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Bye bye Turkey

Bye bye Turkey

By | October 17, 2014 at 9:55 pm | No comments

Turkey is a country, where daily life of people who have a minimum level of literacy is perplexed by political agenda. Every single day wakes upon an outstanding number of news of sorts. There is no continuity in any sphere of public life; the state shuffles, the legal base is...

Posted in: Featured, Opinion, Turkey

Turkey at last declares Jabhat al Nusra as Terror Organization

Turkey at last declares Jabhat al Nusra as Terror Organization

By | June 8, 2014 at 10:30 am | No comments

On June 3, Turkish official gazette announced  the blacklisting of  Jabhat al Nusra a terror organization. It was stated that the Cabinet had decided to make amendments to its decree concerning the United Nation Security Council's (UNSC) resolution on the freezing of assets...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

Ten Years of organized ignorance: Crowded malfeasance

Ten Years of organized ignorance: Crowded malfeasance

By | January 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm | 7 comments

“What happened in Turkey during the last ten years?” When the storm is over and if we wake up to a bright morning after it’s all over, we will end up with that question at hand which could take another ten years to answer. One answer could commence as such: A leader...

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#Turkey: Stop lynching artists!

#Turkey: Stop lynching artists!

By | July 7, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 2 comments

During Occupy Gezi events in Istanbul, many artists took place in demonstrations which were held first to protest the demolishing of a public park near Taksim Square, but then elevated to a civil disobedience event throughout the country. (1) Memet Ali Alabora, prominent...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

#resistGezipark: alternative and international media for more media transparency

#resistGezipark: alternative and international media for more media transparency

By | June 19, 2013 at 9:43 pm | 4 comments

The Gezi Park events in Istanbul have triggered one of the largest and most serious civil unrest in decades in Turkey. It all started as a peaceful sit-in protest in order to prevent the demolition of the trees for the construction of a shopping mall in the park, but excess use...

Posted in: Featured, News, Turkey

#OccupyGezi, the civil disobedience movement takes over Izmir

#OccupyGezi, the civil disobedience movement takes over Izmir

By | June 3, 2013 at 3:02 pm | One comment

In Turkey during the last decade of AKP government individual freedoms were in a recess. Party's unprecedented 53% majority in the last elections paved way to a borderline authoritarian regime where media was pressured for self-censorship, journalists and political activists...

Posted in: Featured, Smyrna, Turkey

KCK: Withdrawal of guerrillas from Turkey to begin on May 8

KCK: Withdrawal of guerrillas from Turkey to begin on May 8

By | April 25, 2013 at 6:10 pm | 2 comments

(ANF) Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) Executive Council President Murat Karayılan has held a press conference on the withdrawal of Kurdish guerrillas out of Turkish borders. The press conference, which was attended by KCK Executive Council member Zeki Şengali and...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

An elegy to Istanbul: destroying the last remnants of metropolitan culture

An elegy to Istanbul: destroying the last remnants of metropolitan culture

By | January 7, 2013 at 5:04 pm | 2 comments

A few weeks ago a traffic jam forced me to walk through Tarlabasi, an old Greek quarter located in Pera district of Istanbul (Konstantinoupolis). While central Pera (Beyoglu) was where the turn of the century bourgeois lived, surrounded by elite stores and chic cafes, Tarlabasi...

Posted in: Featured, Konstantinoupolis, Turkey

Equalized by injustice

Equalized by injustice

By | November 16, 2012 at 1:23 pm | No comments

There is a basic controversy intrinsic in human core: he thrives to belong to a group; thrives to be 'one' but at the same time he wishes to be distinguished. Especially when a tragedy is in question. On one hand you cannot stand to stay a spectator, you need to be close by. At...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

Dead spirits society

Dead spirits society

By | November 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm | No comments

Mediterranean and Middle Eastern people are proud of their hospitality. It has been said that strong family ties are the pillars of those societies. Especially in times of need the family size gets bigger as an act of solidarity. In Greece, since the economic crisis hit the...

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