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“Turkey starts ground incursion into Kurdish-controlled Afrin in Syria… #ZeytinDalıHareketı

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2018 at 15:38

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Turkey starts ground incursion into Kurdish-controlled Afrin in Syria

Move follows intense aerial bombardment of enclave, with Kurdish militias shelling Turkish border province in response

Turkey said it had begun a ground incursion into the Kurdish enclave in Syria known as Afrin a day after intense aerial bombardment that signalled the opening of hostilities in a new phase of Ankara’s involvement in the war across the border.

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Pro-government media is quick to circulate fake propaganda news. One video deciphered here

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Good map to follow actors’ tracks in the war:

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Pro-government media is more than ready for war:

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Turkish military operation into the northern Afrin province of Syria has physically begun on th ground, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Jan. 20, speaking in central Anatolian province of Kütahya.
Turkish military said on Jan. 20 it retaliated against the Democratic Uinion Party/ Kurdistan Workers’ Party [PYD/PKK] firings from Syria’s Afrin on Jan. 19-20, destroying shelters, hideouts.
Despite warnings from the United States, a defiant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey vowed to crush the militias, which he described as a terrorist threat.

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Turkey launches air strikes on US-backed militants in Afrin, opening a new front in Syria.

Attack by Turkish forces on US-backed Kurds in Syria thought imminent

Operation targeting ‘terror nests’ would risk inflaming tensions between Trump administration and Ankara

Turkish troops and tanks near the Syrian border are making final plans to attack the US military’s Kurdish partners inside northern Syria as tensions between Ankara and Washington near unprecedented levels.

U.S.-Backed Force Could Cement a Kurdish Enclave in Syria

The creation of a new military force in Syria raises fears of fighting among American allies and could draw the U.S. deeper into the conflict.

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“11th Anniversary of Dink Assassination Commemorated in #Istanbul #HrantDink

In Uncategorized on January 21, 2018 at 15:38

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Crowds flocked to the former address of Turkish-Armenian weekly newspaper Agos in Istanbul’s Şişli district on Jan. 19 to commemorate the late journalist Hrant Dink on the 11th anniversary of his assassination.
Hrant Dink is being memorialized in İstanbul and Ankara with a series of events. Some roads have been closed to traffic in Şişli for the memorial service to be done in front of Agos weekly newspaper building.

11th Anniversary of Dink Assassination Commemorated in Istanbul

ISTANBUL—Large crowds flocked to the former address of Turkish-Armenian weekly newspaper Agos in Istanbul on Friday to commemorate the late journalist Hrant Dink on the 11th anniversary of his assassination, reported the Hurriyet Daily Newspaper. Dink was shot dead with three bullets on Jan.
Turkey has introduced a 4.6 million square meter parcel stock on the route of Canal Istanbul to Qataris as an opportunity for joint investment in developing real estate and other construction projects.

Turkish play about dictator banned in Istanbul

Police in the liberal Istanbul district of Kadıköy have banned a one-man play about a dictator from any stages in the area, including the play’s home stage, left-wing news site Sendika.org reported . “Just the Dictator”, which was showing at the district’s Emek Theatre, was banned on the grounds of

In an Istanbul district, a ‘toxic’ transformation divides neighbors

ISTANBUL (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – With the clank and clatter of construction vehicles and clouds of concrete dust, a walk through Istanbul’sFikirtepe district is a shock to the senses. A few kilometers from the Bosphorus shore, Fikirtepe is home to one of the most notorious gentrification projects

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Istanbul home to 538000 Syrians, highest number in Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey’s largest city, hosts the highest number of Syrian refugees in the country, according to official figures. Turkey currently hosts around 3.4 million Syrian refugees, the highest number in the world, according to data from the Interior Ministry’s Migration Management Directorate.

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New photo from Facebook January 20, 2018 at 05:23PM

In Uncategorized on January 20, 2018 at 17:28

Amtrak’ın manzara izlemeli treni. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages http://ift.tt/1heKubC

“Fitch closes Istanbul office ahead of Turkey ratings decision….

In Uncategorized on January 20, 2018 at 14:28

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Fitch closes Istanbul office ahead of Turkey ratings decision

Fitch said on Friday it has decided to close its office in Istanbul in move that came before a ratings decision scheduled for later in the day. The ratings company said on Friday morning that the decision “reflects Fitch’s desire to maintain an optimal office network structure and sufficient level of resource in …
Turkey’s central government’s budget balance saw a deficit of 47.4 billion Turkish Liras ($12.9 billion) last year, Finance Minister Naci Ağbal announced on Jan. 15.
Turkey’s currency has weakened both against the U.S. dollar and the euro, as geopolitical risks escalate over a possible military operation by Turkey in the Afrin region of northern Syria.

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New photo from Facebook January 19, 2018 at 11:56AM

In Uncategorized on January 19, 2018 at 11:57

Albert Einstein Lincoln University’de ders anlatırken. 1946. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages http://ift.tt/1heKubC

New photo from Facebook January 18, 2018 at 06:13PM

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2018 at 18:17

Lumière Kardeşler labaratuvarlarında çalışma halinde. Lyon, Fransa, 1925 civarı. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages http://ift.tt/1heKubC

New photo from Facebook January 18, 2018 at 10:47AM

In Uncategorized on January 18, 2018 at 10:52

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Main opposition party, CHP elects a woman to top Istanbul post for first time and authorities are quick to target her…

In Uncategorized on January 17, 2018 at 13:19

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Not only Erdoğan but also some “Kemalists” did not like the newly elected as she seems to be sympathetic to Occupy Gezi and Kurdish rights. Aktrolls were quick to find out her Twitter messages during Occupy Gezi.

CHP elects a woman to top Istanbul post for first time

Canan Kaftancıoğlu was elected as the Istanbul provincial chair of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) early on Jan. 14, becoming the first woman to be elected to the post.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) newly elected Istanbul province chair Canan Kaftancıoğlu over her previous Twitter posts, stating that the posts amount to “enmity of the nation.”

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New photo from Facebook January 17, 2018 at 11:34AM

In Uncategorized on January 17, 2018 at 11:37

Litvanyalı Kitap kaçakçısı, Vincas Juška. 19. yy sonları. Via Reddit. via Facebook Pages http://ift.tt/1heKubC

Here comes the canal. “Turkey announces route of contentious Canal #Istanbul project…

In Uncategorized on January 17, 2018 at 11:19

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Turkey on Jan. 15 unveiled the “most appropriate” route for the controversial planned Canal Istanbul project, an artificial sea-level waterway parallel to the Bosphorus that will connect the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara.

Feel the earth move: images of Istanbul bend time and space

The surreal, digitally altered photographs of Aydın Büyüktaş defy time and space, presenting his home city of Istanbul as though viewed through a wormhole. His images are the culmination of his reading during his childhood and adolescence in Ankara – science fiction by writers such as Isaac Asimov

Turkey reveals route of ‘crazy’ Istanbul canal project

Transportation Minister Ahmet Arslan told reporters on Monday that the 45-kilometer (28-mile) -long “Canal Istanbul” would run from Kurucesme district on the Sea of Marmara to Durusu, on the Black Sea. The project would be launched later this year. Erdogan in 2011 first announced plans for the canal …

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