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Before meeting with Trump, Theresa May was in Turkey for a £100m defence deal “‘turning a blind eye to rights abuse’

In Uncategorized on January 31, 2017 at 17:53

Theresa May in Turkey: UK agrees £100m defence deal

Theresa May discusses trade with Turkey’s president, and a deal to develop fighter jets is sealed.
UK’s £100m weapons deal with Turkey ‘turns blind eye to rights abuse’


Arms sale in the spotlight as government faces judicial review in the high court

Top aides of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan slammed and mocked a BBC reporter on Twitter accompanying British Prime Minister Theresa May on Jan. 28 over her messages saying there was “a lot of gold” in Turkish presidential Complex

Theresa May signs £100m fighter jet deal with Turkey’s Erdoğan

Prime minister also uses last leg of diplomatic tour to issue warning to Turkish president to respect human rights obligations

May: Turkey must ‘uphold its human rights obligations’ – video


Theresa May says that Turkey must uphold its international human rights obligations at a joint press conference with Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. May was speaking from Erdoğan’s office in Ankara on Saturday after signing a £100m commitment with Turkey to build new fighter jets

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New photo from Facebook January 31, 2017 at 05:35PM

In Uncategorized on January 31, 2017 at 17:37

Avrupa arıkuşları dinlenirken. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

New photo from Facebook January 31, 2017 at 02:53PM

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Dünyanın en büyük kuş heykeli imiş. – Jatayu Nature Park, Kerala. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

#DigitalDiplomacy (?) “Lindsay Lohan visits President Erdoğan, shares gracious Instagram post…

In Uncategorized on January 31, 2017 at 12:38

Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan early on Jan. 28 shared an Instagram post from her visit to the residence of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and First Lady Emine Erdoğan, which was also accompanied by seven-year-old Syrian Baba al-Abed, who came to international attention with her tweets giving a tragic account of the war in Aleppo
Some advisors worked hard, probably spent a lot and what they could get was Lindsay Lohan.
In other news: 
The decision of the Supreme Court of Greece on Jan. 26 that rejected Turkey’s demand of the extradition of eight Turkish soldiers, who escaped to Greece on July 16, 2016 right after participating in the foiled coup attempt, will most likely start a new era of tension between Ankara and Athens.

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New photo from Facebook January 30, 2017 at 06:34PM

In Uncategorized on January 30, 2017 at 18:38

Süper ay ve orman yangını. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

In the mean time, “Over 5,000 Turks file cases at European court over purge…

In Uncategorized on January 30, 2017 at 17:28

More than 5,300 Turks have filed complaints before the European Court of Human Rights over their government’s purge following a failed coup last July, the president of the court said Thursday (26 January).

Over 201,000 inmates in Turkish prisons: Justice Ministry

There are over 201,000 convicts and people under arrest in Turkish prisons, according to figures released by the Justice Ministry.
Turkey has ranked 75th in Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index 2016, falling nine places from 2015 and adding to its dramatic decline over the past four years.
World-renowned Turkish pianist Fazıl Say has criticized the removal of his name from the new draft education curriculum, describing the decision as “discrimination” and motivated by issues unrelated to music.
Footage of Ahmet Türk, the ousted and jailed mayor of the southeastern province of Mardin, being brought to hospital in the eastern province of Elazığ has stirred debate among social media users and politicians due to accusations he was restrained in handcuffs despite his severe health condition.
Going in front of Silivri Prison to act in solidarity with imprisoned journalists and writers, the International PEN’s press statement has been blocked by gendarmerie.

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New photo from Facebook January 30, 2017 at 02:07PM

In Uncategorized on January 30, 2017 at 14:12

“Future Dubai” by Thomas Galad. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

Contribution to political theory: Comforting effects at Referendum during State of emergency #ReferendumWatch: ‘Yes’ #EVET and ‘No’ #HAYIR campaigns for charter referendum goes online…

In Uncategorized on January 30, 2017 at 12:23

Having the referendum on charter amendments under the state of emergency may create a “comfortable ground” for the country, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said.

‘Yes’ and ‘No’ campaign for charter referendum goes online

Celebrities, athletes and TV figures have waded into the debate on charter amendments that will usher in a powerful presidency, turning to social media to publicly announce whether they are for or against the major changes to the country’s political system.
Prime Minister Kurtulmuş has said that the constitutional amendment referendum will be held in the first half of April, and added: The exact date will be announced by the Supreme Election Board.

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Trump-caused drama can also be seen at the #istanbul airport….

In Uncategorized on January 30, 2017 at 11:53

Nail Zain’s (Syria origin) flight was cancelled after Trump’s order. He was stranded in Istanbul Atatürk Airport. via

Dozens stranded in Istanbul airport

Dozens of people have been stopped from flying to the United States from Istanbul Ataturk Airport, Turkish airport officials say, after US President .
Students and scholars are among those affected by a sweeping executive order banning entry into the U.S. from seven Muslim-majority nations.

In other İstanbul news:

Construction along Istanbul’s Bosporus needs new regulation: Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has proposed new regulations for future construction on the shore of Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, repeating his call


Seismic Powder Keg: Massive Earthquake Threat Looms Over Istanbul

Mehmet Ozhaseki, Turkey’s Minister of Environment and Urban Planning, warned that the city of Istanbul may be facing a serious risk of a 7.5

Istanbul Photo Awards 2017 jury boasts famous names

The jury of the third Istanbul Photo Awards 2017 — the international news and sports photography contest organized by Anadolu Agency — will boas

New histories of Istanbul

Istanbul: Tale of Three Cities. By Bettany Hughes. Orion; 800 pages; £25. To be published in America by Da Capo Press in September; $35. Istanbul:

Teaching in Istanbul has been amazing but we no longer feel safe

This article forms part of a new series for Irish Times Abroad on the opportunities worldwide for Irish teachers. Already teaching abroad? Tell us about

A picture of past diplomacy in Istanbul’s Pera Museum

To this backdrop, the collection display at Istanbul’s Pera Museum, ‘Intersecting Worlds: Ambassadors and Painters’, seems to take on added

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#Anthropology roundup: ” Immersive Journalism Met Open Ethnography….

In Uncategorized on January 30, 2017 at 10:23



Get PDF: Miller, Faye. 2017. When Immersive Journalism Met Open Ethnography. Global Ethnographic. Faye Miller University of Canberra   It’s a rare occasion when a large group of documentary enthusiasts, filmmakers, journalists, popular writers and academic researchers (including ethnographers) are brought together in the same room: an eclectic mix of people who share a common appreciation (or at least curiosity) for […]

Who Started the First Fire?


Neanderthals were able to manipulate fire well before they came into contact with Homo sapiens. Starting fire, however, was an entirely different matter. David Williams

In the 1981 movie Quest for Fire, a group of Neanderthals struggles to keep a small ember burning while moving across a cold, bleak landscape. The meaning is clear: If the ember goes out, they will lose their ability to cook, stay warm, protect themselves from wolves—in short, to survive. The film also makes it obvious that these Neanderthals do not know how to make fire.

Anthropology News Features Hepner on Democracy in Turkey
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Anthropology associate professor Tricia Redeker Hepner recently discussed the issue of democracy in Turkey in the Inaugural column of the “Human Rights Monitor” for Anthropology News. Hepner, on behalf of the Committee for Human Rights (CfHR)

The Transformation of One of New York City’s Most Famous Squats



Year of the Mushroom


In the next week or so, many of us will celebrate the year of the rooster. The year of the monkey, which we are just saying good bye to, had a lot of stuff going on inside of it. But looking back at the anthropology end of things, it’s pretty clear that 2016 was not the year of the monkey, but of the mushroom.

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