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EFD Rights Watch: Journalist (@murataksoy) from pro-government daily fired over TV comments…

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2014 at 18:34

Journalist from pro-government daily fired over TV comments

Daily Yeni Şafak’s columnist and interviewer Murat Aksoy was sacked after daring to criticize the government’s handling of the graft scandal on TV

The new draft bill on internet will deepen the internet censorship,” advocate Koç told biane

 

Vimeo Banned in Turkey

 

Vimeo, one of world’s leading video-sharing networks, has been banned after an order made by Istanbul 10th Peace Crime Court on January 8.

Men Kill 214 Women in 2013

 

Male perpetrated violence left 214 women and 10 children dead. While men raped/attempted to rape 167 women, women suffered from their husbands most in terms of violence

 

Police put down demo in Istanbul marking anniversary of three Kurdish women’s killings

Around 500 people, including HDP co-chair Tuncel, gathered to commemorate the three women brutally killed in Paris last year

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EFD Rights Watch: Turkish military prosecutors confirm the “perferct massacre” in Uludere/Roboski

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2014 at 13:18

Turkish military prosecutors dismiss investigation into Uludere massacre

 

The General Staff’s Military Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed the investigation into the Uludere/Roboski massacre, in which 34 civilians were killed in an air strike

HRW slams Uludere massacre impunity as ‘proof that state can get away with killing civilians’

Human Rights Watch slammed the Uludere massacre ‘impunity’ with a statement of its Turkey researcher

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Göktepe’s mother lamented the lack of justice 18 years after her son died under police custody
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EFD Rights Watch: Remaining three jailed Kurdish lawmakers also freed…Turkish journalist Bünyamin Aygün freed…

In Uncategorized on January 5, 2014 at 22:47

Remaining three jailed Kurdish lawmakers also freed

 

Two other jailed Kurdish lawmakers were freed on Jan. 2 upon a top court ruling

 

Gezi victim turns 15 in coma as parents prepare to apply to ECHR

 

Elvan marked 204 days in a coma on his birthday after three surgeries and two heart failures

Colleagues gather to urge release of Turkish journalist kidnapped in Syria

 

Journalists gathered to call on authorities to intensify efforts for Bünyamin Aygün’s release

Turkish journalist Bünyamin Aygün abducted in Syria freed safe and sound

Bünyamin Aygün was brought to Turkey by a special unit team Jan. 5

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Facebook closes yet another Ötekilerin Postası (@OtekilerPostasi) Page, a new one opened…

In Uncategorized on January 4, 2014 at 13:44

Facebook continues to have a negative relationship with activist news service Ötekilerin Postası who provides activist news with a radical left and pro-Kurdish perpestive. Today, it announced from its Twitter account its Facebok page was closed again and it listed the not much reasonable reasons to close down its pages or cases of censorship…

Because of the logo…

“3-   Mesela logonuz ‘Nar’ ise Facebook sizi anında sansürleyebiliyor! #ÖtekilerinPostasıSusturulamaz

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Because of the word “guerilla” in one of the documentary announcements:

“4-   Bir belgesel film duyurusunda ‘gerilla’ kelimesi geçiyorsa sansür yiyebilirsiniz!#ÖtekilerinPostasıSusturulamaz

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Because of the Abdullah Öcalan photo used…

“5-   Öcalan’ın resmini ana akım paylaşabilir ama biz paylaşınca sansürlenebiliyoruz! Ne yazdığının zaten önemi yok!#ÖtekilerinPostasıSusturulamaz
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Because of sharing news of a pro-Kurdish political party’s announcement:

6-   Eğer bir siyasi partinin çağrısını paylaşıyorsanız anında sansür yiyebilirsiniz! #ÖtekilerinPostasıSusturulamaz

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Because of Rojava related news…

7-   Eğer Rojava’nın sesi oluyorsanız anında sansür yiyebilirsiniz! #ÖtekilerinPostasıSusturulamaz
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First assuming pornographic publication then apologizing but still closing….

“8-   Yaptığınız paylaşımlar önce pornografik gerekçe denilip, sonra özür dilenip, yine de sayfanız iade edilmeyebilir!#ÖtekilerinPostasıSusturulamaz

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Shares related to LGBT news, FEMEN or Women’s movements…

9-   Bu paylaşımlar dışında LGBT, Femen ve Kadın Hareketi fotoları da aynı şekilde sansürlenebiliyor! #ÖtekilerinPostasıSusturulamaz

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EFD Rights Watch: Two jailed Kurdish lawmakers released… Gezi indictment levels terror-related charges…

In Uncategorized on January 3, 2014 at 18:03

Gezi indictment levels terror-related charges against 36 protesters

 

Prosecutors have charged 36 people with being members of a terrorist organization in the indictment over Gezi protests

 

Two jailed Kurdish lawmakers released upon top court’s ruling

 

Peace and Democracy Party lawmakers İbrahim Ayhan and Gülser Yıldırım were detained as part of the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK) trial in 2010

 

2 députés kurdes libérés : Gülser Yildirim et Ibrahim Aynan

La décision de la cour constitutionnelle n’a pas tardé et elle a été la même que pour Mustafa Balbay (député CHP).  2 des 5 députés kurdes qui attendaient leur remise en liberté depuis leur élection en 2011 viennent d’être libérés. Il s’agit de Gülser Yildirim et d’Ibrahim Aynan, député d’Urfa.  Elle leur accorde aussi une compensation de 3000 lires (1000 euros!) pour détention abusive. Pour les 3 autres, la décision n’est pas encore donnée, mais cela ne devrait tarder.

Turkish reporters allowed back in police buildings

 

An Istanbul court has issued an injunction halting a decision to bar journalists from police buildings

 

No amnesty for coup cases should be expected: Deputy PM Arınç

NSA eyes encryption-breaking ‘quantum’ machine: report

 

The US National Security Agency is making strides toward building a “quantum computer” that could break nearly any kind of encryption, The Washington Post reported Thursday

 

Deputy PM says that no amnesty should be expected on coup cases despite a complaint filed by the General Staff for the investigation of an alleged ‘plot’ those trials

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EFD Rights Watch: Turkey is after Pınar Selek…

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2013 at 12:43

Turkey applies to France for convicted sociologist’s Selek’s extradition

Pınar Selek was sentenced to life imprisonment for the 1998 Spice Bazaar bombing

Woman detained for protesting Turkish PM with shoebox

Police detained a woman in Manisa after she protested against PM Erdoğan with a shoebox

Projects Under Scrutiny Displace Istanbul’s Poor

Development projects like the ones at the center of a widening corruption investigation in Turkey have left migrants from the countryside wondering where they will go.

Massacre de civils à Uludere (Roboski) : 2 ans et les familles attendent toujours justice.

C’est dans la nuit du  28 décembre 2011 qu’une série de F16 décollaient de Diyarbakir pour aller bombarder un convoi de petits contrebandiers  kurdes qui venaient de traverser la frontière les tuant presque tous dans une série de frappes.  2 ans plus tard, seuls quelques  fanatiques peuvent encore croire qu’ils aient été tués par erreur (et seuls ceux qui veulent le croire pensent qu’ils trafiquaient pour le PKK).Mais  les familles des 34 victimes attendent toujours que justice soit rendue et aucune d’elles, même celles qui ont ensuite reçu la visite de madame Erdogan, venue se recueillir sur les tombes de leurs proches (familles « triées sur le volet » dit-on, c’est-à-dire non sympathisantes du BDP, le parti kurde) – n’a accepté de toucher à l’indemnisation que l’état turc leur a versée en guise d’excuses. Excuses qu’il n’a pas juger utile de donner.

Sous fond de bagarre au sein de l’Etat turc : cherche-t-on à exaspérer les Kurdes ?

J’ai commis une erreur d’appréciation dans mon précédent billet. En effet, les villes kurdes sont restées calmes pour  le second anniversaire du massacre de Roboski (Uludere).Même Hakkari et Yüksekova sont simplement restées « villes mortes », c’est-à-dire que pas un commerce – boulangeries exceptées – n’a ouvert. Mais elles ne se sont pas embrasées.

Man attempting to board metro without paying in Istanbul injured after fight with guard

The homeless man was severly injured after being hit by the guard with a detector

Roboski/ Uludere massacre remembered in its 2nd anniversary

In Uncategorized on December 28, 2013 at 15:15

Not only in Roboski but in many cities, citizens commemorate the Roboski massacre today… 34 villagers died in Turkish planes bombardment:

The Roboski strike, also known as the Uludere massacre, Sirnak massacre, or Roboski massacre took place on December 28, 2011 at 9:37 pm local time near Turkish-Iraqi border. Two Turkish F16 jets fired at a group of villagers, acting on an information that PKK militants were crossing the border. According to Turkish government sources 34 cigarette smuggling civilians were killed in the incident.

Media preview via seyyarforum @seyyarforum “@sidarbasut: an itibariyle #Roboski


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Cumartesi anneleri. Maraş ve Roboski için.

 

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Turkish State releases a photo of imprisoned Abdullah Öcalan

In Uncategorized on December 20, 2013 at 20:34


Abdullah Öcalan

 

Hard to follow Turkish politics. BDP Deputies, Hakan Şükür, Ali Ağaoğlu. Struggle in full gear between AKP and Gülen movement

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2013 at 09:25

Just this morning I hear the news in Twitter that some high profile businessmen, including infamous Ali Ağaoğlu, close to AKP circles are detained… 

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Hakan Şükür, a former well-known football player, close to Gülen movement, resigned from being an AKP MEP last night. The photo below from the good old days. Mr. Gülen was the witness in Hakan Şükür’s wedding while Mr. Erdoğan was the mayor to approve the marriage certificate… 

Very likely, tension between Gülen movement and AKP leadership leads to gross violation of law again: 

Diyarbakır court rejects release of jailed BDP deputies

A Diyarbakır court has ruled for the continuation of the detention of two BDP deputies

 

Ruled Not By Law, But Judicial Whim

 

AKP touts Turkey as a law and order state. Lately, it’s been more concerned with imposing a certain kind of autocratic order. It has cracked down on critics and anyone stepping out of line of a narrowly defined set of conservative norms, arresting people left and right not on the basis of evidence, but rumor and denouncement, and sending police to harass people (eg students living off campus) about behavior that is not illegal, but disliked by the prudish, thin-skinned government. This free manipulation and massage of the law to fit personal and community whims gives license to judges and prosecutors to do the same. So no matter that laws regarding crimes against women and children have in recent years been improved, their implementation remains in the hands of officials who do not care what is in their law books, but only what is in their “hearts”.

AKP, Gülen Movement and Mandela

Since Turkey’s politicians and public have been only and intensely discussing the clash between the AKP-Gülen Movement

 

Erdogan v Gulen. Who will prevail?

The Economist (UK) Saturday, December 14, 2013 p. 28-29 The biggest achievement of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, during a decade of rule, has been to get the army out of politics. He did it with the help of the country’s most influential Muslim cleric, Fethullah Gulen (pictured), who lives in self-imposed exile in

Crise ouverte entre Erdogan et une confrérie

Le Temps (Suisse) samedi 14 décembre 201 Boris Mabillard Les révélations du journaliste Mehmet Baransu ont suscité l’ire du premier ministre. Le gouvernement aurait manigancé contre la confrérie Gülen. L’éditorialiste Mehmet Baransu est une gloire de la presse turque. On lui doit les révélations sur les complots ourdis par l’armée pour renverser le gouvernement de

Portrait – Bülent Arinç – Un ministre face au « sultan »

Le Monde (France)  jeudi 12 décembre 2013, p. PEH7 Géo & Politique Guillaume Perrier, Istanbul, correspondance Entre le vice-premier ministre turc et le chef du gouvernement, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, le divorce semble consommé. Démissionner, le vice-premier ministre turc, Bülent Arinç, y a souvent pensé. La dernière fois, c’était mi-novembre, alors que le premier ministre, Recep

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Clashes in Amed (Diyarbakır) now after #Gever killings protest

In Uncategorized on December 8, 2013 at 16:12

Not exactly clashes but more like police intervention…

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via @mergesor

 

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BDP Gençlik Meclisi @bdpgenclik2013

4 taraftan saldıran kolluk kuvvetleri ve #Amed halkı…. #direnAmed pic.twitter.com/EmCun0dqJX

 

 

 

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