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New photo from Facebook November 30, 2017 at 06:28PM

In Uncategorized on November 30, 2017 at 18:39

Yemek. via Facebook Pages

A list of “Solidarity Academies”

In Uncategorized on November 30, 2017 at 11:33

This website lists all the “solidarity academies” set up by peace academics most of whom were fired to continue academic solidarity and to set up courses outside the university system…

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As the whole world shakes, that is what it can offer: “Turkey’s top religious body declares Bitcoin ‘inappropriate’…

In Uncategorized on November 29, 2017 at 17:17

Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) has ruled that digital currency Bitcoin is not appropriate according to Islam “at this point.”

in other news:

Turkey ranks second in TV series exports: Minister

Turkey’s Culture and Tourism Minister said on Nov. 16 that Turkey ranks second in television series exports after the U.S.

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As a Politically Charged Trial in New York continues, State-Run TRT Cuts Live Broadcast as Kılıçdaroğlu Shows Documents….

In Uncategorized on November 28, 2017 at 20:07

The Talk of Turkey? A Politically Charged Trial in New York

Turkish officials are watching closing as the U.S. prepares to try two prominent Turks accused of helping their country violate the embargo against Iran.
State-run TRT has cut the live broadcast as CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu started to bring documents concerning President Erdoğan’s family and acquaintances transferring money abroad into the open.
The trader, who was arrested in 2016, is cooperating with American investigators, a prosecutor said at the trial of a co-defendant in a New York federal case that has already strained relations between the United States and Turkey.
Turkish-Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab on Nov. 28 pleaded guilty of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran, Doğan News Agency has reported citing the prosecutor in the case.
In the wake of CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu revealing the documents concerning Erdoğan’s family members transferring 15 million dollars to the Isle of Man, initial reactions have come from AKP group deputy chairs Bostancı and Turan.
Ahmet Özel, a lawyer for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said documents publicized on Nov. 28 by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on off-shore accounts linked to Erdoğan are “fake,” describing the allegations as “lies.”

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#Europe agenda: “Fact-checking the French election….

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2017 at 13:27

Fact-checking the French election: lessons from CrossCheck, a collaborative effort to combat misinformation

Nine months ago, 37 newsrooms worked together to combat misinformation in the run-up to the French Presidential election. Organized by First Draft, and supported by the Google News LabCrossCheck launched a virtual newsroom, where fact-checkers collaborated to verify disputed online content and share fact-checked information back to the public.

The initiative was a part of the News Lab’s broader effort to help journalists curb the spread of misinformation during important cultural and political moments. With a recent studyfinding that nearly 25% of all news stories about the French Presidential election shared on social media were fake, it was important for French newsrooms to work closely together to combat misinformation in a timely fashion.

Ratko Mladic jailed for life over Bosnia war genocide

The ex-Bosnian Serb commander is convicted for major atrocities in the Bosnian war in the 1990s.

‘Butcher of Bosnia’

Ratko Mladic, the former Serbian army general, orchestrated the worst atrocities in post-war Europe.

EU countries sign key defense pact   

The EU took a step towards closer defense ties yesterday, with 23 states signing a landmark pact aiming to boost cooperation after Brexit and as Russia flexes its muscles to the east.

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Contribution to Internet Law (!): “Turkish court sentences man for not removing ex-girlfriend’s photos from social media…

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2017 at 17:56

The Court of Cassation has found guilty a man who refused to remove photos of his former girlfriend from social media, despite her demands.

In other news:

Turkey’s education system is not up to global standards: PISA director

Turkey’s education system does not comply with global standards and improvements must be made to raise quality, Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) Director Andreas Schleicher has told daily Habertürk.
Turkish drama series “Kara Sevda” (Endless Love) won Best Telenovela at the 45th International Emmy Awards on Nov. 21.
The Turkish lira hit a record low of 3.9780 against the dollar on Nov. 21, accelerating losses to some 17 percent since September as concerns widened about Ankara’s strained relations with the United States and central bank independence.

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New photo from Facebook November 26, 2017 at 04:36PM

In Uncategorized on November 26, 2017 at 16:47

1940’larda Hindistan’da Britanya askerleri araçlarını böyle kamufle ediyormuş…via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

New photo from Facebook November 23, 2017 at 02:49PM

In Uncategorized on November 23, 2017 at 14:53

Bu duvar Porto, Portekiz’den… via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

NATO repeatingly apologized over the drill incident, Turkey just cannot be persuaded…

In Uncategorized on November 21, 2017 at 16:01

NATO chief apologized to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Nov. 18 after a civilian Norwegian official depicted the Turkish leader as an “enemy collaborator” during a bloc exercise in Norway, according to a presidential source.

Turkey abandons Nato drill over portrayal as the enemy

Reports say Turkey’s president and founder were used to illustrate the enemy in the Nato exercise.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg apologized to Turkey on Nov. 17 over military exercises in Norway during which Turkey’s founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and the current president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, were reportedly depicted as “enemies.”
There is an “international cooperation” against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Nov. 18.

Nato apologises to Turkey after Erdogan and Ataturk appear on ‘enemy chart’

Turkey withdraws 40 soldiers from Nato drill at joint warfare centre in Norway, in protest at incident

Nato’s secretary general has apologised to Turkey over military exercises in Norway during which Turkey’s founding leader, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and its president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, were reportedly depicted as “enemies”.

Erdoğan said Turkey withdrew 40 soldiers participating in the drills at Nato’s joint warfare centre in Stavanger, Norway, in protest at the incident and criticised the alliance. “There can be no such unity, no such alliance,” he said in an address to his ruling party’s provincial leaders.


The Turkish Lira weakened to 3.9 against the U.S. dollar after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s comments criticizing Central Bank independence early on Nov. 17.
President Erdoğan has announced that Turkey has withdrawn its 40 soldiers from a NATO exercise. Erdoğan also signaled an offensive into Afrin: “We need to clear Afrin of the YPG”.
NATO has discharged the technician who added Atatürk to the “Biography of Enemy Leader”, and an officer who opened a fake social media account in the name of Erdoğan.
If Turkey moves forward with its buy of a Russian air defense system, it will not be permitted to plug into NATO technology and further action may be forthcoming that could affect the country’s acquisition or operation of the F-35, a top U.S. Air Force official was quoted as saying on Nov. 15 by the Defense News.

Turkey Sends Diplomatic Note to US Over Rıza Sarraf

Upon not being able to receive any information of Sarraf, who has been kept in custody for one and a half years in the US, Turkey has demanded information via diplomatic note.

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New photo from Facebook November 20, 2017 at 05:30PM

In Uncategorized on November 20, 2017 at 19:12

Bu arada, Bosco Verticale, Milan, İtalya. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages