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New photo from Facebook August 31, 2019 at 11:30AM

In Uncategorized on August 31, 2019 at 10:59

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No good news from the UK: “Government to ask Queen to suspend Parliament #Europe agenda.

In Uncategorized on August 29, 2019 at 11:26

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BBC News – Aug 28, 1:10 AM

Government expected to suspend Parliament from mid-September, meaning MPs have limited time to stop no-deal Brexit This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest


G7 protests: Thousands march against summit

Most protesters say they are fed up with what they regard as elite politicians who are out of touch with ordinary people.
Photographers worked hard to get shots like this at the G8 summit.

G-7 cracks emerge on Iran as Trump contests French role

The first fissures emerged among G-7 leaders on Aug. 25 over how to deal with Iran, as U.S. President Donald Trump

Britain could ‘easily cope’ with no-deal Brexit

UK leader Boris Johnson said at the G7 summit that Britain could “easily cope” with a no-deal Brexit, adding that the £39bn [€43bn] Brexit settlement previously agreed by his country would not “strictly speaking” be owed to Brussels if there was no exit accord. He added that the prospect of a Brexit deal was “improving”, but EU officials said it was up to Britain to solve the Irish border issue.

G7 summit: Iranian foreign minister attends unexpected talks

Iran’s foreign minister makes a “surprise” visit to Biarritz to meet the French president.

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#İstanbulSözleşmesiYaşatır – Threats to undermine women’s right rise as more women are killed…

In Uncategorized on August 26, 2019 at 11:43

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“İstanbul contract” is yet another item Islamists are mobilizing to undermine.
Turkey originally accepted Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence but backtracking now with the help of bigoted Islamists and AKP leaders are shedding crocodile tears for the increasing domestic violence against women…


BBC News – Aug 23, 8:26 AM

The killing of a mother by her ex-husband in front of her child has sent shockwaves across Turkey. Emine Bulut, 38, was stabbed to death in a cafe on 18 August in Kirikkale. Video posted to social media shows the mother screaming and holding her

Turkey femicide: Anger over a mother’s murder

The Turkish government vows to tackle violence against women and children in response to the outrage.
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Turkish police on Saturday detained around 20 people during a women’s protest in Istanbul against the dismissal earlier this week of three Kurdish mayors in the country’s southeast. Some 20 female protesters and a reporter with pro-Kurdish

Women members of the İzmir Municipality Firebrigade

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Ah well; Turkish lira briefly drops 10 percent in Asia flash crash…

In Uncategorized on August 26, 2019 at 11:13

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Turkish lira briefly drops 10 percent in Asia flash crash | Ahval

The Turkish lira dived almost 10 percent against the dollar on Monday as a flash crash in the lira-

Exchange Rate of US Dollar Hits 6.39 TRY, Falls Back to 5.80

Shortly after transactions started in Asian markets earlier today, the exchange rate of US Dollar hit 6.39 Turkish Lira. After a value
According to the labor force statistics shared by the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat) for May 2019, the number of unemployed was 4 million 157 thousand people and unemployment rate was 12.8 percent.

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#Europe agenda: “Captain of migrant rescue ship refuses Paris award

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2019 at 10:35

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German captain Pia Klemp
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German captain Pia Klemp has turned down a humanitarian prize from Paris’ city hall, accusing the French capital of hypocrisy over the treatment of migrants and refugees. Klemp, along with fellow German Carola Rackete, has overseen the rescues of


EU seeks new regulation of facial recognition technology

The regulation of artificial intelligence is expected to be a priority for the incoming European Commission president.
The country could see a new government formed or fresh elections as the PM faces removal.

Barcelona crime wave tarnishes boom in tourism

Violence and thefts have surged in Barcelona – and officials are struggling to find a solution.

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After municipalities confiscated, police brutality follows…

In Uncategorized on August 21, 2019 at 19:05

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This video is from Van today. The police seem to be lynching Kurdish protesters…

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Turkey removes pro-Kurdish mayors, arrests more than 400

Interior ministry says it has cases against the mayors for ‘spreading propaganda’ and being members of the banned PKK.
Human Rights Watch – Aug 19, 11:00 PM

(London) – The Turkish Interior Ministry’s removal of three democratically elected mayors in the major municipalities of the Kurdish southeast and eastern regions blatantly violates the rights of voters and suspends local democracy,

Diyarbakır Bar Association Chair: Mayors’ Removal From Office a Coup Against Judiciary

Commenting on the decision on the dismissal of three metropolitan mayors, Diyarbakır Bar Association Chair Aydın has

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#Europe agenda: “UK to end freedom of movement for EU citizens on day one of #Brexit

In Uncategorized on August 20, 2019 at 09:40

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The Independent – Aug 18, 7:37 AM

Free movement for citizens will end on day one of a no-deal Brexit, under new Home Office plans – despite warnings of chaos and of people trapped in legal limbo. Priti Patel, the new hardline home secretary, is pressing for border

No-deal Brexit: What is the UK government doing to prepare?

The cabinet will meet every day to plan for an “orderly exit” from the EU.


‘Send them back’: migrant sex workers deported from Europe

Anti-trafficking policies claim to support vulnerable women, however their implementation leads to imprisonment and

Electric scooters: Europe battles with regulations as vehicles take off

As the motorised vehicles become increasingly popular, cities are struggling to regulate their use.

Italian far-right’s bid for new elections suffers setback

The populist League leader Matteo Salvini had sought an immediate vote of no confidence in the government.

Dutch ban on burqas and niqabs takes effect

As ban comes into force, hospitals and public transport sector say they will not deny services to burqa-clad women.

Italy government crisis: Salvini calls for snap election

The populist deputy PM says a row with coalition partner Five Star cannot be patched up.

Far-right fears: Berlin neighbourhood fights back

In a quiet area of Berlin, local residents call for police to do more to stem far-right attacks.

Norway mosque attack: Bruised suspect Manshaus appears in court

Philip Manshaus appears in court and is also charged with the murder of his teenage stepsister.

How Europe’s Populists Lost the EU Game of Thrones

In the European Union’s leadership negotiations this month, populist governments failed not only to act as

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#Anthropology roundup: “How Cultural Anthropologists Redefined Humanity

In Uncategorized on August 19, 2019 at 20:55

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The celebrated cultural anthropologist Margaret Mead, photographed in 1930.Photograph from Irving Browning / The New-York Historical Society / Getty

How Cultural Anthropologists Redefined Humanity

The New Yorker Louis Menand on the brave band of scholars who set out to save us from racism and sexism.


The Neanderthal Diet—From Teeth to Guts

Sure, in some of the colder regions of Europe plant food would have been very seasonally limited, so meat was almost certainly a large part of those locals’ diets. But in warmer, more resource-rich regions, their menu would have been more varied; they didn’t just gnaw on mammoth thighs. Neanderthals lived in all sorts of different ecosystems in Europe and the Levant during the more than 200,000 years that the species existed. There was no monolithic Neanderthal diet.

Where Have All the Denisovans Gone?

The Denisovans have long been one of the most elusive ancient human cousins, until now. In May 2019, scientists revealed the first fossil evidence of Denisovans outside of the Denisova Cave in Siberia. As the historical human family tree grows, what are we learning about why we’re the only ones left? In this episode, we pose this question to science journalist Carl Zimmer, a columnist for The New York Timesand the author of 13 books. Follow him on Twitter @carlzimmer.

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No free will for some: Pro-Kurdish Metropolitan Mayors of Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van Removed from Office…

In Uncategorized on August 19, 2019 at 09:40

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The Ministry of Interior has announced that Metropolitan Mayors of Diyarbakır, Mardin and Van have been removed from office on the ground that there are ongoing investigations against them at heavy penal courts.
The news comes after Wives of Turkey’s opposition figures meet in show of solidarity  (The wives of leaders and officials from Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) meets with Demirtaş’ wife:
It was a courageous act as the governing coalition would immediately label this as a support for terrorism.
Erdoğan heavily depends on ultranationalists for a while and confiscation of Kurdish municipalities looks like a concession to this clique…

Support Rises for #freedemirtas Campaign

A social media campaign has been launched for Selahattin Demirtaş, the former HDP Co-Chair who has been behind
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Click to read the article in Turkish The Ankara 3rd Penal Court of Peace has ruled that access to 136 web addresses be blocked upon a request by the Gendarmerie General Command. Both the request and the verdict are dated, July 16, 2019. As well as…

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Now at #KazdaglariHepimizin event. Fazıl Say performing… #KazDağları

In Uncategorized on August 18, 2019 at 12:35

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