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#Europe agenda: Far-right attacker kills at least 11 in Germany’s Hanau…

In Uncategorized on February 21, 2020 at 09:34

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Eleven people in two shisha bars have been killed by an armed attack that authorities believe was carried out with “xenophobic motives.”
Germany shisha bar shootings: What we know about the victims

Many killed were of migrant background, security sources say, as Turkey claims some victims were of Turkish origin.

Germany shooting: Vigils held for victims

People gathered to remember the nine people killed in a gun attack in Hanau.
Germany shooting: Vigils held for victims of racist attack

Germany’s government is facing calls to do more to combat far-right extremism following the attack.
Has Germany done enough against far-right violence?

The Hanau crime fuels fears that Germany has underestimated the far-right terror threat.


The anti-Islam, anti-immigrant party handed out children’s play books featuring caricatures of Muslims and black people.

Airbnb Has Devoured London. Here’s the Data to Prove It

The city has four times more listings than it did four years ago, and many of them violate short-term rental limits.

Leipzig – Germany’s most divisive football club

How did RB Leipzig go from Germany’s fifth tier to the Champions League last 16 in a decade, and why are they so divisive

German far-right group was ‘plotting Christchurch-style attack’

Concerns rise as more details emerge about men who wanted to carry out large-scale, deadly attacks against Muslims.
These are the main battle lines along which EU leaders are expected to clash as they gather in Brussels to discuss the first post-Brexit EU budget.
EU backtracks on plans to ban facial recognition

The European Commission came under fire on Wednesday for ruling out a moratorium on facial recognition. Instead, it proposed a
Jagermeister logo does not offend Christians, Swiss court rules

It had been argued that the Jägermeister logo could offend Swiss Christians.

Italy Senate votes on migrant trial for far-right leader Salvini

Former Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini is facing a potential trial for refusing a migrant boat to dock last July.

Germany: Is banning far-right groups enough?

The case of far-right group Combat 18 has prompted a wider re-examination of far-right extremism and the utility of bans
Left-wing party surges in election, after campaign that focused on providing more social housing and better healthcare.

European legislators bid emotional farewell to Britain

Emotional scenes break out as UK representatives take part in their last session at the European Parliament.

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Osman Kavala Arrested Again as Council of Europe calls “Turkish authorities must restore judicial independence and stop targeting and silencing human rights defenders…

In Uncategorized on February 20, 2020 at 10:34

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Council of Europe – Feb 19, 12:46 AM

In a report published today, the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Dunja Mijatović, calls on the Turkish authorities to restore judicial independence and stop the practice of targeting human rights defenders, lawyers and

Osman Kavala Arrested Again

Referred to İstanbul Courthouse following his deposition at İstanbul Security Directorate, Osman Kavala has been arrested again by the 8th Penal Judgeship of Peace on Duty. The court previously ruled for his acquittal and release in Gezi trial.
Turkey’s judicial board allows probe into judges who acquitted Kavala

Turkey’s Board of Judges and Prosecutors (HSK) has allowed investigation into three judges who

Istanbul court postpones trial into rights defenders

Duvar English The Istanbul 35th Heavy Penal Court on Feb. 19 postponed the trial into a group of human rights defenders to
Turkish court adjourns final hearing in trial of human rights activists | Ahval

A Turkish court on Wednesday adjourned the trial of 11 human rights activists, saying defence…
Defendants have presented their statements in the 11th hearing of the Büyükada Trial. The next hearing will be held on April 3.

Rights foundation claims right to peaceful assembly ‘meaningless’ in Turkey

Duvar English Almost 150 bans on public protest have been enforced in Turkey between Jan. 1, 2019 and Jan. 31, 2020,

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#Anthropology roundup: “The Life and Meaning of Margaret Mead

In Uncategorized on February 19, 2020 at 15:04

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Anthropologist Margaret Mead immerses herself in the community on a field trip to Bali, Indonesia, in 1957. AP Photo

This article was originally published at Aeon.

In 1978, after 50 years at the pinnacle of American opinion, the anthropologist Margaret Mead died with a secure reputation and a lustrous legacy. Her ascent seemed to mirror the societal ascent of American women. In some two dozen books and countless articles, she gave a forceful voice to a sturdy if cautious liberalism: resolutely antiracist, pro-choice; open to “new ways of thinking” yet wary of premarital sex and hesitant about the pill. The tensions in public opinion were hers too. In her obituary, The New York Times called her “a national oracle.”


Photos: A Breathtaking Pompeii Restoration Was Just Revealed, With New Treasures

The Bitter Side of Cocoa Production

Chocolate comes from processing the seeds found in the fruit, or “pods” (shown here), of the cacao tree.USAID/Flickr

A fine piece of chocolate tickles your tongue with a complex mélange of flavors. The genetics of the cocoa beans, the plants’ terroir—that unique soil, climate, and terrain where the cocoa trees grow—and a myriad of variables involved in harvest and processing all leave a trace.

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Pure jealousy: “Ministry Orders Removal of #İstanbul Municipality’s ‘Meeting Point’ from Taksim

In Uncategorized on February 19, 2020 at 10:26

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From the inside of Meeting Point. photo credit: Erkan Saka
İstanbul 2nd Cultural Heritage Conservation Board will file a complaint if the “Meeting Point”, a temporary, mobile public forum and exhibition space at Taksim Square, is not removed by the İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality within 15 days.

Erdoğan’s ‘crazy project’: new Istanbul canal to link Black and Marmara Seas

Kanal İstanbul, approved by the environment ministry last month, would be a … Erdoğan’s Kanal İstanbul would cut through water sources important to

 

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Legal Travesty at so many levels. Osman Kavala re-arrested! #OsmanKavalayaÖzgürlük

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2020 at 21:26

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Osman Kavala. © 2017 Anadolu Kültür

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Joy for the Turkish Twitter and a sad day for the Pelikan trolls. The shameful #GeziTrial finally ends. All acquitted.

In Uncategorized on February 18, 2020 at 21:26

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Probably Turkish leadership is now trapped and is looking for some kind of rapprochement with the West. I cannot imagine any good intentions from the Turkish judiciary.

Arrest warrants lifted for seven other defendants being tried over nationwide protests

A Turkish court has acquitted nine activists accused of terror charges over their alleged involvement in Istanbul’s Gezi park protests, a landmark ruling in a case that has given new hope to Turkey’s beleaguered civil society in a country where many fear the rule of law is being steadily eroded.

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The case, in which participants in a 2013 demonstration were accused of seeking to overthrow the government by force, was seen as a test of opposition to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
After the court has given a ruling of acquittal for all defendants in Gezi trial, except for the ones currently abroad, several messages have been shared on social media. “Gezi has invited even the court to law”, defendant Mücella Yapıcı has said.

Acquittals are welcome but not necessarily a signal of change at heart of government

One defendant in the Gezi park trial grimly predicted the expected results of Tuesday’s hearing would be the “funeral of civil society in Turkey”. Instead, the surprise verdict led to applause and tears of joy as nine of the activists charged with terrorism offences for their alleged roles in organising the 2013 protests walked free from the Istanbul courthouse.


Announcing its ruling in the sixth and final hearing of Gezi trial, the court has ruled that the files of the defendants currently abroad shall be separated from others. The court has ruled for the acquittal of all remaining defendants of all charges.

Turkey’s president casts himself as the champion of a militant pan-Islamic revival – and is proving a thorn in the side of enemies and allies alikeThe reaction of leading Arab states to Donald Trump’s hopelessly unbalanced Middle East “peace plan”, unveiled last week, was muted and mealy-mouthed. It seems the leaders of Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE would sooner abandon the Palestinians than upset their ludicrous Iran-bashing ally in the White House.

Turkish soldiers killed as battle for control of Idlib escalates

Clash in Syrian province is rare direct confrontation against Assad troops and allied militias Eight Turkish military

Five Soldiers Killed in Syria’s Idlib

Five soldiers have been killed in an attack by Syrian government forces in Taftanaz, Idlib, where Turkey’s army recently set up
Reuters – Humeyra Pamuk and Phil Stewart – Feb 5, 2:10 AM

WASHINGTONWASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States has halted a secretive military intelligence cooperation program with Turkey that for years helped Ankara target Kurdish PKK militants, four U.S. officials told Reuters. The U.S. decision to

The prosecutor has announced his opinion as to the accusations in the trial of the 2013 Gezi Park protests.

Prosecutor seeks life sentences for three Gezi Park defendants in final legal opinion

Duvar English The Istanbul chief public prosecutor’s office has presented its final sentencing opinion (“esas hakkında

Universal Periodic Review of Turkey Starts

The review of Turkey at the UN Human Rights Council will continue until January 30.
Releasing a statement ahead of the final hearing of Büyükada trial, Amnesty International has said, “Any verdict other than an acquittal will be a chilling reminder that truth and justice have become strangers in Turkey.”

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New photo from Facebook February 18, 2020 at 09:52AM

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Google News Initiative (@GoogleNewsInit) funded a project by a media moghul that is actually an enemy of journalism in Turkey

In Uncategorized on February 17, 2020 at 22:26

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I saw this at Engin Önder’s tweet.

Google News Initiative funded a project proposal from Demirören Media Group (DMG)

This staunchly Erdoğanist group is Turkey’s predominant media group. Doğan Media Group was sort of forced to sell its media holdings to this group. Doğan Media Group had maintained its professionalism to some extent. However, Demirören Media Group is an enemy of journalism. Without any shame or pretense, the group fired many veteran journalists. It turned all its media platforms cheesy mouthpieces of government. Its websites are good examples of clickbait.

Shame on you Google. You are really turning evil so fast…

Here is the link for the awarded projects.

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“Nearly nine people commit suicide everyday in Turkey mostly over economic reasons…

In Uncategorized on February 17, 2020 at 17:26

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Nearly nine people commit suicide everyday in Turkey mostly over economic reasons, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy leader Aykut Erdoğdu has said.

“Turkey is on the brink of social insanity,” Erdoğdu told reporters, as he slammed the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for “creating policies that produce death.”

“The government pledges death, while we pledge life,” he also said.

Sharing Turkish Statistical Institute (TÜİK) figures on suicide, Erdoğdu said that 8.6 people commit suicide on average everyday, adding that the numbers are increasing due to poverty and unemployment.


Nearly 10 percent of Turks applied for psychiatric care in three years – ministry | Ahval

Nearly 8 million of the 82 million people living in Turkey have applied for treatment at mental

Six Turkish cities among world’s ‘safest cities to live in’

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A user-contributed database has prepared a list of the safest cities in the world, with six cities in Turkey entering the list.

Numbeo establishes a crime index every year by conducting surveys in 374 cities. The safety index is calculated as 100 minus the crime index.

“If the city has a high safety index, it is considered very safe,” says the description for the indices on Numbeo’s website.

Trial of Grup Yorum: Prosecutor Confesses Not Having Evidence Other Than Witness Statements

Defendant Ümit İlter has been behind bars since March 2019 despite a formal letter by the prosecutor that says there was no

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AHEAD OF SIXTH HEARING OF GEZİ TRIAL- “Osman Kavala and two others face aggravated life sentences in Turkey as landmark verdict …

In Uncategorized on February 15, 2020 at 14:56

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Click to read the article in Turkish Ahead of the sixth hearing of Gezi trial to be held on February 18, Taksim Solidarity platform held a statement for the press at the Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects (TMMOB) Chamber of

Osman Kavala and two others face aggravated life sentences in Turkey as landmark verdict …

Ahead of tomorrow’s expected verdict in the so-called ‘Gezi trial’ where civil society leader Osman Kavala and 15 … Aksakoğlu and Mücella Yapıcı for “attempting to overthrow the government” through the Gezi Park protests in 2013.

All eyes on Istanbul as human rights activists face up to 15 years in jail in Turkey sham trial

A verdict is expected tomorrow in the cases of 11 human rights defenders, including the former leadership and several members of Amnesty Turkey
He Observed a Protest. Now He Faces a Possible Life Sentence.

A child development specialist is accused of trying to overthrow the government. He says his arrest was an accident.
Turkish police strip-search Armenian activist in custody | Ahval

Natali Avazyan, an Armenian social media activist, on Friday announced that she was strip-searched
Osman Kavala’s wife says trial process makes trusting Turkey’s justice difficult | Ahval

Faced with the prosecutor in Osman Kavala’s trial seeking life in prison for the Turkish
Death Fasting Grup Yorum Member İbrahim Gökçek Not Released

In the first hearing of death fasting Grup Yorum music band member İbrahim Gökçek, the court has ruled that the
No justice a decade later for Turkish girl raped and murdered by three men

Müzeyyen Yüce / DUVAR In 2009, 15-year-old Sezgi Kırıt left home and said she was going to the market. A man she met on Facebook and two of his friends took S
Aslı Erdoğan, Necmiye Alpay and Bilge Aykut Acquitted in Özgür Gündem Main Trial

The court has announced its ruling in the main trial of Özgür Gündem newspaper: Aslı Erdoğan, Necmiye Alpay and Bilge
Male Violence Infographic 2019

Men killed at least 328 women and 15 children, including babies, and inflicted violence on 630 women in 2019.

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