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EFD Rights Watch: Journalist (@murataksoy) from pro-government daily fired over TV comments…

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2014 at 18:34

Journalist from pro-government daily fired over TV comments

Daily Yeni Şafak’s columnist and interviewer Murat Aksoy was sacked after daring to criticize the government’s handling of the graft scandal on TV

The new draft bill on internet will deepen the internet censorship,” advocate Koç told biane

 

Vimeo Banned in Turkey

 

Vimeo, one of world’s leading video-sharing networks, has been banned after an order made by Istanbul 10th Peace Crime Court on January 8.

Men Kill 214 Women in 2013

 

Male perpetrated violence left 214 women and 10 children dead. While men raped/attempted to rape 167 women, women suffered from their husbands most in terms of violence

 

Police put down demo in Istanbul marking anniversary of three Kurdish women’s killings

Around 500 people, including HDP co-chair Tuncel, gathered to commemorate the three women brutally killed in Paris last year

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Ayşe Özer: BU ÜLKE DEV BİR AYAKKABI KUTUSUDUR

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2014 at 22:52


BU ÜLKE DEV BİR AYAKKABI KUTUSUDUR

Özel televizyonların ilk yayınlarına başladığı günlerdeydi. O zamanın en çok izlenen özel televizyon kanalında hafızayı güçlendirmek amacıyla uygulanan bir yöntemin tanıtım programı sürekli dönüyordu. Tanıtımı yapan, aynı zamanda yöntemin mucidi olan adam, stüdyodaki konuklarına ve ekran başındaki seyircilere 1 dakika içinde 20 kelime öğretebileceğini iddia ediyordu. Kelimeleri ardı ardına söylerken seyircilerden gözlerini kapamalarını istiyor, her kelimeyle ilgili küçük ve kelimenin anlamıyla veya nesnenin kullanım alanıyla yakından uzaktan ilgisi olmayan hikayeler anlatıyordu. Kelimeleri hafızaya nakşetmenin yolu buydu adama göre. Yöntem işe yarıyordu belli ki, zira üzerinden yıllar geçmiş olmasına rağmen kelimelerden birini hala hatırlıyorum. “Şimdi ağzınızdan dev bir halı çıktığını hayal edin”.

Kelimeleri hatırlamak için seçilen yöntem ilginçti. Nesnelerin kullanım alanlarının dışındaki var oluşları üzerinden uydurulmuş cümleler işe yarıyordu. Örneğin bir ayakkabı kutusunun içine milyon dolarları doldurduğunuzu hayal edin deseydi hafıza uzmanı, seyirciler “hadi canım bu kadar da saçmalık olmaz” derlerdi belki de. “Bir market arabasına ayakkabı kutularını doldurduğunuzu ve karşıdan karşıya geçerken bir kamyonetin altında kaldığınızı hayal edin” deseydi seyirciler kalkıp giderler miydi acaba? Kavramlarımız bir bir yok olurken, TDK’ye sorsak ayakkabı kutusuna yeni bir tanım bulurdu belki de.

Hafıza-i beşer nisyan ile maluldür. Şimdi ağzınızdan dev bir ayakkabı kutusu çıktığını hayal edin. Ki unutmayasınız. Ki 6 yaşında devlet babadan yetim, tüyü bitmemiş Yücel ayakkabı kutusu toplarken ölmüştür hatırlayasınız. Hafıza-i beşer isyan ile mağrur olsun diye.

Turkey’s judges board (HSYK) says gov’t plans for more judicial control ‘unconstitutional’…

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2014 at 14:37

Turkey’s judges board says gov’t plans for more judicial control ‘unconstitutional’

Turkey’s judges and prosecutors board body on Jan. 10 slapped down the government’s plans to curb its powers, calling the proposed reforms unconstitutional

 

Turkey moves to tighten grip on judicial body amid corruption scandal

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan faces his biggest crisis since coming to power following corruption scandal and protests

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Turkey’s strong economic growth over the past decade, bringing relative prosperity to previously neglected parts of the country, has underpinned the popularity of the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, and his mildly Islamist Justice and Development party (AKP).

As a corruption scandal has imperiled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hold on power, the spotlight is shifting to the race as the first step by opponents to challenge him at the ballot box

Turkey’s judges board says gov’t plans for more judicial control ‘unconstitutional’

Turkey’s judges and prosecutors board body on Jan. 10 slapped down the government’s plans to curb its powers, calling the proposed reforms unconstitutional

Ruling AKP worried about new graft probes before local polls

Turkey’s ruling party is concerned that new corruption probes could break after it officially named the candidates for the local elections

Ruling AKP deputy likens Turkish prosecutor Öz’s fate to lawyer found dead at home

 

AKP deputy Aşlık has said the fate of prosecutor Öz will be like that of another lawyer who was found dead in his home

 

Borsa Istanbul shuts down due to technical problem

 

An unexplained technological problem shut down trading at Turkey’s stock exchange Borsa Istanbul as of 10.51 a.m. during the morning sessi

Graft probe prosecutor denouncing ‘threats’ is ‘making a show’: Justice minister

 

The justice minister has blasted prosecutor Öz for accusing PM Erdoğan of threatening him

Sultanateminister of Public Enlightenment and Propaganda in action again

 

Just like during the Gezi protests, it has fallen to Finance Minister Mehmet “Nominal” Şimşek, who is moonlighting as Minister of Enlightenment and Propaganda, to clean up the economic debris

 

Erdogan administre une nouvelle purge à la police

Tribune de Genève (Suisse) mercredi 8 janvier 2014, p. 7 Bernard Bridel avec agences Le premier ministre hausse encore le ton contre les forces de l’ordre et la justice qu’il accuse de jouer contre lui Cette fois, la guerre est totale entre le gouvernement islamo-conservateur et certains secteurs de la police et de la justice

MİT’s fear: what if ‘it’ is revealed

For me, the report is totally a “state scandal…” If it were in a normal democracy, it would have created the Watergate effect.

Where will Erdoğan’s pogrom lead?

There is a pogrom of sorts going on in Turkey currently. It reminds one of “The Night of the Long Knives.”

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Turkish government starts its crusade against Internet Freedom. @Vimeo blocked today.

In Uncategorized on January 9, 2014 at 23:39

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EFD Rights Watch: “Turkish authorities launch probe against ill-treated jailed minors for ‘inciting riot…

In Uncategorized on January 9, 2014 at 13:59

Turkish authorities launch probe against ill-treated jailed minors for ‘inciting riot’: Report

 

Twelve child inmates among those who have allegedly been tortured face between three and six years of jail as lawyers denounce a ‘cover-up’ tactic

 

İzmir Public Prosecutor launches probe into police for failure to detain suspects in harbor raid

 

Prosecutors said that 10 people have yet to be captured since the raid early Jan. 7

“Ministers Will Be Able to Give Internet Censure Orders Directly”

 

The new draft bill on internet will deepen the internet censure,” advocate Koç told bianet.

Two suspects in Hrant Dink murder case detained in Trabzon

 

Both suspects – Zeynel Abidin Yavuz and Osman Hayal – were captured in Trabzon after an arrest warrant was issued by the court earlier Jan. 7

 

Second Nolle Prosequi to Alabora’s Gezi Tweet

Prosecutors once more dismissed probe in the case of Memet Ali Alabora, an actor and prominent Gezi Park activist who was sued for encouraging a crime

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EFD Rights Watch: Turkish military prosecutors confirm the “perferct massacre” in Uludere/Roboski

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2014 at 13:18

Turkish military prosecutors dismiss investigation into Uludere massacre

 

The General Staff’s Military Prosecutor’s Office has dismissed the investigation into the Uludere/Roboski massacre, in which 34 civilians were killed in an air strike

HRW slams Uludere massacre impunity as ‘proof that state can get away with killing civilians’

Human Rights Watch slammed the Uludere massacre ‘impunity’ with a statement of its Turkey researcher

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Göktepe’s mother lamented the lack of justice 18 years after her son died under police custody
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EFD Rights Watch: Remaining three jailed Kurdish lawmakers also freed…Turkish journalist Bünyamin Aygün freed…

In Uncategorized on January 5, 2014 at 22:47

Remaining three jailed Kurdish lawmakers also freed

 

Two other jailed Kurdish lawmakers were freed on Jan. 2 upon a top court ruling

 

Gezi victim turns 15 in coma as parents prepare to apply to ECHR

 

Elvan marked 204 days in a coma on his birthday after three surgeries and two heart failures

Colleagues gather to urge release of Turkish journalist kidnapped in Syria

 

Journalists gathered to call on authorities to intensify efforts for Bünyamin Aygün’s release

Turkish journalist Bünyamin Aygün abducted in Syria freed safe and sound

Bünyamin Aygün was brought to Turkey by a special unit team Jan. 5

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Berkin Elvan, who is in coma due to police brutality, is 15 today. #Berkin15Yaşında

In Uncategorized on January 5, 2014 at 15:56

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Threatened with the graft probe, Turkish government desperately moves to re-ally with military… “mulls proposals for military re-trial

In Uncategorized on January 5, 2014 at 15:06
Turkey is considering legal changes that could lead to the re-trial of hundreds of people convicted of anti-government plotting
Just in 5 months, a PM advisor changes his views on the coup trial and begins to accuse Gülen movement….
PM Erdoğan denounces ‘plot’ against Turkey at luncheon with journalists and NGO representatives

The graft probe was ‘attempted assassination of the national will’ PM Erdoğan said at a luncheon with intellectuals, writers and journalists Jan. 4

Erdogan government considers review of coup plot convictions
Financial Times
He said the government had agreed to review two cases known asErgenekon and Sledgehammer, in which more than 300 defendants were jailed, many from the armed forces. “I can definitely say that I saw a strong political will to reopen those cases,” Mr 
Turkey may legislate release of jailed army officers and journalists
Turkey rules out amnesty for jailed military officers
Corruption, conflict, conspiracy – Turkey’s perfect storm

 

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan hosted a group of journalists in his Istanbul office today. He reportedly told that the Gulen movement sent him a letter to offer truce afterAKPgate.
According to Hurriyet columnist Akif Beki, Erdogan told that he received “offers to negotiate,” but rejected them and vowed that he was “determined to eradicate the organization of the parellel state.”
President Abdullah Gül said that confronting corruption claims ‘should be te first priority,’ adding that new set of rules were needed, including a new law on the Court of Accounts
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PM Erdoğan holds summit with “inner circle” while “Turkey’s Democratic Institutions Besieged

In Uncategorized on January 4, 2014 at 13:08

Turkey’s Democratic Institutions Besieged

brookings.edu – Peter W. Singer – 1/3/14 – In Foreign Policy magazine, John Hannah, a former national security advisor to Dick Cheney, suggests that “the end” of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish prime minister, may “suddenly be within the realm of

Lawmakers’ Twitter frenzy angers Deputy PM Arınç

 

Bülent Arınç failed to shy away from voicing his discontent over the social media activism of some fellow ruling Justice and Development Party members

Turkish PM Erdoğan holds unannounced summit with inner circle

 

Amid a grand graft probe involving the government that kicked off on Dec. 17, PM Erdoğan gathered with his inner circle for an unannounced meeting in Istanbul

 

Ex-economy minister traveled to Mecca with private jet of key suspect in graft probe: Report

 

The businessman Reza Zarrab who lended his plane to Çağlayan’s family is charged with forming a ring that bribed officials to help disguise illegal gold sales to Iran via Halkbank

Erdoğan isolates himself in power

 

On the road to have more control over ruling the country, Turkish Prime Minister Tayip Erdoğan seemingly isolates himself in power; in his own government’s power

Union of Turkish Bar Associations plays key role in retrial debate

 

Turkey’s judiciary must revisit convictions given in the Ergenekon and ‘Balyoz’ coup-plot cases and terminate special courts, bar unions maintains

 

CHP leader interrogates double standards in law, targeting Turkish PM’s son

 

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized PM Erdoğan asking why his son did not testify as a part of an ongoing graft probe after being summoned

 

On Turkish State TV, You Can Laugh, But Not Drink

 

While censorship and self-censorship remain as serious problems for the Turkish media, the public broadcaster hits the headlines with another “booze-related” incident.

 

On TRT’s New Year show, Turkish folk singer Zara was supposed to sing these lyrics:

 

Ex-economy minister traveled to Mecca with plane of key suspect in graft probe: Report

 

The businessman Reza Zarrab who lended his plane to Çağlayan’s family is charged with forming a ring that bribed officials to help disguise illegal gold sales to Iran via Halkbank

 

Ex-opposition leader Baykal calls on President Gül to intervene in graft scandal

 

CHP’s former head Deniz Baykal is holding surprise meetings in Ankara and confirmed that he will meet President Abdullah Gül on Jan. 4

 

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