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Author Ece Temelkuran: “For The Record”

Author Ece Temelkuran: “For The Record”

By | February 20, 2012 at 11:25 pm | 2 comments

This article was written by Ece Temelkuran as a prologue to her opus; "For The Record" in Turkish. She revisits Turkey's recent past and tells the tale of a peculiar social change from state oppression to outright fascism. "For the Record," because... The times we live in are...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights, Opinion

On Human Rights, Van, sex, and other related stupidities

By | November 5, 2011 at 5:02 pm | No comments

In the known universe sole human rights offenders are humans. Other animals don't even have rights, but none violate another's "animality." Only humans violate animal rights as well. And especially when their ignorant doctrines are institutionalized in the form of states,...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights, Kurds, 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

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

Two Sides of the Same Coin/2

By | June 4, 2009 at 6:32 pm | No comments

(Due to common Internet problems in Turkey, I can only publish this article today. Apologies to my dear readers)Closer to a way out or provocation?For almost two weeks every columnist in every daily in Turkey wrote about the "Kurdish problem" following a declaration by President...

Posted in: Opinion, Turkey

Who by Fire

By | May 24, 2009 at 8:52 pm | No comments

Fairies must have whispered to his ear. Or else, as he would prefer, God must have talked to him in his dreams. Turkish Prime minister declared he was sorry of ethnic cleansing of the "Christian minorities" in Asia Minor. We would never know if he was sincere since another...

Posted in: Christians, Turkey

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