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Mostly Kurdish bit, a little EU negotiations on the new cabinet agenda…

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2014 at 23:19

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Photo: Yeni hükümetin öncelikleri arasında AB de var. Bu vesileyle "Europe according to Turkey"

Europe according to Turkey

The Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office has ruled that there are no legal grounds for the prosecution of 96 suspects, including President Erdoğan’s son Bilal Erdoğan, on allegations off corruption
With the minor Cabinet reshuffle, the dossier on the Kurdish resolution process has been handed over to Deputy PM Bülent Arınç to the contrary of expectations
‘Strong steps aimed at solving of our country’s domestic issues, with the resolution process being in the first place, will be taken with determination,’ PM Davutoğlu said
Some of the detained officers were involved in the corruption probes launched in December
Turkish paternalism in Northern Cyprus

Turkey’s relationship with Northern Cyprus is akin to a controlling father disciplining its errant son, and this has affected its attitude to a Cyprus settlement as well.

A lively debate has broken out over academic Behlül Özkan’s eyecatching recent work, which claims that new PM Ahmet Davutoğlu is a pan-Islamist ideologue with imperialist ambitions to reshape the Middle East

A Two-Faced Friendship: Turkey Is ‘Partner and Target’ for the NSA

SPIEGEL ONLINE – Aug 31 – On a December night in 2011, a terrible thing happened on Mount Cudi, near the Turkish-Iraqi border. One side described it as a massacre; the other called it an accident. Several Turkish F-16 fighter jets bombed a caravan of villagers that night…

Turkish police detained over alleged plot to topple Erdoan government

World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk

Raids part of crackdown on what president describes as ‘parallel state’ seeking to topple his government

New Prime Minister Davutoğlu will today present his government’s program, with a packed 10 months planned ahead of the general elections next June
President Erdoğan is set for his first international appearance after taking office, including participation at the key NATO Summit and bilateral visits to Northern Cyprus and Azerbaijan
When it comes to day-to-day politics, Turks abroad generally choose to be active in their countries of residence rather than in Turkey, says researcher Kerem Öktem, explaining why only 10 percent voted in the recent presidential elections
US – Turkey Relationship:Turkey is untrustworthy partner and new target for 
National Turk English
… that included finding targets for possible Turkish airstrikes against suspected PKK members. All the data for one entire wave of attacks carried out in December 2007 originated from this intelligence cell, a diplomatic cable from the WikiLeaks
President Erdoğan to address spying claims with US, UK leaders

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New photo from Facebook September 01, 2014 at 11:30PM

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2014 at 22:37
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New photo from Facebook September 01, 2014 at 11:01PM

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2014 at 22:05
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New photo from Facebook September 01, 2014 at 06:34PM

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2014 at 17:49
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This is the week of Internet (Un)Governance Forums- #IGF2014 #ungov #FHDel

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2014 at 11:33

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Day 0 starts today with some pre-meeting events. There will be a public Freedom House reception in Taksim. I will attend the IGF as a Freedom House delegate. All FH delegates are listed here in this Twitter list (and they contribute at #FHDel). In addition to this massive event IGF 2014, there will be an alternative event that will take place in my own campus: Internet Ungovernance Forum.  They are not necessarily mutually exclusive. Although some boycott IGF and only attend the latter, many activists are planning to attend Ungovernance Forum, too. I will try to make best of all organizations. and hopefully pin down some notes. I will probably be more active at my Twitter account but without ignoring my beloved blog…

Why we’re boycotting the Internet Governance Forum

Renowned Turkish internet rights advocates are boycotting the internet governance conference which this year takes place in Istanbul

By Yaman Akdeniz and Kerem Altiparmak / 20 August, 2014

ÖZEL ATÖLYE  3 Eylül 2014 13.00 – 18.00, Taksim MMO (Harita
Governance or Ungovernance: A Strategy Workshop for Internet Activists 
Misafir katılımcılar: Milton Mueller, Robin Gross, Melih Kirlidog, Meryem Marzouki
Kayıt gereklidir, detaylar için tıklayınız

The Internet Belongs to Everyone

Next week, I will travel to Istanbul, Turkey to lead the U.S. delegation to the 9th Annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF).  This year, more than 3,000 participants from all continents representing different stakeholder groups — governments, private sector, civil society, technical community and academia — will attend the IGF.

 

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New photo from Facebook September 01, 2014 at 11:59AM

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2014 at 11:07
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Looks like all spied on Turkey but Turkish leadership can only be aggressive towards domestic opposition…

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2014 at 19:26

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How the NSA Helped Turkey Kill Kurdish Rebels

On a December night in 2011, a terrible thing happened on Mount Cudi, near the Turkish-Iraqi border. One side described it as a massacre; the other called it an accident.

Turkey is one of the US’ leading targets for spying, German weekly magazine Der Spiegel has reported
Turkey’s top government officials will be absent at the opening of the judicial year, in protest at the speech of the Union of Bar Associations head
SPIEGEL ONLINE – Aug 31 – On a December night in 2011, a terrible thing happened on Mount Cudi, near the Turkish-Iraqi border. One side described it as a massacre; the other called it an accident. Several Turkish F-16 fighter jets bombed a caravan of villagers that night

Turkey’s Imperial Fantasy

nytimes.com – Behlul Ozkan – Aug 28– Istanbul — In the late 1990s, as Turkey was reeling from various political and economic crises, there was a nationwide debate over European Union membership and whether Turkish accession to the union would solve the country’s problems. Back

Erdogan’s Turkey
Where does Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Turkey rank in terms of global competitiveness?

Turkish elections could shift president’s role
Washington Times
If there is a war or something,” said Ilter Turan, a professor at Istanbul’sBilgi University. “It is not one in which the president calls a session and says: Let’s build a bridge. That’s not the idea.” Presidents take an oath to remain neutral when 
Divisive Erdogan favorite in Turkey president vote
EU urges Erdogan to adopt inclusive approach
Recep Tayyip Erdogan the favourite to win Turkey’s first presidential election
Number of Yazidi refugees in Turkey swells to 16,000: official
The number of refugees from Iraq’s Yazidi religious minority who have fled to Turkey from the advance of jihadists has risen to 16,000 and may rise further, a top provincial official was quoted as saying Saturday. The number marks a sharp rise from the figures of several thousand previously given and shows Turkey is dealing with another major influx of refugees as it gives sanctuary to some 1.2

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New photo from Facebook August 31, 2014 at 07:22PM

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2014 at 18:30
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New photo from Facebook August 31, 2014 at 05:13PM

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2014 at 16:22
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Politics roundup: New cabinet with 4 names, continuity in policies…

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2014 at 14:36

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The move is likely to alarm investors already concerned over the economic management
August was a very meaningful month for Turkish politics this year. It brought about a new president, new prime minister and new Cabinet
No time has been wasted in the formation of Turkey’s new government with PM Ahmet Davutoğlu at the helm. The newly-minted Cabinet, announced less than 24 hours after the handover ceremony at the presidency, contains only four new names. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has replaced Davutoğlu in the FM seat
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved the new cabinet, the Presidential Press Office said in a statement.
By Gulsen Solaker ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s new Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, will announce his cabinet on Friday, a day after Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as president, with the new government not expected to signal any major changes in policy direction. The current economic team, including Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek, is expected to remain largely
New Turkish cabinet spells little policy shift, Erdogan stays dominant
swissinfo.ch
ANKARA (Reuters) – Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu kept key members of Turkey’s economic management team in place and named Ankara’s point man on Europe as foreign minister in a new cabinet on Friday, moves signalling President Tayyip Erdogan’s …
Turkey’s AKP power struggle comes to a boil
Violent protests against their presence have already taken place in Istanbul and in the southeast but there is little chance of the refugees leaving Turkey in the near future
Erdoğan has proven he could deliver most of his promises after having entered politics
Turkey’s Official Gazette published the assets of President Erdoğan and his wife Emine Erdoğan. According to this, Erdoğan is expecting a 500.000 lira payment from his son Burak Erdoğan
Will Turkey’s centre-left dare to reform itself?

The problem is that the Republican People’s Party (Turkey’s centre-left main political party) remains torn between the supporters of a European-style social democracy and those of a die-hard Kemalism. 

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