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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

The Netherlands go where Turkey is coming from

The Netherlands go where Turkey is coming from

By | April 17, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 4 comments

Fréderike Geerdink “Abdullah Gül has no right to speak”, I hear all the time as a reaction to President Gül resisting the ideology of Dutch politician Geert Wilders, which discriminates against people and marginalises them. That’s because Gül has a problem handling...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, Featured, Greeks, Kurds, Minorities

Turkish Republic: falling short of its name, once again

By | August 19, 2011 at 9:51 pm | No comments

Practically there is a war going on in Turkey. Carefully hidden from the eyes of the majority living in the west, this war is going on for decades in every perceivable level. People at large realize about this war once in a while when a group of soldiers were ambushed by PKK,...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Minorities, News, Turkey

Democracy bubble bursts in Turkey

Democracy bubble bursts in Turkey

By | April 19, 2011 at 1:44 am | No comments

Turkey's elections board ruled that 12 Kurdish and socialist politicians running as independent candidates in national elections set for June were ineligible to run for parliament because of their prior convictions. Kurdish BDP and a block of socialist parties had joined forces...

Posted in: Elections 2011, Featured, Kurds, News

Oppressed, poorer, and merrier

Oppressed, poorer, and merrier

By | April 18, 2011 at 11:26 am | One comment

Last week, Turkey officially embraced General Elections season geared towards June 12. Mainstream parties came up with their candidates for each city and projects for their next term in the parliament. Promises range from increased unemployment payments to families to new cities...

Posted in: Elections 2011, Featured, Turkey

Turkey Elections 2011: Women, minorities, LGBT still discriminated against

Turkey Elections 2011: Women, minorities, LGBT still discriminated against

By | April 12, 2011 at 2:54 am | 2 comments

Today all parties finalized MP candidate lists for 2011 elections in Turkey. Even BDP, whose ranks consist basically of minorities nominated less than 25% women. Governing AKP has 78 women candidates whereas main opposition CHP has 109. Both parties have 14 handicapped...

Posted in: Elections 2011, Featured, Minorities, Opinion, Turkey

Dink: “Turkey should not boast of being a social state”

By | April 10, 2011 at 12:45 am | No comments

A.A. Wife of slain Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, Rakel Dink said she doesn't know how discriminative and racist comments, behavior, plans and projects would be collected, put aside and trashed. She spoke at "Setting up peace" conference organized by Peace Initiative...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, Featured, Hrant Dink, Human Rights, News, Turkey

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

Attack on BDP Adana Offices

Attack on BDP Adana Offices

By | April 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm | No comments

DIHA/Jiyan Vedat Bayab, a worker at Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) Adana office came to the building this morning, only to be attacked by five unidentified perpetrators.   After immobilizing Bayab, perpetrators entered the master office and destroyed the furniture...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, News, Turkey

Votes, Churches, and other relevant frivolities

By | September 20, 2010 at 4:03 pm | No comments

A journalist friend of mine will get crazy about this article. She'd say "too many subjects in one single article" or "it's too long and complex to be read easily, and there are too many points to consider". Yes, I know. But in Turkey, the agenda is full of such frivolities that...

Posted in: Armenians, Christians, Greeks, Human Rights, Opinion, Turkey

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