Turkish coffee house piece at the Guardian and social fabric roundup….

A traditional Turkish coffee is served at a coffee house in Istanbul. Photograph: Fatih Saribas/Reuters Turkish coffee house talk could teach the world a thing or two | Kaya Genç by Kaya Genç As Turkey’s coffee culture arrives in London, it provides an opportunity for proper discussion about culture and politics The coffee house was … Read more

“Earthquake could have healed the crack in Turkey” Erkan quoted in Svenska Dagbladet

The earthquake in Turkey in October affected mostly Kurds. Here seen aid workers in the city Erciş revealing among collapsed building links to find survivors. November 29th, 2011  The atmosphere is poisonous between the government and Kurdish politicians who refuse to distance themselves from the PKK. It is a political fault rupture in Turkey, a crack that … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: body of Sebahattin Yılmaz found in debris. Journalists not only imprisoned but also die because of State misconducts in Turkey…

Turkish Quake Death Toll Rises to 26 ? ABC News – Bertan Ayduk – Mehmet Guzel – 4 hours ago Colleagues and friends wept as rescue workers pulled out the body of Sebahattin Yilmaz from beneath the debris of the Bayram Hotel ? one of two hotels that When judiciary facilitates rape from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists … Read more

Such a Friday night for Turkey: we lose journalist Cem Emir in the Van Quake; Turkey crushed by Croatia in football; a ferry hijacked…

Cem Emir’s death is a murder. State officials had declared that the hotel he would stay was not damaged but the hotel collapsed in an aftermath quake… Turkey quake survivors sought; Death toll rises from Yahoo news Rescue teams claw through heaps of concrete for 2 journalists believed trapped in collapsed hotel’s rubble Unidentified person … Read more

for the record, Turkey ranks 92nd of 187 countries 2011 International Human Development Index, 19th in Transparency International?s Bribe Payers Index…

Human Development Report 2011 The 2011 Human Development Report argues that the urgent global challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together ? and identifies policies on the national and global level that could spur mutually reinforcing progress towards these interlinked goals. Read more   Turkey Up and Down in 2011 International Human Development Index … Read more