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New photo from Facebook August 31, 2015 at 07:48PM

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2015 at 19:06

kek börek, çek senet. via @140journos via Facebook Pages

13 scandals of restoration from Turkey… A social fabric roundup…

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2015 at 15:50

The “SpongeBob” castle in Istanbul has rekindled debate on Turkey’s failure to protect heritage sites. Click through to see 13 sites across Turkey, destroyed due to erroneous restorations

In photos: 25 hilarious reactions to the tourist beating Turkish shopkeepers

‘If this tourist forms a political party, I’m voting for him,’ said a Turkish social media user on Aug. 26, prasing the Irish-Kuwaiti man who beat around 15 shopkeepers in Istanbul – Aug 28

The Milliyet newspaper has fired two columnists and five correspondents who had become known for writing reports that were critical of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government. Columnist Mehveş Evin, who was fired by the daily

The leading country in marine and port projects in the world, the Netherlands, will be a model for Turkey’s ports within an environmentally-friendly Green Port implementation
A former vet tech from the U.S. has adopted a golden retriever from Turkey by the efforts of the rescue organization Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA), the U.S. media has reported on Aug. 30
The doyen of Turkish archaeology, Professor Halet Çambel, who died on Jan. 12 last year aged 98, was honored by Google with a doodle for her birthday on Aug. 27
The lawyer of a Kuwait-born Irish tourist who was captured on video taking on 15 shopkeepers in Istanbul has said his client plans to sue the assailants

‘SpongeBob’ castle raises eyebrows

Restored castle in Turkey looks to some like the cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants.
Catastrophic rain that killed eight people in the Black Sea region of Artvin has revealed an illegal dumping site, as floodwater dragged piles of garbage towards the coast.

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Global call for Detained VICE News Journalists in Turkey…

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2015 at 15:35

VICE News – Aug 30, 12:25 PM

Global rights groups have issued calls seeking the immediate release of four journalists working for VICE News who have been detained in Turkey since Thursday without being charged. Turkish authorities took British journalists Jake Hanrahan and


International rights organizations have called on Turkish authorities to release three people working for VICE News, including two British journalists, who have been detained in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır
Press freedom groups demand release of journalists held in Turkey

British reporter and photographer detained while covering Kurdish conflict

Global rights and press freedom groups have called on the Turkish authorities to release journalists working for Vice News who were detained on Thursday (27 August) in the city of Diyarbakir in southeast Turkey.

People who denounce the perpetrators of acts of terrorism could be awarded up to 4 million Turkish Liras, according to a new regulation that was published in the Official Gazette
America’s Dangerous Bargain With Turkey

By attacking Kurds, Turkey is undermining the United States’ strongest ally in the fight against the Islamic State.
With less than two weeks to go to the convention of the AKP, the party leadership is now working on how it can best make use of its experienced politicians and whether they would run in early polls, including former Economy Minister Ali Babacan and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu.

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New photo from Facebook August 31, 2015 at 02:53PM

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2015 at 13:57

MALL by Josh Byer via Facebook Pages

New photo from Facebook August 31, 2015 at 10:28AM

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2015 at 09:42

Günaydın. via Facebook Pages

New photo from Facebook August 30, 2015 at 09:09PM

In Uncategorized on August 30, 2015 at 20:14

Celtic taraftarından cevap gelmiş. via @KirstyLFC1892 via Facebook Pages

Journalism agenda: an Enders Analysis- “The BBC, the press and online news….

In Uncategorized on August 30, 2015 at 15:06

The BBC, the press and online news

Scaling back the BBC will damage the UK’s sole source of impartial, quality and trusted news, whose independence is valued by users in the UK and around the world.

This report was produced by Enders Analysis and is published here in full with thanks:


How podcasters are turning to new technologies and partnerships to introduce programmatic ads

No two ads on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast are ever really the same. Whether he’s plugging website builder Squarespace (“Are ya thinking of opening a restaurant? Are ya? Are ya going to need a website?”) or snack delivery service Naturebox (“It’s snack time, people!”), each ad is read by Maron in a way that feels like an extension of the stream-of-consciousness style he has on the podcast.

African-American and Hispanic millennials are more likely to use Instagram and YouTube for news

Millennials of all races and ethnicities are about as likely to use Facebook as a source for news, but African Americans and Hispanics between the ages of 18 and 34 are more likely than their white peers to use Instagram and YouTube as news sources, according to a survey released today by the American Press Institute.

Pro-Government Twitter Bots Try to Hush Mexican Activists

Bots on Twitter appear to be intentionally drowning out the efforts of activists to use the social media site to organize.

facepalm-featuredEarlier this month an anti-piracy campaign from many years ago was resurrected by DMN.

Created for Universal Music, the 2007 campaign featured severed body parts alongside the line ‘Stop Destroying the Band You Like, Say No to Music Piracy.’

The gory manner in which the message was presented certainly touched a nerve but when compared to a new anti-piracy campaign just completed for Virgin Radio, the graphic images barely feel controversial.

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Despite 2 pro-Kurdish members, Turkey’s first election gov’t dominated by AKP…

In Uncategorized on August 30, 2015 at 13:59

Turkish PM Davutoğlu’s interim government, approved by President Erdoğan, is the first one that a Kurdish problem-focused party takes part. It also features the first minister wearing the Islamic headscarf.

MAIN FOCUS: Turkey seeks caretaker government | 26/08/2015

Following the failure to form a government, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday gave Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu the mandate to form an interim cabinet. The opposition parties CHP and MHP have said they do not wish to participate in the government. This leaves the pro-Kurdish HDP as the only possible partner, which could become a problem for Davutoğlu, according to some commentators. Others warn that Ankara desperately needs stability.

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan concluded his first year in the presidency on Aug. 28, 2015 on the same day as Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu submitted to him the interim government that will take Turkey to early elections on Nov 1. Even this coincidence gives us sufficient evidence to analyze the one-year performance of Erdoğan as president
Handover ceremonies are held for the members of the interim government that will be in charge until after the early elections to be held on Nov. 1
Author Toni Alaranta argues in his new book that international opinion failed to understand Turkey’s domestic dynamics after 2002, legitimizing authoritarianism in the search for a ‘moderate Muslim democracy’
Turkey’s snap parliamentary election being held on Nov. 1 will prolong policy indecision and intensify economic headwinds, ratings agency Moody’s said on Aug. 27
The interim government formed by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu with the task of taking Turkey to polls on Nov. 1 is not impartial as it must be, CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, claiming it will be “at the service” of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Pro-Kurdish MPs join Turkey cabinet

The Turkish prime minister appoints two politicians from the pro-Kurdish HDP party to the country’s power-sharing cabinet.
Death of a peace process: martial law returns to Turkey

Turkey has placed the Kurds and their struggle for human rights within a state of exception – outside the protections of due process of law.

Kurdish women pleading with a Turkish soldier.

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has implicitly accused a senior MHP member of “treason” after the latter agreed to take part in an interim government upon invitation by incumbent Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and to the surprise of many
Incumbent PM Davutoğlu has publicly thanked a senior opposition deputy for accepting his offer to take part in an interim government
For more than 57 percent of 29,000 people who voted in an online poll by Poltio, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is responsible for the failure in talks to form a coalition
Turkey’s economic confidence index fell 1.9 percent month-on-month to 84.28 in August from a revised 85.87 in July, data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) showed on Aug. 28.
A police intelligence report has revealed the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) poses a “high risk” in 12 districts in southeastern Turkey, as the group continues to put pressure on people in the region
An interim election government will function as an extension of the incumbent Justice and Development Party (AKP), a deputy of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has said, justifying his decision to refuse an offer from Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to take part in the pre-election cabinet
A Turkish man has been briefly detained for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s daughter on Twitter

Politics and diplomacy in Turkey: time to talk

Beset by domestic and regional crises, Turkey has adopted a defensive posture where dialogue would be preferable.

Turkish PM vows Erdoğan-approved interim gov’t will function like regular one

Three figures from two opposition parties, the HDP and the MHP, have taken the seats of EU Minister and Development Minister, as well as Deputy Prime Minister, in Davutoğlu’s interim government, approved by President Erdoğan.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş said Kurds had no alternative but to declare autonomy in an atmosphere where deputies were not permitted to enter southeastern towns by governors, speaking at a rally in Vienna on Aug. 26.
29 parties fit the criteria to enter the general parliamentary election race on November 1.
Just two months ago, Selahattin Demirtas was basking in the afterglow of his party’s historic election showing. Now, he will have to face the voters again.
Milliyet Daily Newspaper dismissed journalists Meral Tamer, Mehveş Evin, Alper İzbul and Semra Pelek.
Severe clashes have taken place in Yüksekova district of Hakkari province after a curfew was declared, reported Yüksekova news citing from Zap News.
Having begun work to form an interim government to act until snap elections scheduled for Nov. 1, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has finally sent letters of proposal to deputies of other parties, asking them to take part in the pre-election government

Article | Fethullah Gulen’s op-ed in WSJ

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Literati roundup: “IFLA Publishes a Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment…

In Uncategorized on August 30, 2015 at 13:25

At its 14 August 2015 meeting in Cape Town, South Africa, the IFLA Governing Board endorsed an IFLA Statement on Privacy in the Library Environment. The FAIFE Committee oversaw preparation of the Statement and benefitted from consultation with IFLA units and various Internet civil liberties advocacy organisations. 


The FBI kept files on author Ray Bradbury: “Definitely slanted against the United States”

Michael from Muckrock writes, “The FBI followed Ray Bradbury’s career very closely, in part because an informant warned them that his writing was not enjoyable fantasy, but rather tantamount to psychological warfare.”

Great book covers as animated GIFs

ae660928806119.55d35a1f4591fWonderful literary GIFs by Javier Jensen of Santiago, Chile.

2015 Hugo Awards Best Novel goes to Chinese writer Liu Cixin. Image: Book covers of Liu's first two trilogy.

2015 Hugo Awards Best Novel goes to Chinese writer Liu Cixin. Image: Book covers of Liu’s first two work in his trilogy.

Who Won Science Fiction’s Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters

Who Won Science Fiction’s Hugo Awards, and Why It Matters

After a group of fans tried to guarantee a whiter, more male slate, most of the big Hugos instead went to “No Winner.”

Exploring the abandoned digital campuses of Second Life universities

screen-shot-2015-08-12-at-1-44-26-pmDuring the late ’00s heyday of Second Life, everyone wanted a piece of the popular virtual world, including colleges and universities who set up their own online campuses to engage students and even teach real classes.

For the last two years, a group of colleagues from across the universities of Stirling, Edinburgh and Bristol have been working with me on a seminar series exploring how code acts in education. As the project comes to an end, we have produced a free, open access e-book: “Coding/Learning: software and digital data in education.”

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Yeni @P24Punto24 derlemem: “İleri” web araçları

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2015 at 14:50

“İleri” web araçları


Yaz biterken dijital alet çantanızı gözden geçirip zenginleştirmeye ne dersiniz?

Bu yazı daha önce hazırladığım Sosyal ağlar ve Timelines ya da güvenlik araçları dizisinin bir parçası. Yazın şu son günlerinde dijital araçların bize sunduğu zenginliğin başka bir boyutuna bakalım dedim. Burada “ileri” kelimesini italik harfler içinde kullanıyorum çünkü bu araçların ileriliği daha çok bizim gibi yazılımcı olmayan sıradan kullanıcılar için. Yine de erişilebilir, kullanılabilir araçlardan bahsediyorum. Bu araçlar gündelik hayatta sürekli kullanacağız araçlar değil ama bir gün işinize yarayabilir. İlk kısım doğrudan web dizaynı ile alakalı. Diğer kısım ise birçok farklı işlevle ilgili araçları kapsıyor.

Devamı burada

şu ana kadar yapılan derlemeler toplu halde şurada bulunabilir. 

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