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Enemies of life at work as Election on the horizon. Festivals, concerts banned, art works attacked.

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2022 at 15:29

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Islamic conservatives are at work again. They are definitely the enemies of life. Anything colorful, joyful, they hate…

Kılıçdaroğlu slams government over Kurdish singer’s canceled concert, midnight music ban

CHP Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu shared the artist’s song “Dar Hejiroke” after the local administration canceled Aynur Doğan’s concert.


Doğan lost her life on May 11 in Germany, where she was in exile and receiving cancer treatment.


The mural was removed hours after it was shared on Twitter. The municipality or the museum administration have not yet made a statement about the issue.


Outrage in Turkey’s ‘student city’ after governor bans music festival for no reason

The festival was going to be the largest event in Eskişehir since the start of the pandemic. Thousands of people tweeted under the hashtag “Don’t touch my festival” to protest the decision.


AKP-led municipality bans Kurdish singer Aynur Doğan’s concert

The municipality canceled the concert without specifying a reason. The ban came after Doğan was targeted by pro-

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The two rapporteurs will prepare a report after a series of meetings in Turkey. The Council of Europe previously launched infringement proceedings against Ankara due to its failure to implement an ECtHR decision about Kavala.

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Guess who is blackmailing Sweden and Finland over NATO membership…

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2022 at 10:14

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Erdoğan: Turkey ‘not positive’ about Sweden and Finland joining Nato

Turkish president says he is following developments as two Nordic nations plan applications

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has cast doubt on Finnish and Swedish membership of Nato, saying he does not have a positive opinion of the two Nordic nations joining the military alliance after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Turkey Is Exploiting the Fog of War

By supporting Ukraine and presenting himself as a regional mediator and peacemaker, Turkish President Recep

Turkey blasts Swedish, Finnish support for rebels at NATO meeting

Turkey’s foreign minister described Swedish and Finnish support for Kurdish rebels as ‘unacceptable and outrageous’.

European Parliament adopts Turkey report: ‘Persistently further from EU values’

“Turkey’s position in crucial geopolitical affairs cannot be an alibi to further deepen the authoritarian trend in the country,” said

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New photo from Facebook May 16, 2022 at 11:00AM

In Uncategorized on May 16, 2022 at 10:04

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New photo from Facebook May 15, 2022 at 03:43PM

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“Migration map of #İstanbul: People from all over the world in 39 districts

In Uncategorized on May 15, 2022 at 14:14

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Karakoy, Istanbul
Number of refugees in the metropolis may be much higher than official figures, says CHP deputy Gürsel Tekin


Turkey hosts total 4,082,693 asylum seekers: Deputy interior minister

The total number of asylum seekers in Turkey is 4,082,693, and of them 3,762,686 comprise Syrians under temporary protection, Deputy Interior Minister İsmail Çataklı has said.
“Not every dark-skinned person is a refugee,” the deputy minister has warned, noting that some four and a half million tourist from the Middle East and North Africa visited Turkey last year.

Returning to Istanbul, a Place of Competing Identities – The New York Times

– Istanbul: In trying to understand the complexities of the city, Aatish Taseer examines both his past and present selves. Everyone froze. The

Art of reinvention: Istanbul’s wave of cultural openings | Travel Weekly

The old city, with its lively bazaars and fine Byzantine mosques, dominates tourist itineraries, yet Istanbul is anything but stuck in the past

Experts warn Istanbul’s iconic Hagia Sophia at risk as ancient gate damaged – Al-Monitor

The Hagia Sophia’s main nave is seen through the imperial gate on June 26, 2020, in Istanbul.
How Istanbul is reinventing itself – The Australian

One of the world’s oldest tourist destinations has a shiny new layer of 21st-century attractions. By RICHARD MORGAN. Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey

Rare 2,300-year-old tomb in Istanbul holds partially cremated body | Live Science

Archaeologists also found a terracotta goblet and a perfume bottle within it, Rahmi Asal, director of the Istanbul Archaeological Museums, told the

‘Floating history’ docks in Istanbul – Turkey News

Nava Scoala Mircea, one of the Romanian Navy’s oldest ships which the Turkish media outlets nicknamed “Floating history,” anchored in Istanbul’s

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Banning Kaftancıoğlu from politics. Strong women, Islamists love to hate

In Uncategorized on May 14, 2022 at 11:24

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The CHP İstanbul head was sentenced to prison on five separate charges. The top appeals court has upheld three of them and imposed a political ban on Kaftancıoğlu.

Key Turkish opposition figure banned from politics after anti-Erdoğan tweet

Fears of pre-election crackdown in Turkey as appeals court confirms charges against Canan Kaftancıoğlu of CHP A leading
EP Turkey Rapporteur Sánchez Amor, the European Socialists Party (PES) and Socialists, Democrats & Greens Group (SOC) in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) have made statements condemning the Kaftancıoğlu decision.

CHP plans Istanbul rally after Kaftancıoğlu given prison sentence

The main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) has decided to hold a major rally in Istanbul on May 21 after Turkey’s

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Another sad day for journalism: “Israel Admits It Might Have Killed Journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, Attacks Her Funeral

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2022 at 23:14

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Israel Admits It Might Have Killed Journalist, Attacks Her Funeral

Israeli police attacked the funeral of Shireen Abu Akleh in occupied East Jerusalem on Friday, nearly causing

Prominent Palestinian journalist Shireen Abu Akleh shot dead by Israeli bullet to the head

Dubbed ‘Voice of Palestine’, the journalist’s murder is mourned by many

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“It is not easy to change reality, but I was at least able to carry these voices to the world,” assassinated correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh said in a previous interview about her 25 years of reporting on Palestine. On May 11, she was shot dead by an Israeli bullet to her head, sending waves of grief and rage across those who followed the Palestinian cause. Image by alwatan_live, CC BY 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

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#Europe agenda: “Finland to apply for Nato membership ‘without delay’

In Uncategorized on May 12, 2022 at 11:38

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Finland to apply for Nato membership ‘without delay’

Russia has threatened unspecified measures if the country abandons its policy of military non-alignment.

G7 leaders impose new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine war

G7 leaders have committed to phasing out dependency on Russian energy, including by banning imports of Russian oil.

Ukraine war: How Germany is getting rid of Russian oil

Nowhere is the challenge of abandoning Russian oil clearer than in the refinery town, Schwedt.

EU Commission proposes Russian oil-ban in new sanctions

Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said EU countries should phase out Russian crude oil imports within six months, and refined oil by the end of the year to minimise the impact on European economy and global supply.
European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday announced a “complete” EU embargo on Russian oil. Imports of crude will stop in six months; imports of refined products will stop by year end.

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#Anthropology roundup: “The Politics of “Ukraine” Versus “the Ukraine”

In Uncategorized on May 11, 2022 at 14:59

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Impossible Choices at the Crossroads of Motherhood and Fieldwork

A black-and-white picture shows a woman carrying a baby in a front harness looking at two people examining objects on the floor of a cave under a standing light.

 

Co-author Jamie Hodgkins holds her daughter as she co-directs the excavations at the Arma Veirana site in northwestern Italy. Fabio Negrino/University of Genoa

Many women* in science who must navigate motherhood and fieldwork will one day write an email like this:

Dear colleagues,

Busting Myths About Sex and Gender

Two yellow gourds painted to look like a frowning man with black hair wearing a blue top and a smiling woman with long black hair and a red and white dress sit on a ledge.

The belief that males are aggressive while females are nurturing is a dangerous myth. Evgeny Tchebotarev/Pexels

Excerpted from the second edition of Race, Monogamy, and Other Lies They Told You. © 2022 by Agustín Fuentes. Published by the University of California Press. All rights reserved.

Two Pioneering Female Archaeologists

Precocious. Prolific. Audacious. Magnanimous. Each of these terms describes archaeologist Hannah Marie Wormington and her protégé Cynthia Irwin-Williams.* As pioneering female archaeologists in an arena dominated by Euro-American men, they created scholarly niches on the frontiers of their field. Acerbic and cavalier, they were larger-than-life figures whose impact reverberated far beyond their peer-reviewed publications.

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As Turks complain about rising number of refugees, “Asylum applications from Turkey to Europe rose by 45 percent in a year

In Uncategorized on May 9, 2022 at 10:59

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The highest share of persons who received protection status were registered in Germany, according to Eurostat.


MEPs have called for the immediate release of Kavala and other convicts of the Gezi case.
According to the 2021 Activity Report of the Ministry of Defense, Turkey spent 70 billion Turkish lira (1 US dollar = 14.93 lira) on “National Defense and Security”, and 200 million on the walls built on the borders with Iran and Syria.

85TH YEAR OF DERSİM MASSACRE: ‘Reinstate the name of Dersim, unveil the burial site of Seyit Rıza’

Releasing a statement on the 85th anniversary of the Dersim Massacre in eastern Turkey, the Human Rights Association (İHD) has said that what was done in Dersim in 1937-1938 was a genocide, underlining “the need to face the genocide”.

PRISONERS OF GEZİ TRIAL: Campaign on social media: ‘Free Çiğdem Mater’

In a message shared by @freecigdemmater Twitter account, it is said that the account may be followed to send messages to Çiğdem Mater, who is currently held in Bakırköy Women’s Closed Prison in İstanbul.

Turkey’s withdrawal from İstanbul Convention ‘unlawful,’ says Council of State prosecutor

The convention was ratified by the parliament and therefore cannot be annulled by a presidential decree, the prosecutor has stated.
The size of the fast-developing gaming industry in Turkey has reached $1.2 billion in 2021, a recent study has shown.

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