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That look! “Social media frenzy over Beşiktaş coach’s ‘last look’ at striker Cenk Tosun amid reports of Everton transfer…

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2017 at 14:34

Beşiktaş coach Şenol Güneş’s emotional gaze at Cenk Tosun, after the striker found the net in a Turkey Cup game late on Dec. 28, has heated up rumors that Tosun will sign with English Premier League club Everton.

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New photo from Facebook December 29, 2017 at 04:26PM

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2017 at 16:31

Noel Baba Japonya’da. Yanlış anlaşılmış olabilir. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

“Syrian paper collectors find refuge in photography in Adana in Turkey’s south…

In Uncategorized on December 29, 2017 at 15:44

[I could not find if those photos are already presented online…just the news…]

On their days off, Syrian refugees who live in the slums of the southern province of Adana shoot photographs and practice photography with Mustafa Gülek, a freelance photographer….read here

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“Selda Bağcan to sing at Burning Man 2018…a social fabric roundup…

In Uncategorized on December 28, 2017 at 19:19

Turkish protest musician Selda Bağcan has been invited to Burning Man 2018, which has been held in the deserts of the U.S. state of Nevada for 31 years, hosting tens of thousands of visitors from around the world.
A debate has stirred over President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s security after a local man jumped on stage to hug the president during his speech in the southeastern province of Şırnak on Dec. 24.
HDP’s Danış Beştaş has submitted a parliamentary inquiry about Araç who lost his life in custody in Antalya.
The name of the street where the United Arab Emirates Embassy in Ankara is located will be changed to Fahreddin Pasha, amid a row that came after the country’s foreign minister accused the Ottoman governor and commander of “ransacking” Medina in 1916 during the First World War.
The Turkish president forces aside six mayors and prepares for more housecleaning in his cabinet, anticipating possible elections next year.

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New photo from Facebook December 27, 2017 at 05:04PM

In Uncategorized on December 27, 2017 at 17:05

Bu arada İtalya’da. Aosta Valley. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

New photo from Facebook December 26, 2017 at 10:53AM

In Uncategorized on December 26, 2017 at 10:55

Sam Bartram, ağır sis yüzünden oyunun terk edilmesinin farkına varmadan 10 dakika böyle beklemiş. 25 Aralık 1937. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

New gov’t decrees seem to have legitimized paramilitaries in Turkey:(

In Uncategorized on December 25, 2017 at 15:10


The latest of Turkey’s state of emergency government decrees were published in the Official Gazette on Sunday, not only purging thousands of civil servants from their jobs, but also granting legal immunity to ‘those who took to the streets during

A new state of emergency decree released on Dec. 24 providing immunity to civilians who fought against last year’s coup attempt and terrorist acts that followed it has triggered a fresh debate in Turkey.
The latest decision requiring terror convicts or suspects to wear a uniform in court appearances has been taken by public demand, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ has said.

Letters to Osman Kavala

HDP and CHP MPs, rights defenders, journalists and artists have prepared a diary for imprisoned businessperson Osman Kavala.
RSF – Dec 22, 1:31 AM

Hearings in the case against 17 Cumhuriyet employees will resume on 25 December, while Önderoğlu and fellow defendant Şebnem Korur Fincancı are due to appear in court on 26 December. The RSF delegation, which will include RSF


Turkish journalist hugging his son after being released from prison

Minister Arslan has first claimed that was closed due to “sexual harassment against children, prostitution and gambling”, and then apologized.

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“the number of asylum requests [from Turkey] has tripled over the last two years…

In Uncategorized on December 25, 2017 at 11:40

Turkey: the number of asylum requests has tripled over the last two years

Following the attempted coup d’état, the number of asylum requests from Turkish citizens for countries in the EU, Germany in particular, continues to rise

Wikipedia will of course be banned in Turkey as it has been used to insult Turkey’s founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Transportation, Maritime Affairs and Communications Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Dec. 18.

Adam Klasfeld entered the lives of many people in Turkey with the legal process of trial of Reza Zarrab, who is heard as a witness by the Manhattan Federal Court in New York. Courthouse News’ experienced crime reporter Klasfeld, who described the


Statista – Niall McCarthy

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), a record 262 journalists are being held in prisons around the world. Nearly three-quarters of them are being held on anti-state charges while at least 21 have been charged with ‘false news

Narcos Season 4 Cartel de la Turkie (!)

Erdogan, on Landmark Visit to Greece, Sets Diplomacy Aside

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan quickly deflated hopes for improved ties during the first official trip to the country by a Turkish head of state in 65 years.

No Turkish President Had Gone to Greece in 65 Years. So Why Now?

A guide to what’s behind Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit, why it matters, and what might happen next.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Dec. 8 visited the local population of Muslim Turks on day two of his landmark official trip to Greece.

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New photo from Facebook December 25, 2017 at 10:00AM

In Uncategorized on December 25, 2017 at 10:50

Sinekkuşu (Hummingbird) çizimi. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

#anthropology roundup: “Anthropology’s Top Findings of 2017

In Uncategorized on December 23, 2017 at 21:35


Anthropology’s Top Findings of 2017

“Fossil scout” Pedro Boshoff inside the Rising Star cave system in South Africa, where Homo naledi fossils were found. Wits University

This year’s anthropological findings brought us fascinating insights from across the globe, upending long-held assumptions about the evolutionary timeline, human dispersal, and more. There were almost too many great stories to choose from, but here are some of 2017’s most exciting discoveries from the world of anthropology.

Homo naledi—A Twig That Found Its Trunk


Best of 2017: AAA Journals

As 2017 comes to a close we’d like to celebrate the AAA publishing portfolio by announcing the most-downloaded articles published by each journal this year.

These articles are all available to AAA members through our AnthroSource database and will be ungated and available for free access to all through the end of January.

Happy reading!

American Anthropologist

Signaling Safety: Characterizing Fieldwork Experiences and Their Implications for Career Trajectories

Three Places to Avoid if You’re New to Anthropology

If you’re just starting out in anthropology, let me do you a favor. I want to point out three items that are NOT resources for learning more about anthropology, though they may seem like it at first glance.

1. Anthropologie. This is obvious for many of our readers: Anthropologie is a clothing and home décor retailer in the United States, UK, Germany, and France – not a store where you can find the course readings or cool skull things for your office. In fact, there is no clear connection between what Anthropologie sells and what anthropology is. I’ve heard stories of anthropologists shopping at Anthropologie who have tried to strike up conversation with employees about anthropology, only to be met with blank stares. Furthermore, Anthropologie’s ridiculously high prices for frivolous products are totally counter to anthropology’s long relationship with social justice and political economy. Instead: If you need anthropology-related goods, try patronizing your local bookstore or buy from the local artists wherever you do your research.


Full coverage

Sea Level Rise Threatens Archaeological Sites

Graves that are more than 400 years old in Jamestown, Virginia, lie near the first Protestant church in what later became the United States. Jamestown is just one of the thousands of critical sites that are threatened by rising sea levels. Joe Fudge/Associated Press

Language, Human Rights, and Social Justice

This post is part of a series celebrating Human Rights Day authored by members of the former AAA Committee for Human Rights, now represented on the Members’ Programmatic, Advisory, and Advocacy Committee (MPAAC). This piece was submitted by Kathleen C. Riley (Rutgers University).

Words, speech acts, and larger discourses have consequences.  They have the power to give voice or suppress, persuade or degrade, encourage or shame, escalate or resolve. Thus, language is intimately implicated in the quest for human rights and social justice.  In this piece, I consider this spectrum of verbal impact, but first discuss briefly a terminological matter: the potential tension between the two terms, human rights and social justice.

Bidding “bon voyage” to la pensée sauvage: Why the “Savage Minds” name change couldn’t come soon enough

I never thought I would be guest-blogging for an internet publication whose name was (once) a racial slur directed at me and my ancestors. For many years now, “the-blog-formerly-known-as-Savage-Minds,” Anthrodendum, has been engaging the public in discussions about anthropology, but until recently it has alienated the very people upon whom this field is built — due to the desire to cling to an unfortunate name.

First Encounters of the “Savage Mind”

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