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Turkish officials aided Kurdish militants, prosecutor says

Turkish officials aided Kurdish militants, prosecutor says

By | February 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm | No comments

(Reuters) - A Turkish investigation of links between Kurdish activists and militants has uncovered evidence of state officials aiding the separatists, a prosecutor said on Monday, fuelling speculation about a power struggle within the security apparatus. The statement from...

Posted in: News, Turkey

A House Divided Against Itself: The Deteriorating State Of Media Freedom in Turkey

A House Divided Against Itself: The Deteriorating State Of Media Freedom in Turkey

By | February 8, 2012 at 3:36 am | One comment

Gareth Jenkins Most international attention has focused on the more than 100 journalists who are now in jail in Turkey as a result of what they have written or said. But more pernicious – and ultimately much more corrosive to freedom of expression – is the widespread...

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

New YGS Scandal in Turkey: What happened in Prisons?

By | April 8, 2011 at 7:32 pm | No comments

EXCLUSIVE Turkey has been talking about the scandal on university qualification exams (YGS) about a "code" which can be used to guess the right multiple choice answer in 80% of the questions. This code used a simple mod-median algorithm to figure the correct option out. Increase...

Posted in: Featured, Interview, News, 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 | 2 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

Ahmet Şık’s book on Internet

By | March 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm | 2 comments

Ahmet Şık's book on Fethullan Gülen's movement and activities in Turkish bureaucracy which caused his arrest is being distributed on Internet. Original file was posted at Google Documents. A court in Turkey has ordered all copies must be destroyed or it would be considered as...

Posted in: News, Turkey

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