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Two new independent media platforms for Turkey news- Duvar English (@duvarenglish) and Gazete Pencere by @yavuzoghan

In Uncategorized on October 22, 2019 at 13:41

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Duvar daily in Turkish has already become a good source for many readers. Now it has an English version edited by veteran journalist Cansu Çamlıbel. Here is the Duvar English


 

In the meantime, another veteran journalist, Yavuz Oğhan and his friends started a subscription based PDF-format newspaper: Gazete Pence

Subscribers will receive their issue through email or WhatsApp…

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#Cyberculture agenda: “Why You Should Be Getting Paid for Your Data | NYT Opinion

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2019 at 11:08

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Why You Should Be Getting Paid for Your Data | NYT Opinion

Computer scientist and futurist Jaron Lanier has a plan to fix the internet. This Silicon Valley maverick has a radical vision for how we can all earn money from our data. Every time you click on a website — yes, even that ad right there — a company is keeping a little bit of your information, and someone somewhere is making money off of it. Lanier argues that every bit of data out there belongs to the person who created it, and if anyone should be getting paid for it, it’s you. He has a plan to make this happen….


Wikimedia Foundation – Sep 6, 9:52 PM

Today, Wikipedia was hit with a malicious attack that has taken it offline in several countries for intermittent periods. The attack is ongoing and our Site Reliability Engineering team is working hard to stop it and restore access to the site. As

The Rise of Networked Vigilante Surveillance

These new technologies prey upon familiar fears and hyper-charge them with the power of surveillance.

TikTok—Yes, TikTok—Is the Latest Window Into China’s Police State

Expat Uyghurs are gaming the social platform known for fluff to find loopholes in Xinjiang’s information lockdown.

Amazon and the All-Electric Future of Fleet Vehicles

Fleets, like the 100,000 delivery vans the retailer ordered from startup Rivian, will make electrics more commonplace and easier to charge.

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New photo from Facebook October 18, 2019 at 05:08PM

In Uncategorized on October 18, 2019 at 17:51

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New photo from Facebook October 17, 2019 at 11:53AM

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2019 at 11:06

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The Letter. Trump could actually be arrested in Turkey for insulting the president…

In Uncategorized on October 17, 2019 at 09:42

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White House confirmed the letter…
Wall Street Journal – David Gauthier-Villars – Oct 16, 2:54 AM

ISTANBUL—Turkey rejected a U.S. call for an immediate cease-fire in northeast Syria, pressing ahead with its military offensive as senior Trump administration officials rushed to Ankara to try to resolve fighting triggered by the withdrawal

Meanwhile, in Northern Syria

Halkbank Drops 7.4% in Istanbul; Faces US Criminal Case

Shares of Turkey’s state-run Halkbank slump by the most in seven months on closing basis as the U.S. brought a criminal case against the bank for …

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US Sanctions raining on Turkey. Though I am not sure how effective they will be…

In Uncategorized on October 16, 2019 at 12:59

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US sanctions to Turkey. 15 October 2019
Department of Justice – Oct 15, 1:41 PM

Geoffrey S. Berman, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, John C. Demers, the Assistant Attorney General for National Security, and William F. Sweeney Jr., the Assistant Director in Charge of the New York Field Office

Bienvenue sur le site de Reporter sans frontières | RSF – Oct 15, 12:27 AM

The many journalists who have fled the region since 13 October include BBC correspondent Feras Kilani, who reports that he has gone to Iraqi Kurdistan. The collapse in the security situation in Syrian Kurdistan is due to a Turkish offensive and now

The Committee to Protect Journalists – Oct 15, 12:20 PM

Beirut, October 15, 2019 — The Committee to Protect Journalists today strongly condemned the Turkish air strike on a civilian convoy, as reports emerged that a second journalist died yesterday as a result of the attack. In the afternoon of October

Erdoğan’s calamitous Syrian blunder has finally broken his spell over Turkey | Simon Tisdall

The belligerent president has forgotten that his country is a democracy, not a dictatorship. It is time for him to go If Recep

Steel Tariffs Not Likely to Deter Turkey, Analysts Say

Earlier sanctions had already all but blocked Turkish steel makers from America. But tariffs could have a psychological effect.
For months, analysts have outlined how such a move would risk upsetting the fragile balance of power in a complex war.
Foreign Policy – Lara Seligman – Oct 14, 6:58 AM

As Turkey wages a violent campaign against Kurdish fighters and civilians across northeastern Syria, Turkish-backed proxy forces with ties to extremist groups are deliberately releasing detainees affiliated with the Islamic State from unguarded

Charlatan in journalism disguise

Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Syrian army

Syrian government forces will be deployed along Syria’s northern border to halt Turkey’s assault.
The New York Times – Carlotta Gall – Oct 13, 6:18 AM

AKCAKALE, Turkey — Hundreds of relatives of Islamic State fighters fled a Kurdish-run detention camp on Sunday morning after Turkish airstrikes hit the surrounding area, an aid group said, deepening the crisis prompted by the Turkish-led

 

The New York Times – Evan Hill – Oct 13, 12:00 AM

The Russian Air Force has repeatedly bombed hospitals in Syria in order to crush the last pockets of resistance to President Bashar al-Assad, according to an investigation by The New York Times. An analysis of previously unpublished Russian Air

 

 

Turkey-Syria offensive: Kurds reach deal with Damascus to stave off assault

Agreement to hand over border towns comes after more than 700 Isis affiliates escape camp Kurdish-led forces in control

The Guardian

Last week, Turkey began its long-planned attack on Kurdish forces in north-east Syria. Days before, the US president and his Turkish counterpart had spoken on the phone: Donald Trump was reportedly supposed to caution Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

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“55 construction deaths confirmed at $12 billion #Istanbul Airport

In Uncategorized on October 16, 2019 at 00:34

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An aerial rendering of the 818-million-square-foot Istanbul Airport. (Courtesy IGA)

55 construction deaths confirmed at $12 billion Istanbul Airport

Though the Istanbul Airport boasts these extreme numbers, the human cost of building the mega-structure can never outweigh its prominence on the
Emily Thornberry: Istanbul findings ‘deeply disturbing’

The $12 billion new Istanbul Airport – which involved a host of leading UK architects and engineers – was dubbed ‘the cemetery’ by workers because

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#Europe agenda: “Hungarian opposition wins Budapest in blow to Orban…

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2019 at 11:34

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Hungarian opposition wins Budapest in blow to Orban

Budapest joins Istanbul and Warsaw by having an opposition mayor to a strongman illiberal leader, after a united opposition

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Christian Christensen (@ChrChristensen): “Patriot At Work” (2019) https://t.co/3iR3V9k9i2

EU powerless in new Syrian mayhem

EU foreign ministers are meeting to find a common position on the Turkish invasion in Syria. However, events are evolving quickly,
Poland’s right-wing ruler wins four more years

Poland’s conservative ruling party has won four more years in office, with attacks on courts and LGBTI values auguring badly for

Poland election: Ruling Law and Justice party claims victory

The conservative nationalist Law and Justice party is on course for a majority, partial results suggest.
Europe’s pundits expect the UK PM to turn an adverse Supreme Court ruling to his political advantage.

Johnson’s Brexit drama grips European press

Despite the “chaos”, many papers believe Boris Johnson will emerge the ultimate victor in an election.

Germany’s far-right eyes future gains after election boost

The AfD, which focuses on anti-immigration, anti-Islam rhetoric, increases support in two eastern states.
Europe’s Biggest Waste Producers

The new European Commission: what’s next?

Informal interviews with von der Leyen, hearings with parliamentary committees, and votes in the EU parliament and Council
Paris police attack: Latest pictures from the scene

The surrounding area in the île de la Cité is on lockdown with emergency services at the scene.

A study of Bulgarian far-right proto-militias dismantles the theory of the lone-wolf extremist

A widely shared photo of the members of BNO Shipka and their guest German far-right politician Tatjana Festerling showing a
Brexit: The false, misleading and suspicious claims CrossCheck has uncovered so far

Anyone with a working internet connection would have seen the cloud of political uncertainty and divisive vitriol building over

Brexit – Your simple guide to what happens next (Evening Standard) from europe

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Nobel Prize in Literature is forever tainted. the Literature Prize to a Genocide Apologist…

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2019 at 17:04

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Austrian author Peter Handke sits in the garden at his house in Chaville, France, on Oct. 10, 2019. Handke was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in literature.

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The 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature Was Postponed Over Scandal, but This Year’s Choice Is Controversial Anyway

Peter Handke infamously spoke at the funeral of Slobodan Milošević, sometimes known as the “Butcher of the Balkans.

Peter Handke: Critics hit out at Nobel Prize award

The Austrian writer voiced support for the Serbs during the 1990s Yugoslav war.

Mothers of Srebrenica call for Handke’s Nobel prize to be revoked

Group comprised of relatives of thousands massacred in 1995 say prestigious prize awarded to genocide denier

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Roundup: Turkish army advances… 100,000 flee homes… Jihadists kill a Kurdish politician…

In Uncategorized on October 13, 2019 at 16:04

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Turkey Syria offensive: 100,000 flee homes as assault continues

The UN says thousands of people are sheltering in schools as pressure mounts on Turkey to halt the attack.
Kurdish politician among nine civilians shot dead by pro-Turkey forces in Syria

Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says they were killed after being taken from their cars

Turkish-backed proxies leading a ground offensive on Kurdish-held border towns in north-eastern Syria have killed nine civilians including a female politician, a human rights monitor has claimed.

The New York Times – Ben Hubbard – Oct 12, 11:50 AM

Turkish-backed militants fighting in Syria killed at least two Kurdish prisoners on Saturday, one of them lying on the side of the road with his hands bound behind his back, according to a video from the scene and a fighter who said he witnessed

Newsweek – Tom O’Connor – Oct 11, 11:49 AM

A contingent of U.S. Special Forces has been caught up in Turkish shelling against U.S.-backed Kurdish positions in northern Syria. Newsweek has learned through both an Iraqi Kurdish intelligence official and senior Pentagon official that Special

Erdoğan has managed the unthinkable: uniting all the other Middle East rivals

Turkey’s Syria invasion following US withdrawal of its troops means that all bets are now off in the Middle East By invading
The Independent – Samuel Osborne – Oct 11, 8:02 AM

Five Isis militants have broken out of a prison in northern Syria after Turkish shelling nearby, a spokesman in the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces has said. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras

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