In Turkey and Kurds, Turkish politics on December 7, 2009 at 19:38
Is it a coincidence that 7 Turkish soldiers are killed probably by Kurdish guerillas, a Kurdish demonstrator killed in riots, and a civilian dies wounded by Kurdish rioters in 48 hours?
All have their own genealogies, but happening at the same moment signifies a conspiracy of parties against further democratization. It is ironic to see that both pro-Kurdish activists and nationalist Turks are campaigning against government’s Democratization Initiative a.k.a. Kurdish initiative. Both militaristic and both will lose initiative if the Initiative has success…
here comes: Gov’t said it postponed to discuss an amendment to lower down charges against under-age demonstrators….
Serap Eser died today. She was burnt in high degrees when rioters threw molotov cocktails to a public bus…Facebook page.
Aydın Erdem, a demonstrator, a college student, was killed yesterday during pro-PKK riots with a bullet…Facebook page.
AFP: One dead as violence flares in Turkey protests
May god bless their souls, those 7 soldiers killed today:
Uzman çavuş Harun Arslanbey (Adana); erler: Onur Bozdemir (Adıyaman), Kemal Pide (Ordu), Ferit Demir (Muş), Yakup Mutlu (Muş), Cengiz Sarıbaş (Giresun) ve Fatih Yonca’nın (Hatay)
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In Announcements, Anthropology on November 17, 2009 at 18:40
[pls check below for more anthro news]
In advance of the American Anthropological Association Annual Conference, the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute is pleased to announce the Virtual Issue on “The Anthropology of Knowledges”. The articles are available online without any charge.
To know or not to know? Practices of knowledge and ignorance among Bidayuhs in an “impurely” Christian world
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In Cyberculture, Journalism on October 15, 2009 at 23:34
from Mashable! by Stan Schroeder
The EU Parliament has on several occasions stated that access to the Internet is one of basic human rights. Now, Finland has become the first country to actually declare fast (broadband) Internet access a legal right. Read the rest of this entry »
In Announcements, Turkey and Kurds, Turkey in Europe, Turkish judiciary, Turkish military on October 15, 2009 at 09:57
I have an evening lecture, I will probably not be there but let me announce the event for Ceylan. Another shame for the Turkish authorities. In the mean time, not much progress in the Hrant Dink assassination trial, censorship issues and a note on infamous Diyarbakır Prison. Erkan’s Field Diary offers a roundup on the darker side.
by ADEM YAVUZ ARSLAN
We have heard this so many times in the past, but we heard it once more this past Friday at the weekly press conference held at the military’s General Staff headquarters: “There is an asymmetrical war being waged against the military.” Read the rest of this entry »
In Announcements, Erkan's habitus, Journalism on October 6, 2009 at 11:52
A live coverage from the inside and a post to be updated continously- updates just below the photo
A new turn in Erkan's Field Diary history. Receiving official invitation to press room...
The Meetings has an officially blog-style site for photos, videos and other informative stuff.
Information about the World Bank meetings and events
In the opening talk, Mr. Erdoğan also hinted at protests outside underlining the fact that global economic life is hard and protests are not totally unjustified. Protests in Taksim, very close to meeting center. I have now a post on protest roundup. And all other media roundup on meetings updated in yet another post.
Glad to make it to the press room with his Lamb of God sweatshirt, unshaved face and hangover mood; not stopped by police for being a potential protester.
Policemen around were very polite maybe because of I did conform the image of an ordinary journalist. Private security guards are less polite by the way. Towards the evening, I had one or two occasions where I had to threaten back because of the latters’ rudeness. (But of course, policemen vs. protesters is another case)
In Announcements on October 1, 2009 at 14:28
last update: 02 Oct. 2009- 10:50
Today's Birgün's first page
The paper for whom Mr. Özbek works for shows solidarity, I guess. “Everyone needs a shoe one day”. The thrown shoe is an imitation Nike shoe.
Selçuk Özbek, an editor at Birgün, a leftist daily, throws a shoe at Mr. Strauss-Kahn. The incident took place at another campus of my university. I was in the other campus, waiting for the introductory meeting with Media MA students. At first, we thought he was one of our students but he turned out to be a journalist. Not particularly imaginative after the original show throwing event. Mr. Strauss-Kahn responded maturely.
The protester has been released during the day. My Facebook and Friendfeed newsstream is full of comments praising the action although I am not that excited. More in the comments section…
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