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Fake news in its worst form. Hard days for Syrian refugees in Turkey.

In Uncategorized on July 29, 2019 at 13:06

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For a long time, the Turkish government mismanaged the fast flow of refugees. Instead of giving/ assigning them a formal regulative framework, it relied on a vague “ummah” framework and in the meantime, it used them as a means of threat against the EU. Now that AKP realized that refugees were one of the reasons for their fall at the local elections, it is giving in to ultranationalist hysteria. Interestingly enough, opposition parties and some seemingly critical journalists are playing a vital role in creating a hysterical environment. AKP people are mostly happy with that, being silent in a literally racist assault against the refugees. As I noted several times, I do not ignore the refugee problem, I underline the way it is framed at the moment.

Check out İsmail Saymaz. A popular critical journalist who seems to be a dedicated Kemalist.

I am sure he is well intentioned but his framing is quite similar to anti-immigrant right’s views in Europe:

“Official unemployment reached five million, and the number of unemployed university graduates has exceeded half a million. The minimum wage is below the hunger limit. Rent takes half the salary. Instead of trying to understand this anger with the Syrians, they [critics of anti-immigrant discourse] arrogantly accuse the people as racist and fascist”

As if the reason for these social problems is the Syrian refugees. Instead of accusing the government, he accuses the weakest link in the most populist possible.

Yesterday, a group of Islamists protested this anti-immigrant hysteria. Their ummah framing is itself misleading. However, the issue is that this protest was framed as a protest by Syrians themselves. The Russian Sputnik now actively operates to agitate and claimed it as a Syrian protest.

This poster was a fake one and was widely circulated by nationalists accounts. As if the Syrians in Turkey were defying Turkey. Another poster was re-framed to make it like anti-Turkish. Two fascists deputies from İyi Party were particularly functional in the circulation of fake news. Many dailies from the right to left were trapped in this frame and presented the protest as a provocation against Turks…

 

Syrians in Turkey According to Directorate General of Migration Management Data
According to data shared by Directorate General of Migration Management, there are 3 million 630 thousand 575 Syrians under temporary protection in Turkey. The highest number of Syrians live İstanbul, Antep and Urfa.

Syrian refugees in Beirut and Istanbul detained and deported

Lives put at risk as thousands face forcible return to warzones under air attack Countries neighbouring the still rumbling

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Surreal images of #İstanbul by Yasin Yaman

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2019 at 21:10

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I saw these through a Twitter account, the artist’s Instagram account is here

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New photo from Facebook July 27, 2019 at 07:54PM

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2019 at 20:54

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Now in the US… “Erdoğan’s ‘Uniting Ummah’ event in New York divided U.S. Muslim leaders

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2019 at 19:50

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This story has been updated by expert’s comments in the eighth and ninth paragraphs. Two leaders of the American Muslim community said on Friday that their names had been added as guests to a flier printed for the Turkish President Recep Tayyip

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Changing times: Turkey’s Constitutional court rules Turkish academics were wrongfully charged with terror propaganda!

In Uncategorized on July 27, 2019 at 18:04

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Constitutional court rules Turkish academics were wrongfully charged with terror propaganda

Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that the Turkish judiciary had violated academics’


Prison stay of Turkish journalists Altan, Ilıcak, philanthropist Kavala sufficient – journalist | Ahval

Turkey’s pro-government columnist Cem Küçük said on Friday that thought he did not approve of

Turkey’s Constitutional Court rules peaceful protest ban under emergency rule unlawful | Ahval

Turkey’s Constitutional Court ruled that banning peaceful meetings and demonstrations over…

Turkey: 6,000 refugees arrested in Istanbul crackdown

Ankara says arrests target those who live in Istanbul without permit, denies deporting Syrians.

Prof. Füsun Üstel Released

Attorney Baybuğa has said, “Right now, I can say that the execution [of the sentence] has been suspended. We are very happy,”

Russian news outlet cancels Turkish show after critical interview with Davutoğlu | Ahval

Russia’s state-funded “Voice of Russia” media outlet has cancelled a popular Turkish journalist’s

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The European Court of Human Rights has chosen to expedite @Wikimedia case to restore access to @Wikipedia in Turkey.

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2019 at 16:08

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The European Court of Human Rights has chosen to expedite Wikimedia Foundation’s case to restore access to @Wikipedia  in Turkey.

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In an important step, the European Court of Human Rights has decided to give our case priority status, signaling its wider public importance and reinforcing our hope that a final decision could create new precedent on how information is shared online and states’ attempts to limit the free flow of information.

Today, the Wikimedia Foundation welcomes the news that our case brought before  the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to lift the block of Wikipedia in Turkey has been communicated to the Turkish Government and given priority status by the court, just two months after the case was filed with the court. Priority status is granted rarely and reserved for the most important, serious, and urgent cases before the court and signals the critical impact our case could have in curbing government censorship online.

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The purge at Mülkiye. A NYT account.

In Uncategorized on July 25, 2019 at 09:42

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Academics at Ankara University laid down their gowns during a protest in February 2017, in opposition to the mass dismissal of professors that followed a government decree.CreditAdem Altan/AFP/Getty Images
The New York Times – Suzy Hansen – Jul 24, 2:00 AM

For more than a century, one school of political science dominated the education of Turkey’s governing class — until the Erdogan regime set about destroying it….

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State of the Fact-Checkers Report 2019

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2019 at 20:42

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IFCN has published the ‘State of the Fact-Checkers 2019` report.
The report has been made possible by the submissions from IFCN’s verified signatories and the ones in the renewal process between April – July 2019 and covers the year of 2018.
Please take a look at the story and the actual report co-authored by the IFCN team and feel free to share your thoughts. The previous year’s report is also available here

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#Europe agenda: Another Europe heatwave… Boris Johnson, Britain’s new PM…

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2019 at 16:27

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Paris is expected to see record temperatures this week AFP

Europe heatwave: French city of Bordeaux hits record temperature

The French city of Bordeaux hits its highest temperature since records began with 41.2C (106.1F).

Europe heatwave: Belgian record broken as Eurostar breaks down

Kleine Brogel in Belgium hits 38.9C (102F) and a Eurostar train breaks down in searing heat.

In pictures: Europe’s July 2019 heatwave

Weather warnings have been issued across the Continent, with record temperatures expected this week.

Boris Johnson: May bidding farewell before new PM takes office

She has taken her final PMQs and will later give a speech in Downing Street before making way for her successor.

Who is Boris Johnson, Britain’s new prime minister?

Johnson has cultivated a reputation as a charming upper-class womaniser, cheat and liar – and Britain loves him for it.

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New photo from Facebook July 24, 2019 at 11:31AM

In Uncategorized on July 24, 2019 at 10:32

BİA Medya Gözlem Raporu yayınlandı.

İPS İletişim Vakfı’nın yürütmekte olduğu çalışmalardan bianet.org sitesi 2001’den bu yana ifade özgürlüğü ihlallerini izliyor ve raporlaştırıyor.
Dört başlıktan oluşan Nisan – Mayıs – Haziran 2019 Medya Gözlem Raporu’na aşağıdaki linklerden ulaşabilirsiniz:
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