about US in Turkish media must stop, State Department’s Kirby says   U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby has warned the Turkish media about making false accusations about the United States. In Turkey’s Unrest, Some See an Extreme Version of Post-9/11 America NYT > Turkey by By TIM ARANGO and RICK GLADSTONE   Turkey’s president and … 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

A WSJ article on Purge claims in Turkish universities… A Black Sea village, learned of coup attempt 10 days later due to lack of power, to be the most tranquil community in Turkey…

After Failed Coup, Turkey’s Erdogan Is Purging Universities of Potential Enemies wsj.com – Joe Parkinson – Aug 24, 8:46 AM KONYA, Turkey—On the humid afternoon after July’s bloody coup attempt, signs of a rift that is redefining this nation’s academia played out in two cities 400 miles apart. In Istanbul, Nil Mutluer grabbed her 3-year-old … Read more

Journalism agenda: ” SMART News Agency is telling stories from Syria in virtual reality…

How SMART News Agency is telling stories from Syria in virtual reality Journalism.co.uk ‘We are doing VR also for credibility, because you let the viewer be the witness inside Syria’ Inside Infomagical, Note to Self’s crowdsourcing project to find out how people deal with information overload Journalism.co.uk Using audio, voicemails and texts, Infomagical is a five-day experiment … Read more

Probably jealous of Iran’s success, sum of Turkey’s foreign policy: Once Erdoğan’s beloved Hekmatyar declares support for ISIL

Afghanistan’s Hekmatyar supports ISIL Hezb-e-Islami, the Afghan Islamist organization headed by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, announced its support for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), International Business Times has reported. Turkish FM welcomes nuke deal but calls on Iran to revise regional policies Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavuşoğlu has welcomed the lifting of sanctions on neighboring … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “The 2015 G7 Summit in Germany

The 2015 G7 Summit in Germany  Dipnote – U.S. Department of State Official Blog Monday, June 8 marked the final day of the 2015 G7 Summit that was held in Schloss Elmau, Germany. The Summit, hosted by German Chancellor Angele Merkel, provided an opportunity for heads of state and government of the Group of Seven (G7) members … Read more

Dear Kerry, be careful, Davutoğlu says “Shaking hands with Assad ‘the same as with Hitler

Shaking hands with Assad ‘the same as with Hitler,’ Turkish PM tells in response to Kerry Turkish PM Davutoğlu rubbished suggestions that talks should be held with al-Assad, saying negotiating with the Syrian leader was no different to shaking hands with Adolf Hitler Turkish Prime Ministry spends almost half of yearly budget in two months Prime Ministry … Read more

Clear cut: “The End of Turkey in Europe”/ “New Turkey” deconstructed in Open Democracy series…

The End of Turkey in Europe Freedom House – Nate Schenkkan – On December 17, 2013, Turkey woke up to mass police raids across the country. The chief executive of state-owned HalkBank was detained, and television stations showed shoeboxes stuffed with millions of American dollars pulled out from under his… Turkey’s politicians should not be let … Read more

Such a shame for US. the CIA #TortureReport released…

Why Obama Won’t Prosecute Torturers  Slate Articles by Eric Posner The release of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture under the Bush administration has revived calls for the Obama administration to prosecute those responsible for violating the law. Summary of Torture Report released: Surprise! CIA tortured people and torture doesn’t work A summary of the long-awaited … Read more

Cyberculture agenda: “Gottfrid Svartholm Found Guilty in Hacking Trial…”Hungary Protests Against “Internet Tax”

Gottfrid Svartholm Found Guilty in Hacking Trial  TorrentFreak After being arrested in his Cambodian apartment in September 2012 it took two years before Gottfrid Svartholm went on trial in Denmark.   Drone Footage of Hungary Protests Against “Internet Tax” Global Voices Online Hungarians have been rallying in masses against a proposed tax on Internet traffic that many … Read more

Babacan now chastised by Ağaoğlu…. US Department of State gives support to Çarşı fan group…

Business tycoon Ağaoğlu slams Turkish deputy PM’s vow to shift focus from construction Ali Ağaoğlu, a construction mogul known for his close ties with the government, has denounced Ali Babacan’s pledge to shift the focus to developing industry, rather than construction ‘You Will Do Anything for Ratings’: More Outrage over the Wife Killer ‘Star’ of Turkish Daytime … Read more

Eurosphere agenda: “Pirate Parties that Plan to Enter The European Parliament, “Eurovision’s Bearded-Lady Champion…

These Pirate Parties Plan to Enter The European Parliament TorrentFreak by Ben Jones Where you can vote pirate (click to open map) In roughly two weeks time, people all over the European Union will be going to the polls to elect the next European Parliament. Five years ago, the Swedish Pirate Party had a Russians Hate Eurovision’s Bearded-Lady … Read more

Cyberculture roundup: Why Tor matters…”78% of Twitter’s Users Are Outside the U.S….

  What is Tor and why does it matter? We all live in public, at least as far as the US National Security Agency is concerned. As Internet users and global citizens become more aware of surveillance activities that the US and other countries are doing on the World Wide Web, there are those who seek to … Read more