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Power of Symbols in Mass Perception in Turkey

By | December 20, 2011 at 4:45 pm | No comments

At this moment, 38 people are detained in Turkey pending arrest on charges relating to KCK, political structure of Kurdish PKK. Out of which more than 20 are journalists. These detentions are the last wave of recent arrests in Turkey including over 60 journalists, lawyers and...

Posted in: Featured, Freedom of Expression, Kurds, News, Opinion, Turkey

Outcry over Turkish publisher’s arrest and detention

By | November 2, 2011 at 10:12 pm | No comments

We will discuss the human rights aspects of violations by the current government in Turkey. But here is The Guardian's take on the latest wave of arrests in the country. This article titled "Outcry over Turkish publisher's arrest and detention" was written by Alison Flood,...

Posted in: Freedom of Expression, News, Turkey

“I Bare Witness” Traveling Photo Exhibit by Ahmet Şık

By | April 9, 2011 at 2:54 pm | One comment

An exhibition with photographs by recently arrested journalist Ahmet Şık was inaugurated yesterday at Karşı Art Gallery in Istanbul. 30 Ahmet Şık photographs originating from his decades long journalism experience will be exhibited until April 12th in the same...

Posted in: Featured, Freedom of Expression, Konstantinoupolis, News

One Cool Piece

By | April 9, 2011 at 9:00 am | No comments

This is not an article about an anime. And  no, this is not about life either. I'm just reminiscing about old memories. There are some pieces you start writing without knowing what will come up. Call me lazy. Call me disorganized. Call me irresponsible. That's how it will be....

Posted in: Featured, Freedom of Expression, Opinion, Turkey

Finkel’s Dilemma

By | April 7, 2011 at 10:08 pm | 6 comments

Andrew Finkel, renown columnist of Today's Zaman, the english edition of Turkish daily Zaman was fired because of an article he wrote (but not published). Zaman papers are owned by Fethullan Gülen movement and considered to be close to AKP government. Lately Islamist Gülen's...

Posted in: Featured, Freedom of Expression, News, Opinion, Turkey

“Virtual” Disobedience

By | April 1, 2011 at 3:13 am | 3 comments

First there was a book draft. No, first there was a book. Ahmet Şık and Ertuğrul Mavioğlu, two journalists in Turkey wrote a book about Ergenekon, allegedly an organization that planned a coup eight years ago. Except for some reserves they have written about that attempt in...

Posted in: Freedom of Expression, Opinion, Turkey

Freedom, freedom of press, or otherwise

By | March 6, 2011 at 7:52 pm | 2 comments

Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener were sent to jail early this morning. Both investigative journalists with different backgrounds or ideologies, they had one common characteristic: pursuit of truth. And truth is a dangerous subject matter in Turkey. Nedim Şener is rather known in...

Posted in: Freedom of Expression, Human Rights, Opinion, Turkey

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