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Rest in Peace dear Mehmet Fatih Traş…

In Uncategorized on February 25, 2017 at 16:54

Mehmet Fatih Traş was a teaching assistant for 6 years at Çukurova University. His contract was not renewed by the university at the end of the last academic year. The very probable reason is that he was one of the signatories of the Academics’ Peace Declaration. According news in Turkish after a period of depression, he had committed suicide…


Turkey: authoritarianism and academic ‘closure’


The regime’s growing assaults on journalists, intellectuals and academics at this particular moment seem aimed at promoting self-censorship ahead of the constitutional referendum in April.

122 academics from Amsterdam University have made a call for solidarity with academics of Turkey via a statement they released.

We Will Return, Say Academics Expelled from Marmara University Faculty of Law

Those who were expelled from Marmara University Faculty of Law, have been bid farewell “for a while” in a demonstration with the participation of their colleagues, students and graduates.

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New photo from Facebook February 24, 2017 at 01:37PM

In Uncategorized on February 24, 2017 at 13:41
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#Cyberculture agenda: “Inside Uber’s Aggressive, Unrestrained Workplace Culture

In Uncategorized on February 24, 2017 at 12:15

New York Times – Mike Isaac – Feb 22, 4:31 PM

Until this week, this culture was only whispered about in Silicon Valley. Then on Sunday, Susan Fowler, an engineer who left Uber in December, published a blog post about her time at the company. She detailed a history of discrimination and sexual

Google will invest $11.5 million to support racial justice, the company announced in a blog post today. The funds are split between 10 different causes, with $5 million going to the Center for Policing Equality. “CPE’s National Justice Database is th…

Inside the Instagram Algorithm

A software engineer from Instagram recently provided some new insight into how their feed algorithm works.

Drones Are Turning Civilians Into an Air Force of Citizen Scientists


Citizen drone scientists need some basic training on study design.

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European Parliament rapporteur Piri says Situation in Turkey worsening on every visit as just 1,700 arrested over ‘terror propaganda’ via social media across Turkey…

In Uncategorized on February 24, 2017 at 12:15

The situation in Turkey is worsening on every visit, the European Parliament’s Turkey rapporteur Kati Piri said Feb. 22 during a visit to daily Cumhuriyet with other EU parliamentarians Elisabetta Pietrobon, Mariska Heijs and Jörgen Siil
Some 1,734 people have been arrested for “making terror propaganda” on social media since the failed July 2016 coup attempt, state-run Anadolu Agency has reported.

The human rights situation deteriorated markedly following parliamentary elections in June and the outbreak of violence between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Turkish armed forces in July. The media faced unprecedented pressure from the

Özgür Gelecek daily’s Newsroom Editor Aslı Ceren Aslan was arrested on Feb. 21 in Şanlıurfa province. Aslan, who was detained on Feb. 18, was allegedly subject to physical violence and she was strip-searched twice during


Overpopulation in Turkish prisons in the aftermath of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt has led the Turkish Justice Ministry to introduce new regulations that would better prison conditions for inmates serving less than 10 years in prison

Turkey’s top spy to visit Germany: Report

Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) head, Hakan Fidan, will visit Berlin in the near future as an invitee of the head of Germany’s Federal Intelligence Service (BND), Bruno Kahl, Deutsche Welle Türkçe reported on its website Feb. 13.

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New photo from Facebook February 24, 2017 at 10:45AM

In Uncategorized on February 24, 2017 at 10:46
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Pre-Referendum moves: “Turkey permits women soldiers to wear headscarf…

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2017 at 14:49

The move highlights a change in the armed forces and society, where the head scarf has been a symbol of the struggle between secular and religious factions.

Turkey permits women soldiers to wear headscarf

Women soldiers in Turkey will now be able to wear a headscarf as part of their uniforms, according to a new regulation prepared by the Defense Ministry to expand the scope of previous rulings on the much-debated issue
Terror groups are together orchestrating a “No” campaign for the upcoming referendum on constitutional changes in Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has repeated, following earlier controversial claims linking the “No” campaign to terrorism

Power will be gathered in one person to avoid strife: Erdoğan

The government-supported constitutional amendment will concentrate power in one pair of hands “to avoid strife,” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, appealing to voters from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) as the referendum campaign gathered momentum

Erdogan’s mastery of polarization


The Turkish President’s populist leadership draws on the perennially useful Black Turks-White Turks dichotomy.

President Erdogan speaks to his supporters, Istanbul, July 16, 2016.Depo/Press Association. All rights reserved.Turkey is set for a tough referendum campaign period as parties take to the stage to persuade the electorate to vote “yes” or “no” for the April 16 referendum about a new presidential system. President Erdoğan also stated that the referendum should be seen as a “response” to the 15 July 2016 coup attempt in Turkey, claiming that “the position of those who will say ‘no’ in the referendum could mean siding with July 15.”

An anti-tobacco initiative by the Health Ministry in the Central Anatolian province of Konya has been halted by officials after declaring that the message reading “NO” on pamphlets, brochures and posters to discourage smoking could lead people to vote “no” in an upcoming amendment referendum.
Opposed to Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli’s strong support for the government-supported constitutional change shifting Turkey to an executive presidential system, dissident voices within the MHP have launched a “No” campaign at a congress in Ankara on Feb. 18

I’ll return to AKP if ‘yes’ votes prevail in referendum: President Erdoğan

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said he will return to the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) if the “yes” side prevails in the upcoming referendum that will decide whether the current parliamentary system should be shifted to an executive presidency.

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New photo from Facebook February 23, 2017 at 12:31PM

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2017 at 12:31
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New photo from Facebook February 23, 2017 at 08:54AM

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2017 at 08:56
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#istanbul news: “Istanbul ranked 15th most congested city in world

In Uncategorized on February 22, 2017 at 15:04

Istanbul has been ranked 15th among the cities with the most traffic in the world and 10th among the countries most congested, according to a new report by transportation analytics firm INRIX.


Fed up with Istanbul traffic

Istanbul has the third highest traffic congestion in the world. The number of registered vehicles in the city is 3.75 million, with 1,017 new vehicles


The sweeping 6000-year story of Istanbul

Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide and crackle, where the idea is as potent as the historical fact. From the Qu’ran to .

Istanbul-Sofia express starts journeys

Turkey’s Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication Minister Ahmet Arslan has announced that a new train line between Istanbul and Bulgaria’s

Foreign child workers exploited in sweatshops in Istanbul’s Küçükpazar

The Küçükpazar neighborhood of Istanbul’s Fatih district has become a center of sweatshops, where children from outside Turkey are forced to work in

10 Reasons to visit Istanbul

My photographer and I were invited as influencers at the World Tourism Forum in Istanbul. We happily accepted, even if the tourists are still afraid of

Rüstem Pasa Medresesi

Rüstem Pasa Medresesi is located in the Cagaloglu neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey. Its construction was completed in 1550 by order of the Grand

After decades of debate, Turkey starts building mosque in Istanbul square

Bosnian artist Mersad Berber at Istanbul’s Pera Museum

Istanbul’s Pera Museum is presenting “Mersad Berber: An Allegory of Bosnia,” an exhibition exploring one of the leading representatives of .

Oasis of Culture, Food and History: Russian Cafe in the Heart of Istanbul

In Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district, there is a place called Rustik Cafe, which is an oasis of Russian culture, food and history in the Turkish metropolis

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New photo from Facebook February 22, 2017 at 01:48PM

In Uncategorized on February 22, 2017 at 13:51
Bu arada Finlandiya devlet başkanı ve eşi. via Reddit. via Facebook Pages