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Starving the Kurds

Starving the Kurds

By | October 20, 2012 at 6:46 pm | No comments

It could be said that Asia Minor has old-age amnesia. Once cradle of civilization, this region has lost its memory for almost a century now. No one remembers Karamanlis, Pontus Greeks or Smyrnean Armenians who has once created the backbone of the society as well as Ionian...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds

Turkey: Thousands of Kurds dissected from society in KCK case

Turkey: Thousands of Kurds dissected from society in KCK case

By | October 11, 2012 at 5:07 pm | No comments

In my mind personal stories usually outbalance the pressure from mass difficulties. I am more attracted to individuals since their history reveal depth whereas mass prosecutions albeit more representative lack the human side in most incidents. But this take on human rights make...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

Dear Roza,

Dear Roza,

By | October 1, 2012 at 2:24 pm | 4 comments

We never met. If it wasn't for the latest developments maybe I would have never acknowledged your existence like many others who live in the comfort of their shiny bubble. They've arrested you and all your electrical belongings last week. With your comrade Gulhan Yag among 24...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Minorities

Renaissance is over, say hi to dark ages

Renaissance is over, say hi to dark ages

By | September 23, 2012 at 4:32 pm | 4 comments

The bright and shining age of cultural and scientific Renaissance has created the Internet. Resulted in a mass distribution of knowledge albeit questionable. And neared its own demise with the help of a virtual economy it created. Next we have chaos. In the nineties folks...

Posted in: Featured, Opinion

Working on a Greek beach

Working on a Greek beach

By | September 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm | No comments

Fréderike Geerdink was in a short holiday in Greece and wrote this article for yournalistinturkey.com They earn some €30 a day, Greek youngsters working in tourism during the summer. While their country is going through hard economic times, they are happy they found a...

Posted in: Featured, Greece

Turkey: When tomorrow is yesterday

Turkey: When tomorrow is yesterday

By | August 5, 2012 at 1:57 pm | 3 comments

As of today fighting between the Turkish armed forces and PKK guerrillas in Semdinli province in southeastern Turkey continues for fifteen days. Since Turkish security forces do not allow press into the greater region, no citizen reports could be verified. The national media...

Posted in: Armenians, Featured, Kurds, Minorities

The Unique Character we call Chios

The Unique Character we call Chios

By | July 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm | 5 comments

Chios looks like any other Eastern Aegean Greek island. Especially when you arrive by boat or by plane and enter Chios Town as it is the commercial and political center of the prefecture, congested roads and busy traffic welcomes you. You might even think that you have arrived...

Posted in: Featured, Greece

Ikaria: Always Closer to the Sun, and Far Away from Men

Ikaria: Always Closer to the Sun, and Far Away from Men

By | July 19, 2012 at 5:38 pm | No comments

A report in the Italian newspaper Libero's web site last Monday that a small Aegean island, Ikaria is considering leaving Greece created havoc in media. Der Spiegel English says: A full century after the North Aegean island of Icaria gained independence by expelling its Turkish...

Posted in: Featured, Greece

Lost Souls Anonymous

Lost Souls Anonymous

By | July 18, 2012 at 12:16 am | No comments

We all carry a baggage. Until we reach the age of five, our immediate family loads us with their perception of a kid. Then, depending on where we get educated several enemies of free thinking, namely; history, civil studies, religion and many more attack us with their pre...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights, Opinion

Devil in Detail: Abortion drugs banned in Turkey

Devil in Detail: Abortion drugs banned in Turkey

By | July 16, 2012 at 10:10 pm | No comments

Pursuant to a month of heated discussions, Turkish government stated that they will not amend the existing laws on abortion in Turkey and restricted their changes to the subject of making caesar sections more difficult to implement. Social media whirled about a few days, press...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

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