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An open letter to Slavoj Žižek

An open letter to Slavoj Žižek

By | February 17, 2012 at 10:13 pm | One comment

This article written by Ece Temelkuran is published on New Statesman Blog on Febrıary 17th, 2012. Turkey's record on human rights means it is no model for the Arab world. On his recent visit to Turkey, the philosopher Slavoj Žižek praised the country and suggested that it...

Posted in: Featured, Opinion

Wealth tax weakens feeble social state in Turkey

Wealth tax weakens feeble social state in Turkey

By | February 2, 2012 at 9:16 pm | 2 comments

We who have lived in Turkey remember well the wealth tax of the 40's that forced most non-Muslims to poverty, to forced labor and to exile. But AKP government brought about a new social security system that will rival only the horrible memories of the past. Previously all...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights, Opinion, Turkey

To Kill and To Write

By | June 12, 2009 at 12:20 pm | One comment

They'll never let it go. It's been years since they've murdered Hrant. The only unlawful thing he did was to write. He was cautioned by the government before his death. He was told that if he keeps on writing "things would happen to him and his family". Law enforcement officers...

Posted in: Human Rights, Opinion, Turkey

What A Day!

By | May 30, 2009 at 2:52 pm | No comments

We say here that Turkey is a heaven for writers. Today is another day like that. Just going though the headlines I was in between going crazy of laughter and crying my eyes out. Here's why: Turkey wants changes on European Human Rights Court(EHRC) structure Turkey's European...

Posted in: Opinion

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