Ipsos KMG survey offers clues on social support to growing authoritarianism…

https://twitter.com/influxTR/status/552052105234903040 Turkish people’s profile revealed in new survey Hurriyet Daily News The survey, titled the ‘Guide to Understanding Turkey,’ was conducted by the Ipsos KMG Research and Consultancy Company with almost 16,000 people across the country

Turkish government continues to pursue to block internet access without legal order… Dispatches from Turkey…

Turkish gov’t in new bid to block Internet access without legal order Hurriyet Daily News The Turkish government has been preparing to make yet another move which would add insult to injury for those who have been concerned over plight of freedom of expression in the country Prosecutor Requests Arrest of Journalist After Release  Bianet :: English … Read more

Carrying this NYT cartoon in a banner might be a crime in Turkey..

A citizen protesting corruption was carrying this cartoon as a banner and police decided that this is a crime as there is the act of “cutting Turkish flag” in this cartoon… News in Turkish here. Statement on Erdogan Government’s shameful action against Fethullah Gulen | Alliance for Shared ValuesAlliance for Shared Values afsv.org – Dec … Read more

Erdoğan ‘closely following’ judicial process against Gülen movement, shows off with Putin and Qatar leaders…

Putin praises Erdoğan as ‘tough man’ for defying EU over pipeline decision Russian President Vladimir Putin has described Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a “tough man” Erdoğan: Best buddy of Putin and ally of Obama? Hurriyet Daily News Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is known as one of the toughest leaders on earth calls, him a … Read more

Massive support for detained journalists in Çağlayan Court. #GazetecilerSUSMAYACAK

This year is the first time you see Gülen Movement supporters on street politics and their performance is not that bad at all…  Turkey could disappear if AKP rule continues HDP co-leader says The continued rule of the AKP endangers the existence of Turkey as a country, as it will lead to a chaos, HDP co-chair … 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

Bildiri: #GazetecilerDerhalBırakılsın [Set Journalists Free, Now!]

Change.org Kampanyası. Destek için tıklayınız. Gazeteciler Derhal Serbest Bırakılsın ! / Set Journalists Free, Now! Özgür Basın Susturulamaz Türkiye GAZETECİLER DERHAL SERBEST BIRAKILSIN! Zaman Gazetesi Genel Yayın Müdürü Ekrem Dumanlı ve Samanyolu Televizyonu Yayın Grubu Başkanı Hidayet Karaca 14 Aralık günü onlarca gazeteci, medya çalışanı ve hatta bir senaryo yazarı ile birlikte gözaltına alındı. Gazete yazısı … Read more

A few days ago Islamic scholar Gülen called for calm among supporters, President Erdoğan vowed to finish off ‘parallel structure’ and today…

European Commission – Statement Joint statement on the police raids and arrests of media representatives in Turkey Brussels, 14 December 2014 Federica Mogherini, High Representative for Foreign affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the Commission, and Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, issued the following statement today: The police raids and arrests … Read more

#ÖzgürBasınSusturulamaz Coup on media. 23 journalists in Pro-Gülen media detained for Erdoğan’s revenge

Turkish police raid media outlets close to Gulen, detain some people Reuters.com – Dec 14, 2:44 AM – ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkish police raided a television station and a newspaper close to U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen on Sunday, detaining some people, media reports said, two days after President Tayyip Erdogan signaled a fresh Turkish police … Read more

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