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Roboski Massacre: A road to redemption

Roboski Massacre: A road to redemption

By | December 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments

Most of us wake up in the morning and start our daily routine. Some a little early, some rather late. On December 28th, 2011 34 youngsters from Gulyazı village in southeastern Turkey near the Iraqi border did the same. You leave your house to arrive at your office if you are...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

Women, choices, politician and dad

Women, choices, politician and dad

By | May 29, 2012 at 1:50 pm | No comments

Fréderike Geerdink Turkey’s wanna be bedroom coach, that’s how I saw Prime Minister Erdogan being described on Twitter this weekend. Fresh in the mind is Erdogan’s call on Turkish couples some years ago to have no less than three children, now he has taken a strong...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

By | May 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm | One comment

Fréderike Geerdink Esra wants to take me to the local shop. I’m not sure why, but she insists and takes me by the hand. In the shop I want to buy her and her sister a notebook because they want to practice their writing all the time. But she doesn’t like it. She wants a...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Minorities

Roboski anxiety in season for beets

Roboski anxiety in season for beets

By | April 21, 2012 at 1:30 am | No comments

A psychological thriller from Turkish literature: Mountain villagers from Hakkari go for beet harvest and… Was it 7 am, or 8? They left without checking the time. Snow has just left the ground in Hakkari; they’ve got almost a month to dwell.  They’ll harvest the...

Posted in: Featured, Human Rights

Uludere (Roboski) Massacre at International Criminal Court

Uludere (Roboski) Massacre at International Criminal Court

By | February 29, 2012 at 3:12 pm | No comments

Turkish media and public opinion all seems to have forgotten the Uludere massacre. However BDP took the matter into International Criminal Court (ICC) for review within the context of crimes against humanity. A quick response form the court stated that the application is...

Posted in: Featured, Turkey

Massacre at Bogaziçi University

By | January 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments

An installation in memory of civilians massacred at Uludere by Turkish Air...

Posted in: Kurds, News, Turkey

Division Bells

Division Bells

By | January 4, 2012 at 6:13 pm | 5 comments

Pro-Kurdish BDP co-chair Demirtas said yesterday that the government has divided the country emotionally. He was referring to the ignorance to the pain the Kurds felt after bombing of a group of youngster smugglers on Iraqi border by the majority of the population and...

Posted in: Featured, Kurds, Opinion, Turkey

Management by Proxy or “Social Media: A Means vs An End”

Management by Proxy or “Social Media: A Means vs An End”

By | January 1, 2012 at 8:04 pm | 4 comments

Thoughts as inspired by Çiğdem Su (@cigdemsu11) "What is important is not to be fixated on their excuses especially a hundred hours after the massacre. We have seen and know what happened via social media, and whatever they claim their intentions and events are obvious under...

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