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From 2015 to 2019. Disappearance of a historical site, Sur in Diyarbakır

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2019 at 10:51

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Now Suriçi, Diyarbakır
After the heavy fightings in the summer of 2015, Diyarbakır’s
From Wikipedia:

2015 conflict and rebuilding of the district[edit]

In 2015, militants linked to the banned Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) entered Sur district, erected barricades and dug ditches in the streets.[6][7] The local authority banned public gatherings and imposed a curfew, and the Turkish Army deployed about 200 troops of the Special Forces Command to conduct house-to-house searches.[8][9] The conflict resulted in most residents abandoning their homes.[10] Abandoned houses in various neighborhoods of Sur district were occupied by militants, and clashes between the PKK and Turkish Army and Special Forces continued until early 2016.[11][12]

Amnesty International has estimated that 300,000 people were displaced by the conflict, and branded the government’s response ‘collective punishment’.[13] International Crisis Group has estimated that around 1,700 people have been killed in the resulting conflict and estimates the number of displaced people at 350,000.[14] Human Rights Watch criticized the Turkish government for ‘blocking access for independent investigations into alleged mass abuses against civilians across southeast Turkey’.[15]

Many houses were destroyed and registered historic buildings were seriously damaged. In March 2016, the government launched a project for the restoration of all the damaged historic structures and the rebuilding of destroyed houses in accordance of their original style.[10] However, the project was criticized by the Turkish Union of Architects and Engineers Chambers, who claimed that the project would take “a defense-centered approach”, which would require the destruction of some historic structures.[16]

Sur in 2015

Telegraph.co.uk – Josie Ensor – Nov 17

The Syrian rebel fighter shouted “kill the pigs, kill the infidels,” as he went door-to-door searching for the homes of Kurds who had fled the newly captured town of Ras al-Ayn. The man wearing camouflage and khaki spray-painted

 

Report by International Press Organizations on Status of Press Freedom in Turkey

Eight international press freedom and journalism organizations have released a report on the status of press freedom in

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A visual comparison of First Lady meetings. In the US and in Turkey…

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2019 at 22:46

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As can be seen, the US’ declining economy cannot compete with Turkey’s splendor.

US First Lady, Melania Trump meets with Turkey’s First Lady, Emine Erdoğan in the US
US First Lady Melania Trump meets with Turkey’s First Lady, Emine Erdoğan in Turkey.

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“Over 1,400 killed in workplace accidents in Turkey in first 10 months of 2019… and 24K in 17 years…

In Uncategorized on November 18, 2019 at 13:09

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At least 1,477 people have lost their lives in workplace accidents in Turkey in the first 10 months…

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Nearly 24,000 workers were killed in work-related accidents in the past 17 years, according to a labor watchdog, which slammed the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for not implementing enough measures to prevent these deaths.

“This is your fault. This is the result of a ‘local and national work-related murder regime.’ At least 23,847 workers were killed. Work-related murders, low wages, unemployment, bans on strikes.. What else have you done for workers?” said a tweet by The Health and Safety Labor Watch (İSİG Meclisi), while also using the hashtag “23,847 workers died in AKP years.”

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New photo from Facebook November 15, 2019 at 05:12PM

In Uncategorized on November 15, 2019 at 18:21

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Trump: “you’re sure you’re a reporter, you don’t work for Turkey?”

In Uncategorized on November 14, 2019 at 10:04

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‘I’m a Big Fan’: Trump Gives Warm Welcome to Turkey’s Erdogan

President Trump seemed unbothered by Turkey’s recent invasion of Syria, which prompted outrage in Congress and among
Associated Press – Amanda Seitz – Nov 7, 11:51 PM

As Turkish forces invaded northern Syria in early October, supporters of the offensive launched a different kind of campaign — online. Dozens of images claiming to show Turkey’s soldiers cuddling babies, feeding hungry toddlers and carrying…

The Washington Post – Asser Khattab – Nov 10, 3:00 AM

More than 200,000 people have been internally displaced by the Turkish-led offensive, according to the United Nations. Families that have been scattered across eastern Syria say that Turkey’s Syrian Arab proxies have carried out summary executions

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#İstanbul spy battles? “Key backer of Syrian ‘White Helmets’ found dead in Istanbul…

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2019 at 14:49

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James Le Mesurier

Key Syrian White Helmets backer found dead in Istanbul: diplomat

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – The founder of an organization that trained the Syrian “White Helmets” emergency response group has died in Istanbul, his
Istanbul at Its Most Interesting: The Asian Side

The Hagia Sophia. The Blue Mosque. Topkapi Palace. There’s more than enough in Istanbul’s historic center to dazzle a first-time visitor. Maybe tack

A Slice of History in Istanbul’s Luxury Neighborhood: The Bebek Hotel by the Stay

There’s more to Istanbul than the Golden Horn. It’s a city of 15 million people at the crossroads of Europe and Asia. Each of its neighborhoods has its

Istanbul’s mayor gets a big welcome in European capitals

ANKARA: The proliferation of the international engagements for Istanbul mayor and opposition challenger Ekrem Imamoglu raises the question: What .

Last orders: Istanbul’s historic fish sandwich boats shut down by authorities

According to Istanbul lore, they have been catching fish here, cooking it on deck and selling it in sandwiches since the 1800s. The product is balık

Eminönü: Getting a Rare Glimpse into Old Istanbul

From the Bosphorus, Istanbul is a shimmering skyline of towering walls, grand palaces, and intricate minarets that still retains much of the allure of its

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As Erdoğan to meet with Trump, “Boom Times for Turkey’s Lobbyists in Trump’s Washington…

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2019 at 13:14

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CNS Search – Adam Klasfeld – Oct 31, 9:48 PM

MANHATTAN (CN) – Some five years ago, Turkey’s soft power suddenly swelled in the United States as the country’s lobbyists and pro-government charities received millions in newfound funding. That was the same year that leaked tapes appeared


Erdoğan: We are Going to US in a Troubled Period

In the wake of rising tension between Turkey and US over Turkey’s “Operation Peace Spring” and Trump’s letter, President
Behind Trump’s Dealings With Turkey: Sons-in-Law Married to Power

Informal relationships between family members help explain the course of diplomacy between the White House and

Five US Senators Call for ‘Tough Economic Sanctions’ Against Turkey

Addressing a letter to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, five US Senators have called for “tough economic sanctions” against
BBC News – Jiyar Gol – Nov 2, 5:21 PM

Turkish-backed forces fighting Kurdish militias in north-east Syria have been accused of committing war crimes, with acts of brutality surfacing on mobile phone footage. The UN has warned that Turkey could be held responsible for the actions of its

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Ahmet Altan at The Guardian: “I’m free at last. My friends still languish in Turkish jails

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2019 at 12:02

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Ahmet Altan after being released on 4 November 2019. Photograph: Bülent Kılıç/AFP via Getty Images

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Nothing is scarier than an encounter with the horrifying power of someone who holds your fate in his hands. That person can kill you, lock you up, send you into exile or let you go free. Regardless of the difference in outcome, to be locked up or

 


European human rights court fines Turkey to pay 295 million liras in 16 years

Duvar English The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has sentenced Turkey to pay some 295 million Turkish liras
Turkey fined over 50 million dollars for ECHR violation under AKP rule | Ahval

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has fined the Turkish government in the last 16 years…
137,000 people left Turkey to live abroad in 2018 – presidential data | Ahval

Turkey saw a 20 percent increase in the number of people moving abroad in 2018 compared to the…

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Bulldozing history… #Hasankeyf is gone…

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2019 at 15:47

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#Europe agenda: Europe’s most Islamophobic leader meets with the most Islamophiliac one. Politics makes strange bedfellows- 2019 version

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2019 at 12:03

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Budapest for further talks with Hungarian leader, Viktor 

Oct 15, 2019 – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán met in Baku on Tuesday (15 October), on the fringes of


EU: 51% of Young People Pirated Nothing During the Last Year

The EU Intellectual Property Office has published its latest Intellectual Property and Youth Scoreboard Study. Its stated aim is to

Dresden: The German city that declared a ‘Nazi emergency’

The politician behind the resolution says he wanted Dresden to take a stand against the far-right.

Italy’s Salvini triumphant in left-wing stronghold of Umbria

It is the first time a right-wing candidate has won in Umbria for half a century.

Did the Hungarian local elections break polarisation and extremism?

Hungary’s recent elections mark a breakthrough: the paralysing myth of Fidesz’s invincibility has been shattered.

Catalonia crisis: Tempers fray as jail terms renew Spain row

Roads and rail links were severed and protests erupted after Catalan leaders were jailed for sedition.

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