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#KazliçeşmeDeHalayVAR vs. #YenikapıdaBuluşuyoruz TWO MASSIVE RALLIES in İstanbul today. HDP vs. Erdoğan #TurkeyElections

In Uncategorized on May 30, 2015 at 16:26

A genuine crowd…

from the HDP Kazlıçeşme rally

HDP so far had a great grassroots campaigning and the only challanger of AKP hegemony. Now crowning this campaign with a massive rally in İstanbul.
AKP mobilized all state resources to challenge HDP rally with the pretext of celebrating the 562nd anniversary of Istanbul’s conquest… Supposedly non-Partisan President Erdoğan hand in hand with AKP leader Ahmet Davutoğlu…

AKP rally will start at 5:30 pm.

Two suspects have been detained after two members of Islamist and pro-Kurdish Free Cause Party (Hüda-Par) were killed on May 29 in Turkey’s southeastern Şırnak province, local officials have said.
4,709 square meter poster featuring Turkish president and PM enters Guinness Book of World Records as largest in history. It is on display in an Istanbul event today
Turkish PM Davutoğlu said he could not comment fully because of ‘state secrecy,’ but said Turkey provided the Syrian people and the Free Syrian Army with assistance, without specifying whether the aid was of a military nature.
A new academic study by the main opposition CHP argues that the authoritarianism of Turkey’s ruling party has gone beyond the political sphere to include all of society, including the cultural and economic spheres.
Leaders of the political parties that will run in the June 7 elections have geared up their elections campaigns with consecutive public rallies, as well as media interviews, in order to reach more people and garner more votes, with less than 10 days to go until polls
An Istanbul deputy from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) announced his resignation May 29 over his recognition of the party’s “divisive” policies under the roof of the presidential system.

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New photo from Facebook May 29, 2015 at 11:26PM

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2015 at 22:36

Dokunacak inşallah. via Facebook Pages

New photo from Facebook May 29, 2015 at 11:06PM

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2015 at 22:20

+18 kıyaslamalar. via Facebook Pages

Arms trade allegations panicking the gov’t…”Prosecutor Demands the Ban of MİT Trucks News and Investigation Launched against Cumhuriyet

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2015 at 17:42

An investigation’s been launched against Cumhuriyet Daily Newspaper published the photos of arms found in MİT Trucks.
Public Prosecutor of İstanbul launched an investigation against Can Dündar, Chief Editor of Cumhuriyet due to MİT Trucks news and demanded related web content to be blocked off.

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#TurkeyElections- HDP co-chair mocks Erdoğan’s nationwide inaugurations… Main opposition CHP’s election truck towed away in Erzurum…

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2015 at 17:19

Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş celebrated opening a soda can during his meeting with Turkish humorists and cartoonists in Istanbul, teasing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s successive inauguration meetings on the run up to the June 7 elections.
An election campaign truck of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has been prevented from entering a city square in the eastern province of Erzurum, Doğan News Agency reported on May 29.

Demirtaş of HDP met with cartoonists.

German Green Party co-chair and one of the most prominent European politicians of Turkish descent Cem Özdemir criticized former party member and now parliamentary election candidate for ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ozan Ceyhun.
Two opposition parties have each said they will hold election rallies this weekend at Kazlıçeşme Square in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district, despite repeated rejections to use the area, which the Zeytinburnu District Election Board said was “unavailable for rallies.”
Before the general election which will be held on June 7, we talked to people in Hatay province. Problems are great: Syria and economic downturn.
Turkish citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo will be casting their votes on May 30-31 for Turkey’s general elections set for June 7
The possibility that the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will not pass the 10 percent threshold to enter Turkey’s parliament would be regarded as a “democratic problem,” European Parliament’s rapporteur on Turkey has said, while expressing growing concerns over pressure on the media in Turkey
200 people, journalists, academicians, artists, poets and writers among them, called on the government: Provide a safe and peaceful election urgently without giving in the President’s unlawful and uneasy interventions.
More than 600,000 Turkish citizens abroad have so far voted in the general election, due to take place in Turkey on June 7.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş said opening an airport means nothing if Erdoğan keeps boldly insulting the HDP and its voters in the southeastern province of Hakkari and elsewhere
The June 7 parliamentary elections are being followed with great interest by regional countries as well as Turkey’s Western allies, including the United States and the European Union.
Barış Sulu has made headlines as an openly gay individual running for parliament on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) ticket in the June 7 parliamentary election
Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy chairman Bülent Tezcan applied to the Supreme Election Board (YSK) on May 28 to restrict collective inaugurations and public speaking engagements of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as part of electoral prohibitions
The provincial education head in the Aegean province of Aydın reportedly instructed all schools to bring their students to a rally of Turkish President Erdoğan in the area, according to the main opposition CHP.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said President Erdoğan’s frequent efforts to undermine the HDP has bothered former ruling AKP voters, who will switch their allegiance to the HDP and help the party pass the 10 percent election threshold in the June 7 elections.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has criticized Turkish business leaders for being silent over opposition parties’ “unrealistic” economic promises, speaking a special meeting late on May 25, a source familiar with the gathering has told the Hürriyet Daily News
‘They are used to ruling the other side of the world from 10,000-15,000 kilometers’ distance. But there is no such Turkey,’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, continuing his salvoes against the New York Times over the US daily’s recent editorial.
The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) campaign promoting the presidential system and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s vow to be an “active president” appear to be yielding success, with a recent poll registering significant changes in public perceptions of the president’s role in foreign policy-making
Main opposition CHP deputy Oğuz Oyan filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on May 27, accusing President Erdoğan of not obeying the principle of “impartialness,” following a rejection of his party’s appeal to the Supreme Election Board (YSK).
President Erdoğan’s vow to provide a private plane for Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) head Mehmet Görmez has sparked severe reaction from Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are fighting against a “six-team gang,” referring to the three opposition parties as well as two illegal organizations and the Gülen movement, while at a rally in the Aegean province of Manisa on May 24
The governorate of the Aegean province of Uşak has cancelled a “Milli İttifak” – a coalition of the Felicity Party (SP) and the Grand unity Party (BBP) – rally due to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s public rally following an opening ceremony the same day, Doğan News Agency reported on May 24
A barber was reportedly beaten up May 23, allegedly for refusing to shake the hand of a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy who had been visiting shopkeepers in central Istanbul
Istanbul has been named the most consistently improved business city over the last five years, according to research conducted by real estate consultancy company Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
Luxury is forbidden in Islam, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demitaş has said in again attacking the head of the Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) for accepting a luxury official car from the president, noting that the Mercedes will be of no use come doomsday
The Homeland (Vatan) Party applied to the Supreme Election Board (YSK) for the cancellation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s rally in Adana May 29 on the grounds that the party was also scheduled to hold a rally the same day
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan joined Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in another grand airport opening, this time in the predominantly Kurdish-populated southeastern Anatolian province of Hakkari, issuing strong criticisms against the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)

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New photo from Facebook May 29, 2015 at 03:48PM

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2015 at 14:56

Camide propaganda keyfi. Kocaeli’nde olduğu iddia ediliyor. via @baturaycevik via Facebook Pages

Meet the new Kösem Sultan, Beren Saat…

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2015 at 12:41

Renowned actress Beren Saat will play the title role in a new Turkish drama, titled “Kösem Sultan.”
Authorities have issued a permit for a villager in southern Turkey to display a number of centuries-old Roman artifacts that were discovered in her garden.
The imams will be given material to be used during the education, including information on the reproductive organs of men and women and birth control methods

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#MitTırlarındanSilahÇıktı- Cumhuriyet daily claims Syria-bound Turkish intelligence trucks were full of weapons to Syrian Jihadis and now under probe…

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2015 at 11:20

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into daily Cumhuriyet over its May 29 story on Syria-bound trucks belonging to the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), which were stopped and searched by soldiers last year.

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Cyberculture agenda: UN: Encryption and Anonymity Must Be Protected

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2015 at 10:50

spyFor the past several years and particularly in the wake of the Edward Snowden revelations, interest in encrypted and anonymous communications has spread to a much wider audience.

As reported by SocialTimes last year, many users are signing user agreementswithout reading them. As a result, they are giving away the rights to the reproduction of their content often without even realizing. A recent survey fromScoopshot, a photo and video service that connects content creators with advertisers, shows that the situation has not improved.

The discovery last week of another major flaw in TLS was announced, nicknamed “Logjam” by the group of prominent cryptographers who discovered it. It’s getting so hard to keep track of these flaws that researchers at INRIA in France created a “zoo” classifying the attacks (which is not yet updated to include Logjam or the FREAK attack discovered in March). Despite the fact that these attacks seem to be announced every few months now, Logjam is a surprising and important finding with broad implications for the Internet. In this post I’ll offer a technical primer of the Logjam vulnerability.

In part 1, we described the technical details of Logjam. Here we’ll discuss some of the disturbing questions this vulnerability raises about secure communication on the Internet and NSA’s apparent failure in its “information assurance” role to keep the Internet safe from large-scale threats.

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Every year, Mary Meeker, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, releases her internet trends report full of insight about everything from mobile device usage to internet usage breakdowns. Meeker unveiled the 2015 report at Recode’s Code conference today. Here’s the full report:
Earlier this year, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo lamented the platform’s poor handling of bullying and trolls on the site. “We suck at dealing with abuse and trolls on the platform, and we’ve sucked at it for years,” came Costolo’s blunt assessment. Now the platform seems to be taking the next step, banning controversial blogger Chuck Johnson from the platform, a well-known troll who’d made it his mission to “tell the stories the mainstream media won’t”.
In the beginning there was SMS. Then came emoji. Now, there is MimeChat. If you’ve ever wanted to dye your hair purple or fish-slap a friend in the face but didn’t quite have the nerve, now’s your chance. Virtually, of course. A free app for iPhone and Android, MimeChat allows you to create an animated avatar that can converse with others through the act of mime. Choose from more than 60 mimes expressing the full spectrum of human emotion, from happy, excited and in love to mildly violent. You can also customize your avatar with an array of skin tones, hairstyles, clothes and accessories. If you…

The National Security Agency and its closest allies planned to hijack data links to Google and Samsung app stores to infect smartphones with spyware, a top-secret document reveals.

The surveillance project was launched by a joint electronic eavesdropping unit called the Network Tradecraft Advancement Team, which includes spies from each of the countries in the “Five Eyes” alliance — the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.

Silk Road: The Untold Story

Silk Road: The Untold Story

The story of Silk Road, how it grew into a $1.2 billion operation, and how federal law enforcement shut it down.

danah boyd explains student privacy bills

“The conversation is constructed as being about student privacy, but it’s really about who has the right to monitor which youth“.

tpbhydraxEarlier this week the Stockholm District Court ordered the Pirate Bay’s .SE domains to be handed over to the Swedish state, arguing that they were linked to copyright crimes.

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Emoji are incredibly popular. Our traffic stats show that unequivocally. Stories about new emoji, how we use them and just about every other aspect of the culture around them do incredibly well.
Search giants Google and Yahoo are interested in buying Flipboard, a newsreader app, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Another day, another hack. The Associated Press is reporting that hackers stole sensitive tax information from over 100,000 taxpayers.

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New photo from Facebook May 29, 2015 at 09:43AM

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2015 at 08:50

Malumun belgesi. via Facebook Pages