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New photo from Facebook August 27, 2016 at 04:47PM

In Uncategorized on August 27, 2016 at 15:48
Minneapolis’da bir kış ortası sabahı… Sıcaktan bunalmışken. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

New photo from Facebook August 27, 2016 at 11:56AM

In Uncategorized on August 27, 2016 at 11:03
“Allahını seversen koyver beni rahat. Zira işim çok” via @halilbabilli “250 yıl önce konuşulan Türkçe Latin harfleri ile yazılmış : Bir karı koca kavgası. via Facebook Pages

Istanbul’s Third Bosphorus Bridge- Construction over a year by the Sentinel-2A satellite… Istanbul news roundup…

In Uncategorized on August 26, 2016 at 18:17

Istanbul’s Kabataş closes down as construction begins for ‘Seagull-shaped’ transfer center

The Kabataş ferry dock in central Istanbul shut down on Aug. 11 and will remain closed over the next two years

Istanbul New Airport Placed on short list for architectural award

In the category “Future Projects – Infrastructure,” Istanbul New Airport has made it through to the finals of this year’s World Architectural Festival (WAF)

Details About Colomina and Wigley’s 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial—”Are We Human?”—Revealed

The 3rd Istanbul Design Biennial, which will officially open on the 22nd … Five primary venues—the Galata Greek Primary School, Studio-X Istanbul

BaBa ZuLa: Do Not Obey review – rousing set from Istanbul’s cultural crossroads

BaBa ZuLa: Do Not Obey review – rousing set from Istanbul’s cultural crossroads … A rousing, defiant set from the cultural crossroads of Istanbul.
Istanbul’s culture and tourism hub, İstiklal Avenue, has been experiencing scores of store closures, with owners citing financial hardships and lowering revenues stemming from larger problems which have impacted the popular street, including terror attacks and a series of protests
Canadian entertainment company Cirque du Soleil will be in Istanbul once again for seven shows between Oct. 5 and 9
The breakwater of the ancient Theodosius Harbor, which was discovered during the Marmaray excavations in Istanbul’s Yenikapı, has been broken into pieces

15 July Martrys’ Memorial wall in Istanbul

ISTANBUL, TURKEY – AUGUST 08: People walk past 15 July Martrys’ Memorial wall at Istanbul Taksim square in Istanbul, Turkey on August 08, 2016.

Major Istanbul hub İstiklal Avenue faces spree of shop closures

Istanbul’s culture and tourism hub, İstiklal Avenue, has been experiencing scores of store closures, with owners citing financial hardships and falling

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Eurosphere agenda: “France burkini highest court suspends ban…

In Uncategorized on August 26, 2016 at 17:18

France burkini highest court suspends ban

France’s highest administrative court suspends a ban on controversial full-body “burkini” swimsuits in a town on the Mediterranean coast.
The burkini as a mirror

Unless we are willing to live with the discomfort of what is different and challenging, we are inviting a world of needless incivilities and lack of understanding.

Demonstrators stage a beach party outside the French Embassy, in Knightsbridge, London, in protest at the French government’s decision to ban women from wearing burkinis. PAimages/Dominic Lipinski. All rights reserved.Last week, the mayor of Oye-Plage in France was so disturbed by seeing a woman in a burkini on the beach that he is planning to ban such a garb from the beaches of his own town. This reminded me of some of my own experiences in the past that may just be relevant to the current debates over the burkini in Cannes, Marseille and other beaches in France.


The ‘Burkini Battle’: France’s capitulation to extremism

Reduced to symbols of national identity, women are caught in the center of a tug-of-war in which any amount of violence, of coercion and regulation of their bodies is justified in order to win the battle.

Chris Carlson/AP/Press Association Images. All rights reserved.Approximately two years ago in Turkey, there was an odd case in which AKP-allied Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc made a statement declaring that it was indecent for women to laugh in public or, presumably, in mixed company.

The choice of Matteo Renzi to hold the meeting with President Hollande and Chancellor Merkel in Ventotene was highly significant, writes Monica Frassoni.
Italy earthquake: Aftershocks hamper rescue efforts

Hundreds of aftershocks rock areas of central Italy devastated by an earthquake that left at least 250 people dead, hampering rescuers.
Images of French police appearing to fine a woman on a beach in Nice fuel the debate over a controversial “burkini ban”.
Liberté, Egalité, Burkini?

Social media debates what the burkini ban says about French values.
France’s ridiculous policing of women’s beachwear

Bans on burkinis go too far.
The Australian woman credited with creating the burkini says bans on the full-bodied Islamic swimsuit in France have boosted sales.

The Multifaceted ‘Burkini’ Debate

Heated discussions over Islamic women’s wear are not limited to France. And the arguments – for and against – run the gamut of reasoning.

The real dangers of banning the burkini

A full-body wetsuit garment for Muslim women is at the centre of a controversy in France, and the debate is raising difficult questions about feminism, Islamophobia and the country’s values.

Confronting France’s Jihadis

The official French response to repeated terrorist attacks in recent years continues to focus myopically on symbolic measures, embodied in a broadening sartorial crackdown on devout Muslim women. But France doesn’t need fewer burkinis; it needs more jobs and better domestic intelligence.

Sarkozy’s Campaign of Fear

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s decision to seek the presidency again in 2017, and his emphasis on the supposed threat of Islam to national identity, should not be surprising. Fear is a powerful weapon, and Sarkozy, like Donald Trump, is eager to wield it.

Attacks by Islamist militants, strikes and floods have caused a substantial drop in the number of tourists visiting Paris, officials say.
A Frenchwoman said she was fined for wearing a hair-covering veil on the beach in Cannes, after the mayor imposed a controversial ban on “burkinis”.
Brexit: Limiting the damage

Britain, Europe and, indeed, the United States have an interest in limiting the damage from a decade of tortuous Brexit negotiations that will probably be dominated by disruption and disinvestment, writes Michael Leigh.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday officially announced his candidacy for the 2017 presidential elections with his book Tout pour la France (All for France). In November he will run in the primaries organised by the French right. Commentators warn of the dangers of voting a candidate with catchy slogans and a populist programme into the Elysée Palace.
Powerful earthquake strikes central Italy

Quake magnitude 6.2 followed by long aftershocks that bring death and devastation to towns and villages.
The leaders of Italy, France and Germany insisted Monday (22 August) that Britain’s shock decision to quit the European Union would not kill the bloc. Merkel suggested she could be flexible over EU budget rules, as Rome grapples to kickstart its stalling economy.
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania celebrated the 25th anniversary of their independence on the weekend. After the failed August Putsch of 1991 the Soviet Union recognised the sovereignty of these three states, which had already declared independence in 1990 following the Singing Revolution. Many columnists take the anniversary as an opportunity to take stock of the progress made since then.

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New photo from Facebook August 25, 2016 at 04:57PM

In Uncategorized on August 25, 2016 at 15:57
Romanya’da Bigar Şelalesi. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages

A WSJ article on Purge claims in Turkish universities… A Black Sea village, learned of coup attempt 10 days later due to lack of power, to be the most tranquil community in Turkey…

In Uncategorized on August 25, 2016 at 15:28 – Joe Parkinson – Aug 24, 8:46 AM

KONYA, Turkey—On the humid afternoon after July’s bloody coup attempt, signs of a rift that is redefining this nation’s academia played out in two cities 400 miles apart. In Istanbul, Nil Mutluer grabbed her 3-year-old daughter and raced

Locals living without power in the highlands of the Bulancak district of the Black Sea province of Giresun learned of the July 15 failed coup attempt 10 days afterward from a shepherd
What’s it like being LGBT in Turkey?

Protests over the murder of a transgender woman took place in Turkey this weekend. We’d like to know what it’s like being LGBT in the country

Protests took place in Istanbul, over the murder of a transgender
woman – and LGBT activist – Hande Kader who was found dead in August. Her burned body was discovered in a forest.


Reuters – Aug 23, 3:12 PM

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department said on Friday that Turkey has formally requested the extradition of U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen but not on issues related to the recent coup attempt, which Turkish leaders have accused him of

Turkey has cancelled a major EU-funded scholarship scheme after the 15 July coup attempt, leaving in limbo dozens of Turkish students dreaming of studying in the European Union. – Written by Andrada Fiscutean – Aug 22, 11:35 AM

Turkish investigative journalist Barış Pehlivan spent 19 months in jail,accused of terrorism based on documents found on his work computer. But when digital forensics experts examined his PC, they discovered that those files were put – Aug 21, 9:31 AM

It says a lot about post-failed-coup Turkey that you can spot the priority list of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s foreign antagonists from the Government’s reactions to a massacre. The slaughter of at least 50 Kurdish wedding guests by a suicide

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New photo from Facebook August 25, 2016 at 02:40PM

In Uncategorized on August 25, 2016 at 13:47
“A short history of cops telling women what to wear at the beach- via Facebook Pages

Journalism agenda: “5 ways fake news websites are evolving….

In Uncategorized on August 25, 2016 at 13:07

5 ways fake news websites are evolving

It’s typically been fairly easy to describe what fake news websites are, and how they work: These sites publish stories that look and read like real news articles but are completely fake. They exist in order to earn money from ads.

That description works for many of the ever-growing number of these sites. But many of them are now evolving in order to find new ways to fool people, and to make money. Here are five things fake news sites are now doing differently.

Thinking of trying VR? Here’s what you should consider before getting started

BuzzFeed may have always felt like two things, especially to non-media types: a viral entertainment powerhouse, and a Very Serious news division. Now BuzzFeed the company is officially splitting into two divisions, one to focus on entertainment and the other on news. Both divisions will place a huge emphasis on (what else) digital video.

In a memo — first obtained by Vanity Fair — announcing the company-wide reorganization on Tuesday, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti wrote:

Journalists in exile: Getting refugee reporters back in the newsroom

The programme, based in Germany, was set up to pair the journalists with German reporters and provide mentorship and training

Television isn’t dead; it isn’t even TV, as we’ve known it. Broadcast companies may be weathering for now the rise of platforms, the fractured nature of digital news consumption, the uncertainty of digital advertising models (name a trend, any trend) better than their newspaper peers, but there are plenty of signs of turbulence ahead, especially when it comes to local TV news.

Few would argue at this point that the email newsletter isn’t one of the most powerful ways for publishers to develop strong relationships with readers. What’s less clear is the best strategy to employ within those newsletters themselves.

Mojo skills are incredibly useful to journalists today – but are students being taught the techniques?

This article is republished with permission from Watching Western Sahara, a collaboration between the WITNESS Media Lab and FiSahara to curate and contextualize online videos documenting human rights in Western Sahara. This is the first of a blog series on lessons learned and the tools and methods used. See curated videos on Watching Western Sahara Checkdesk and look out for a six month report on human rights as seen in curated eyewitness footage.

Social producer Masuma Ahuja has been trying out different formats to capture the Olympic Games experience for an international audience

Here’s a sentence few would have expected to read in 2016, if ever: Gawker Media and Fusion are now owned by the same company.

Univision has purchased Gawker Media and all of its sites and assets for $135 million, according to a report from Recode, which has since been confirmed by both sides. With the bid, Univision beat out tech publisher Ziff Davis, which had made the initial stalking-horse bid. Those were the only major bidders for the company, Bloomberg reported earlier on Tuesday. (Lifestyle site Little Things also made a late bid for Jezebel’s assets, which wasn’t up for separate sale.) Univision won’t, however, take over Gawker Media’s lawsuit with Hulk Hogan, which is still ongoing.

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Turkish military official in Syria… #EuphratesShield #Cerablus

In Uncategorized on August 24, 2016 at 14:19

The Turkish Special Forces are playing a key role in the operation launched at 04.00 a.m. on Aug. 24 to back the Free Syrian Army (FSA) to free the Syrian town of Jarablus from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)




Turkish troops enter Syria in major operation against Isis

Campaign aims to ‘cleanse’ jihadis from Jarablus – terror group’s last key hub on the 500-mile Syria-Turkey border

The U.S. Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Ankara on Aug. 24, hours after a joint operation by the Turkish military and coalition forces was launched to capture the ISIL-held Jarablus region in Syria
Turkish armed forces has begun its cross-border “Euphrates Shield” operation against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) early on Aug. 24 both with aerial strikes and with ground forces backed by strikes from rocket launchers, howitzers and tanks
The Turkish armed forces has begun its cross-border “Euphrates Shield” operation against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) early on Aug. 24 with aerial strikes and with ground forces backed by strikes from rocket launchers, howitzers and tanks
Turkey will be defeated as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Syria, according to Salih Muslim, the head of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD)
The Turkish military launched the Jerablus operation “against terror organizations such as DAESH and the PYD,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
Turkish Military Begins Ground Operation Into Syria

The incursion, backed by U.S. air support, drastically escalates Turkey’s role in the Syrian conflict in an effort meant to clear Islamic State militants from the border.
firat genelkurmay

Chief of Staff at the operation HQ

A campaign has been launched by Turkish Armed Forces Joint Special Mission Forces and US-led coalition air forces on ISIS in Jarablus region in Aleppo in Syria.
U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on the morning of Aug. 24 paid a visit to the Turkish Parliament, which was bombarded by soldiers attempting to stage a military coup on July 15

Turkey Says Operation Launched to Free ISIS-Held Town in Syria

Turkey’s prime minister’s office said the Turkish military and the U.S.-backed coalition forces on Wednesday launched an operation to clear a Syrian border town from Islamic State militants.
Turkey sends tanks across the Syrian border after bombarding positions held by so-called Islamic State, in an operation also aimed at deterring Kurdish fighters.

Turkey evacuates town amid anti-IS Syria campaign

Turkey evacuated Karkamis near Syria, as it prepares an offensive against so-called Islamic State holding Jarablus.
A cease-fire with the Syrian government puts Kurdish militias much closer to control of Hasaka Province, which would be the third lost by President Bashar al-Assad.

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New photo from Facebook August 23, 2016 at 05:41PM

In Uncategorized on August 23, 2016 at 16:43
İsveç taşrası. 1885-1892. via Reddit. “Southern Swedish Sami in front of a turf hut… via Facebook Pages

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