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New photo from Facebook December 31, 2015 at 07:28PM

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2015 at 19:39

Mutlu yıllar. via @Faruk_Ayyildiz via Facebook Pages

Here is the ultimate year-lists collection from EFD

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2015 at 17:00

I have been collecting lists at my Diigo account:

via Reddit

via Reddit

2016 Predictions here

All about year  2015

Here are my list collections for previous years:






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Istanbul feel more secure at New Year Celebrations as Police go undercover as Santa Claus…

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2015 at 17:00

Undercover Turkish police officers will step up their presence for Istanbul’s New Year’s Eve celebrations, as thousands of officers are set to stand guard dressed up as Santa Claus
Police go undercover as Santa Claus

Officers in Istanbul will patrol in disguise on New Year’s Eve.
Members of far-right BBP have staged a sequel to their 2014 anti-New Year’s celebration skit wherein Santa Claus becomes a Muslim after learning there is “no room for barbarism”

Ortaköy Mosque and the Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul. PHOTO: Wajahat Mahmood (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Ortaköy Mosque and the Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul. PHOTO: Wajahat Mahmood (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Istanbul is my favourite city. There is no other place quite like it. If you have a love for the history and an interest in the current affairs of the Islamicate world, it is not hard to see Istanbul as the center of your mental universe.

Istanbul has woken up to the last morning of 2015 enveloped in snow. Click for pictures of the city’s historical quarters under a white blanket

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New photo from Facebook December 31, 2015 at 02:40PM

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2015 at 14:54

Toz fırtınası, Phoenix, Arizona, USA via Facebook Pages

Top posts of the year from Erkan’s Field Diary… #HappyNewYear

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2015 at 14:00

From our Public Relations Department...

From our Public Relations Department…

Top posts

1- Gezi Direnişini en güzel anlatan “Twitter flood”ı by @failedulixes #GeziyiUnutma
2- Today’s political meme in Turkey: Erdoğan posing in his Palace with 16 ancient Turkish soldier cosplays
3- grams7enufi7jmdl.onion Gram: “Google for the dark web.” A Cyberculture roundup…
4- Hocaları Bercan’ın Yanında! #BercanAktaşYalnızDeğildir
5- Ayşe Özer: “Gecenin Öteki Yüzü: Angara Pavyonları”
6- The Pirate Bay’s IP address… a cyberculture roundup
7- Davutoğlu in Paris becomes an Internet meme… Dispatches from Turkey…
8- seems to have gone, alternatives exist or will emerge…
9- Başımız sağolsun. Özgür Uçkan (@ozuckan) hocayı kaybettik…
10- Bir grup İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Akademisyeninden: “Ankara Katliamı ile ilgili olarak Kamuoyuna
11- 2 fantastic digital archives: Istanbul Households archives, 1880-1940: census data and family history documents now accessible online
12- A video: Turkish Porn Star Şahin K’s comedy film trailer
13- A brief semiological analysis of an Erdoğan photo
14- Ayşe Özer: Diliniz KABA, vicdanınız TAŞ
15- Bu dönem #PUB204 ‘te @ingress oynuyoruz.

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New photo from Facebook December 30, 2015 at 06:49PM

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2015 at 19:03

Papa ziyaret ettiği Philadelphia’daki bir cezaevinde mahkumun elini tutarken… via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

Demand for autonomy: Treason. AKP leadership pays for the nationalist votes they have gained in the last elections…

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2015 at 14:24

Turkey calls Kurdish plea ‘treason’

Turkey’s President Erdogan condemns as “treason” a call by prominent Kurdish politician Selahattin Demirtas for Kurdish autonomy.
A recent call for self-governance supported the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is “a political assassination attempt” targeting law order and societal peace in Turkey, a senior executive of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has said
Investigation launched after plea for greater Kurdish autonomy as president calls remarks a “clear provocation”.
A recent call for self-governance supported by their party was a key to a substantial unification of Turkey’s peoples, a co-chair of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has argued, defending self-governance for the entire country, not only for southeastern Anatolia

Curfew Lifted in 1 Street in Sur, Lasts in 6 Neighbourhoods

The curfew which had been going on for 29 days in Sur district of Diyarbakır with one-day pause, has been lifted in Gazi Street.

Gay referee wins Turkey court case

Turkey’s first openly gay referee wins a court case after being sacked by the Turkish Football Federation in 2009.
JINHA correspondent Vildan Atmaca, who had been taken into custody and arrested while following up news, will be on trial without arrest. The next hearing will be held on January 21, 2016.
Investigation has been launched by Ankara Chief Prosecution and Diyarbakır Prosecution against Demirtaş, Sırrı Süreyya Önder, Hatip Dicle, Kamuran Yüksek, Selma Irmak and Sebahat Tuncel due to their statements with regards to self-governance.
President Erdoğan has defined HDP’s Demirtaş’s statements as “betrayal”, said “We will not allow it” as to self-government.
Erol Önderoğlu, one of Peace Group members going to Diyarbakır to make peace call said they are visiting grave of “Peace Messenger” Tahir Elçi*.
Two held over Turkey ‘attack plot’

Turkish police arrest two suspected members of so-called Islamic State over an alleged New Year attack plot in Ankara, officials say.
Turkey says it has foiled Isis plot to launch New Year’s Eve attack

Turkish police detain two suspected suicide bombers who it says were plotting an attack in Ankara

An Istanbul court ruled for the acquittal of all 35 defendants on Dec. 29 in the trial of 35 members of a Beşiktaş football fan group, çArşı, who were accused of organizing a plot to topple the government during the 2013 Gezi Park protests

Two Turkish editors released after first hearing over ‘inciting crime’

Two editors of weekly news magazine Nokta who were arrested over charges of “inciting an armed uprising against the Turkish government” were released on Dec. 29

Naji Jerf, the fourth Syrian netizen from the Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently news collective, to be killed

Filmmaker Naji Jerf is the fourth Syrian netizen associated with the news collective Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently to be killed.

Students of Karagümrük High school, class 6-D have demanded lowering the price for their school trip and determining the price according to the budget of each student.

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As 2016 to come: “What is the Good Life? Plato, Aristotle, Nietzsche, & Kant’s Ideas in 4 Animated Videos…

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2015 at 13:24

We all have some vision of what the good life should look like. Days filled with reading and strolls through museums, retirement to a tropical island, unlimited amounts of time for video games…. Whatever they may be, our concepts tend toward fantasy of the grass is greener variety. But what would it mean to live the good life in the here and now, in the life we’re given, with all its warts, routines, and daily obligations? Though the work of philosophers for the past hundred years or so may seem divorced from mundane concerns and desires, this was not always so. Thinkers like Plato, Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and Friedrich Nietzscheonce made the question of the good life central to their philosophy. In the videos here, University of New Orleans philosophy professor Chris Surprenant surveys these four philosophers’ views on that most consequential subject.

Richard Dawkins’ Law Delusion

The evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins found happiness in science, and we are all the richer for his contributions to the field. But, judging by his memoirs, we are equally fortunate that he did not pursue a career in law.

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New photo from Facebook December 30, 2015 at 12:50PM

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2015 at 13:03

Arabada yetiştiriyorum. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

Turkey’s one of the best universities, METU, under Islamist threat… #ODTÜyeGirmekİçin

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2015 at 18:43

Map of existing ODTÜ Prayer rooms

Map of existing ODTÜ Prayer rooms

Despite the existence of several prayer rooms, Islamist, backed by Erdoğan, resumed their attack to one of the scientifically most successful universities in Turkey…

Commission to monitor renovation of prayer room at Turkey’s ODTÜ

Upon instruction by the president of Turkey’s Higher Education Board (YÖK), a commission has been formed in order to monitor the renovation of a prayer room inside ODTÜ campus
YÖK states that the law has to be formed within the scope of “national frame of reference, policies, capacities and objectives” and on the basis of “diversity, performance evaluation, competition and quality assurance”.

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