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New photo from Facebook September 29, 2016 at 10:50AM

In Uncategorized on September 29, 2016 at 09:51

Breaking Bad, Aztek Stayla. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

It looks like Lindsay Lohan ended up serving Turkish regime propaganda…

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2016 at 15:43

The person sitting next to Ms. Lohan, Mr. Abdurrahim Boynukalın is a young AKP politician who was allegedly behind the attack against Hürriyet daily last year.
Besides, Lohan shared a picture (above) via her Instagram account, using the hashtag “#theworldisbiggerthan5,” a motto frequently used by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in reference to the U.N. Security Council’s permanent members.
It looks like Turkey’s international lobby activities started to bear fruits…
Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan, who is known for her speculative life, visited Syrian refugees in the Sultanbeyli district of Istanbul on Sept. 26, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported

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Turkey denied entry to Lagendijk, who was one of the permanent advocate of Turkey’s EU candidacy…

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2016 at 14:58

Joost Lagendijk, the former co-chair of the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee and Today’s Zaman columnist, was denied entry to Turkey on Sept. 25 after his flight from the Netherlands landed at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gökçen Airport

In other news:

Turkey’s markets and currency were seeking recovery after shares tumbled 4 percent and bonds and the Turkish Lira weakened sharply on Sept. 26, the first trading day after Moody’s cut its credit rating to “junk,” raising risks of an outflow of foreign funds and a squeeze on external borrowing.
A German media outlet Deutsche Welle has brought suit against the Turkey’s Ministry of Youth and Sport on the grounds that records of an interview made with the Minister Kılıç has been seized.
German media outlet Deutsche Welle (DW) has filed a lawsuit against the Turkish Youth and Sports Ministry after the latter seized video footage of an interview conducted with its minister for a program featured on the outlet’s TV channel

Brussels allows PYD congress

The Eighth Congress of the European wing of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), which Ankara accuses of being an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was held in Brussels on Sept. 24
Everyone agrees that if the coup attempt on July 15 had succeeded, Turkey’s economy would have gone into a tailspin.

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New photo from Facebook September 28, 2016 at 03:24PM

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2016 at 14:30

Larung Gar Budist Akademisi, Çin. Via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

Eurosphere agenda: “The European Commission’s new anti-leak strategy has been leaked…

In Uncategorized on September 28, 2016 at 12:18

It’s almost too perfect. The European Commission’s new anti-leak strategy has been leaked.
European refugees and Twitter

The political parties, professions and media that were registered as the most active in the Twitter storm #DiaMundialdelosRefugiados were those from the centre left.

Candles next to an image of Aylan Kurdi, during a gathering to condemn the death of migrants on their way to Europe, in Barcelona, September, 2015.Emilio Morenatti/Press Association.

“A large dysfunctional family”: reflections on the Labour party conference

The conference saw an emboldened Left and a dejected Blairite camp, both struggling to come to terms with the new political terrain.

John McDonnell and Jeremy Corbyn. Photo: Stefan Rousseau / PA Wire/Press Association Images. All rights reserved.

Sexism row grips German politics and shakes CDU

German CDU politician Jenna Behrends sparks a furore about sexism after a male colleague called her a “sweet mouse”.

Welcoming refugees despite the state

Cities and activists across Europe are fighting their national governments to better welcome refugees.

Bue Rübner Hansen explains Barcelona’s project of bringing refugees into the city. Duration: 2:00.


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New photo from Facebook September 27, 2016 at 03:13PM

In Uncategorized on September 27, 2016 at 14:20

Hamburg antrepo bölgesi. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

Neo-Ottomanism doesn’t help; Topkapı Palace kiosk in danger… Istanbul news roundup…

In Uncategorized on September 27, 2016 at 13:48

Parts of Istanbul’s Topkapı Palace are slated to undergo a major restoration worth around 10 million Turkish Liras after deep crevices were found in the treasury room of the Ottoman-era palace in July, causing its closure to tourists

Demo in Istanbul over assault of woman who wore shorts

Demo in Istanbul over assault of woman who wore shorts … Protesters have gathered in centralIstanbul to voice anger after a young nurse was …
The Culture Ministry confirms reports about the danger to a major kiosk at Topkapı Palace. A former director of the palace says funding is a serious problem amid other concerns over the palace walls.
In a leading index of global financial centers Istanbul has fallen 12 places to 57th, mainly due to uncertainties.

Why Istanbul Is The Most Strategically Important City In The World

Istanbul lies at the intersection of Europe and Asia and sits along the Bosporus straight which links the Black Sea and the Mediterranean.

Istanbul Cat Documentary ‘Kedi’ Bought by Oscilloscope for U.S.

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Ceyda Torun’s “Kedi,” a documentary about the street cats of Istanbul. Oscilloscope …
There seems to be no end to Turkey’s troubles, from a coup attempt to spillover from the war in Syria. All of that is felt these days on Istiklal Avenue.

Istanbul lifts ban on away fans at football derbies

Istanbul (AFP) – The authorities in Istanbul on Thursday lifted a five-year old ban on away fans attending football derby matches in the Turkish …

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New photo from Facebook September 27, 2016 at 12:17PM

In Uncategorized on September 27, 2016 at 11:20

Algoritmik katkı @kurset_official dan. Asdafasaf via Facebook Pages

Turkish experts finally resolved the controversy around Gollum (!)

In Uncategorized on September 27, 2016 at 09:08

Experts in the defamation case launched against Dr. Bilgin Çiftçi for juxtaposing photographs of President Erdoğan and Gollum have said that the Lord of the Rings character was oppressed, and not a bad individual.
The report was handed to the court on Wednesday and signed by Esra Bilgic, an academic at Bilgi University, Sercan Keceli, a psychologist, and Serhat Damar, a clinical psychologist. Ciftci’s lawyer, Hicran Danisman, called for his client to be

In other news:

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was actually very “cool” on the first evening of his recent trip to the U.S. He had a meeting right across from Hotel Peninsula, where he was staying, at the St. Regis Hotel. He walked there slowly, in a relaxed way, speaking to everybody and posing for photos
The cliché used in such cases is usually “the rise and fall.” However this falls short in the case of Fethullah Gülen, the U.S.-resident Islamist preacher who is now one of two major problems between Turkey and the U.S., under the Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) rule in Turkey, because the rise of Gülen and his network within the Turkish state apparatus started long before the AK Parti came to power in the 2002 elections
A group of protesters partly removed a controversial playground constructed near the mausoleum of the Republic of Turkey’s founding father Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in the capital Ankara, Anıtkabir, on Sept. 24 after it prompted anger on social media
A controversial playground constructed near the Ankara mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founding father of the Turkish Republic, will be removed after prompting anger on social media, the Turkish General Staff said in a statement on Sept. 25.

Turkish state will look into social media accounts to spot ‘PKK supporters’

Public workers with suspected links to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) will be dismissed, Labor and Social Policies Minister Mehmet Müezzinoğlu has announced
‘Müthiş Bir Film,’ a love letter to filmmaking, a nostalgic and comedic look at the film industry half a century ago in Turkey, takes place in the 1960s, following two friends’ quest to fulfill their childhood fantasy of making a film.

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New photo from Facebook September 26, 2016 at 06:33PM

In Uncategorized on September 26, 2016 at 17:36

Bu arada İsviçre’de… via Reddit. via Facebook Pages