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As Erdoğan makes Iran the new enemy over Yemen… Council of Europe official condemns Turkey’s sentencing of cartoonists

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2015 at 18:01

Erdoğan told France 24 that Ankara may consider providing ‘logistical support’ to the Saudi-led military mission launched overnight in Yemen
Erdoğan’s wealth
Today’s Zaman
Turkey’s embattled President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s massive personal and family wealth, which has been accumulated over the span of two decades since he became the mayor of İstanbul, the largest city in the country, is the most important dynamic in
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan accused Iran on Thursday of trying to dominate the Middle East and said its efforts have begun annoying Ankara, as well as Saudi Arabia and Gulf Arab countries.
A CoE official has expressed concern over an increase in the number of criminal cases for alleged insults against Erdoğan
A man has been sentenced to 13 years and nine months in prison after taking down a Turkish flag during a protest in Diyarbakır
Penguen humor magazine reacted to the court ruling that its caricaturists were punished, wishing it to be the “last example of efforts to turn down free thought”.
Turkey says US-led programme to train Syrian opposition experiences ‘minor delay’

A US-led programme to train Syrian opposition forces to fight ISIL militants has experienced ‘a minor delay’, Çavuşoğlu said
Defamation suits and arrests targeting journalists threaten Turkey’s democracy, a special report released March 27 by the Vienna-based International Press Institute (IPI) has concluded.
A number of forested bays in one of Turkey’s most beautiful coastal idylls will be opened to tender by the Forestry and Waterworks Ministry, though many locals are opposed to the move
Istanbul (AFP) – Turkey could provide “logistical” support for Saudi Arabia’s operation against Iran-allied Huthi rebels in Yemen, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday, slamming Tehran’s involvement in the region.
Worshippers gathered at the Great Synagogue in Turkey’s northwestern province of Edirne early on March 26, for the first prayer service at the renovated historic site in 46 years
A sizable number of opponents to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are convinced that elections in Turkey have been rigged.
Policy Update (GPoT Center) no. 9, March 2015                                                           Türkçe Muhammed Ammash * GPoT Policy Update No. 9 briefly presents the process that took Israel to early elections, while discussing the meaning of the results for […]

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With the sinister AKP move, security bill approved…

In Uncategorized on March 27, 2015 at 17:16

 The Turkish Parliament passed a stripped down version of the government’s controversial domestic security bill on March 27, after another fractious 16-hour debate.
efe kerem sozeri on Twitter   A dark day for  Turkey    controversial  securitybill   more internet  censorship   discretionary fund for  Erdoğan all ratified today.
Turkey’s main opposition party has said it will appeal to the high court for the annulment of a controversial security package on the grounds that it undermines constitutional rights and freedoms, following parliament’s approval of the bill early March 27.

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Instagram temporarily censors News Photos including Ahmet Şık’s…

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2015 at 22:49

Instagram closed the account of prominent journalist Ahmet Şık after receiving massive complaints over the photos he shared during Newroz celebrations in Diyarbakır province on March 21.
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Turkish Review ‏@TRplatform Twitter blocks access to tweets by Today’s Zaman editors for ‘insulting’ PM ” #Turkey

The court said that the website, Takva Haber, and its affiliate video site, Takva Tube, were spreading “terror propaganda.”
PKK and PYD are being legitimized thanks to their fight against jihadists in Syria, Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Necdet Özel has said

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Presidential fantasies: Under Erdoğan’s presidential system, Turkey’s GDP to rise to $25,000…

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2015 at 18:10

Turkey’s current $11,000 GDP per capita will rise to $25,000 by 2023 if the country swiftly adopts the presidential system, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
Erdoğan plan for super-presidency puts Turkey’s democracy at stake

The Turkish president’s attempted power-grab is slated from within his own party as divisions between the country’s executive and legislature deepen


The father of Gezi protester Mehmet Ayvalıtaş, who died in 2013, was beaten by security forces near an Istanbul courthouse during a scuffle ahead of the sixth hearing into his son’s death on March 25.
The polemic between Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç and Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek is over, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has declared, vowing zero tolerance for those in the ruling AKP conducting in-house quarrels in public ahead of the parliamentary elections.
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has admitted that his harsh public accusations against Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek were wrong but that he had to protect his personal rights, even as he warned the mayor that he would lose if he goes to court.
A 14-year-old girl has been wounded in the head with a tear gas canister in the Gazi neighborhood of Istanbul after police attacked protesters demonstrating against the detention of revolutionaries in the area, according to daily BirGün.
‘The Synthetic Baron’ walks away from a Turkish prison by faxing a fake release order
The Aug. 17, 1999, Marmara earthquake, known as the disaster of the century which left more the 17,000 people dead, will be featured on film for the first time.
bianet interview Turkey’s first openly-declared LGBTI politician Sedef Çakmak prior to June 7 Elections. We talked about her worries prior to being elected as well as the current outcome.
On February 11, a 20-year-old college student named Ozgecan Aslan was riding in a minibus in the southern Turkish town of Mersin. The murder caused a nationwide outpouring of anger over the treatment of women in Turkey, a country that has long struggled with high rates of gender-based violence relative to European countries. As Christina Asquith, a journalist in Istanbul, noted in The New York ..
Mules in Uludere in the southern province of Şırnak have allegedly been killed by soldiers

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EFD Haftanın Web Projesi: Yalansavar (@yalansavar)

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2015 at 17:38

Yalansavar   Karanlığa lanet okumaktansa  bir mum yakmak yeğdir.

Biz Kimiz?

“Karanlığa lanet okumaktansa, bir mum yakmak yeğdir.” – Çin Atasözü

Bizler sorgulayıcı düşünce ve bilimsel yönteme gönül vermiş bir grup insanız. :)

Bu site başlangıçta posta kutumuza düşen ardı adı kesilmeyen hurafe e-postalara birer birer cevap yazmakla başa çıkamadığımız için doğdu. Her birimiz asılsız ve desteksiz bir e-posta alınca işi gücü bırakıp sayfa sayfa cevap yazıyorduk çünkü.

Kısa zaman içinde iki şeyi fark ettik:

Birincisi, cevap yazdığımız e-posta aradan kısa bir süre geçtikten sonra bir başka arkadaşımız tarafından tekrar bize iletiliyor, ve her seferinde aynı cevabı tekrar tekar hazırlıyorduk.

İkincisi de, bizim özene bezene kaynaklarla referanslarla hazırladığımız cevabın, hurafe kadar etkin bir şekilde kişiden kişiye iletilmediğini fark ettik. “Mutlaka bütün arkadaş listenize iletin!!!!!” yazılı hurafe 100 kişiye dağılırken, hurafeyi açıklayan detaylı cevap aynı sansasyon katsayısında olmadığı için 1-2 kişiden öteye yayılmıyordu.

Biz de hazırladığımız detaylı cevapları kalıcı hale getirmek ve daha çok kişiye yayılmasını sağlamak için ne yapabiliriz diye düşündük. Böylece Yalansavar doğdu.

Başlangıçta sadece e-posta hurafelerine yönelik olmasına rağmen kısa bir süre sonra bilim dışı iddialar, sözde bilim, şehir efsaneleri, komplo teorileri ve farklı pek çok  konunun işlendiği bir ortama dönüştü.

Umarız, burada geçirdiğiniz vakit sizin için aydınlatıcı olur.

İyi okumalar :)



Önerilerinizi alalım:

Ha bir de EFD’ye katkıda bulunmak isterseniz:

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Eurosphere agenda: “Plane crash in southern France… “Greece risks bankruptcy by 20 April…”Heretical Europe….

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2015 at 15:48

One day after the crash of a Germanwings Airbus A320 flying from Barcelona to Düsseldorf, French President François Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will travel today to the crash site in the French Alps. The press is shocked by the tragedy and sees Europe united in grief.


VIDEO: Germanwings: Key facts and figures

Christian Fraser looks at some of the key facts, figures and reaction to the Germanwings plane crash in the French Alps.

Greece risks running out of cash by April 20 unless it secures fresh aid, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters yesterday (24 April), leaving it little time to convince sceptical creditors it is committed to economic reform.

Marine Le Pen, the head of France’s far-right National Front party, has said she will ask the French people to vote on pulling out of the EU if she is elected president in 2017.

Patočka calls for a renewed effort in Europe today to reestablish some kind of equilibrium between “the rationality of means” and “the rationality of ends”.

Europe, the Very Idea

Europe, the very idea is a series on the philosophical notion of Europe and what reflection upon it can lend to the sphere of concrete politics.

Heretical Europe: Jan Patočka as symbol of dissident contingency

Post-Europe, for Patočka, must be acutely aware of its own contingency even when it proclaims (above all when it proclaims) the sanctity of universal principles.

Europe, the Very Idea

Europe, the very idea is a series on the philosophical notion of Europe and what reflection upon it can lend to the sphere of concrete politics.

EU and Cuba push for closer ties

The EU’s top diplomat meets Cuban leaders and says the EU will intensify talks aimed at normalising ties with Havana.

LONDON — It’s not your imagination, people who live in different parts of Britain do have distinct regional personalities.


Spain Socialists win Andalusia vote

The Spanish Socialists hold onto power in Andalusia, but the new anti-austerity party Podemos shakes up politics in the region.
Ukraine’s European integration

If the EU is serious about helping Ukraine, both parties should focus on the country’s most glaring problem, and the Maidan’s principal demands – justice and the rule of law.

The conservative UMP won 30 percent of the vote in the first round of the French departmental elections on Sunday. The far right Front National was the second-strongest force, while the governing Socialists came third. While for some journalists the Le Pen party’s advance has been stopped, others fear thatxenophobia and Euroscepticism will continue to spread, and not only in France.

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25 Mart #MehmetAyvalıtaş Davası

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2015 at 15:01

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ELiF☭ @Evrensel_Ozne Oglunu ve esini kaybeden ve adalet arayan babaya bunu yaptiginiz icin hepiniz #yargılanacaksınız #MehmetAyvalıtaş


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New photo from Facebook March 25, 2015 at 02:31PM

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2015 at 14:37
Eugenia Loli’den dijital kolajlar. via via Facebook Pages

Cyberculture agenda: New version of SecureDrop… Transparency in the Tech Industry

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2015 at 13:09

secure_drop_slideshowimgAt Freedom of the Press Foundation, we’re excited to announce the release of a brand new version of SecureDrop, our open source whistleblower system which media organizations can use to communicate and receive documents from sources.

In recent years, social media has functioned to habitually strip content of its context. Sometimes this manifests as the rage of the mob calling for someone to be fired, or as harassment in one form or another. Shallow, clickbait headlines also strip context from content, causing readers to distrust the publication and the expert source as well.

SocialCodeImpactOfEventsOnFacebookBiddingCostsHow do major international events such as the World Cup and viral trends such as the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge affect Facebook’s ads auction market?


An Economy of Trust: How Transparency Is Changing the Tech Industry

An Economy of Trust: How Transparency Is Changing the Tech Industry

The building of customer trust has always been the mark of a good business, and its importance has only become more pronounced with the widespread ubiquity of the internet. But the amount of innate trust we place in our technology has grown tenfold since the early days of AOL and Yahoo!, when hardware could hardly […]

PewAmericansPrivacyChartHow have U.S. Internet users changed the way they view and manage privacy on their social media accounts since the National Security Agency’s Prism initiative came to light nearly two years ago?


Why ‘Dark Web’ drug markets will keep on imploding

A couple of months after the conviction of Ross Ulbricht, the “Dread Pirate Roberts” behind the creation of the Silk Road online drug market, another online drug market, “Evolution” has imploded. Like the Silk Road, Evolution used “Tor Hidden Services,” to hide the true location of their Web site, providing the owners, and drug buyers and sellers with some degree of anonymity. But this Web site didn’t go down thanks to the feds. It went down because its owners took it down.

Reddit’s most toxic communities charted

Based on analysis of personal attacks and other machine-learned elements of language, a research company figured out which subreddits are the most toxic, then charted that toxicity against supportiveness.

March 20, 2015
How much will it cost you to get the top spot in the most competitive keyword auctions in Bing Ads – and just what are those keywords, anyway? Wicked talented WordStream data scientist Mark Irvine helped us analyze a sample of over 10 million English keywords in the Bing Keyword Tool and we’re releasing the results today in this infographic.
Inside the Kremlin’s ‘troll army’

Inside the secretive world of pro-Putin bloggers

TheWhiteHouseFacebook engineering director David Recordon is leaving Menlo Park, Calif., for Washington, D.C., as he was named director of White House information technology.

Jonathan Perelman, VP Motion Pictures at BuzzFeed, shares BuzzFeed’s approach to video content, from animated GIFs to long-form stories. Perelman discusses the best approach that benefits both the brand and the publisher, and how understanding the interests and emotions of these audiences will ultimately elevate both sides through strong, video content.


Last week, the ACLU filed a welcome additional challenge to the NSA’s warrantless Internet backbone surveillance (aka “Upstream” surveillance) on behalf of Wikimedia and a number of other media and human rights organizations. We applaud all of those involved in bringing the case.  It adds another avenue of attack on one of the NSA’s most audacious programs—tapping into the very backbone of the Internet and thereby putting all of our online activities under scrutiny.

March 17, 2015
2014 was “The Year of the Breach.” 2015 continues to bring to the public spotlight data breaches cases that should make any business reflect on its own information security plan, and become more cautious with respect to their data, employees and business practices.
2014 data breaches in the united states infographic thumb

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Erdoğan toll today: Two cartoonists sentenced to jail for insulting Erdoğan…

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2015 at 12:04

Two cartoonists for the popular satirical weekly Penguen have been jailed to 11 months in prison, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they were convicted of including a ‘ball-shaped hand gesture insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.’
Caricaturist Bahadır Baruter has been convicted to pay a fine of 7,000 liras for insulting Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with a caricature.
James in Turkey – Turkish politics has been a complicated beast to follow since the 1980 coup. Vast electoral swings and enforced party closures meant that the 1990s in particular resembled a spaghetti junction of shifting allegiances and cross-spectrum alliances.
the Pulse of the Middle East – Author: Amberin Zaman March 23, 2015 Gultan Kisanak is the first female mayor of the southeastern city of Diyarbakir, which is widely seen as the unofficial capital of Turkey’s Kurds. Kisanak is among thousands of political activists who served – Social media users who share content that has been subject to a legal complaint in Turkey will be punished, according an omnibus bill currently being debated in parliament, daily Radikal has reported. The Telecommunications Directorate (TİB)

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