Category Archives: kurdish

Turkey Arrests 3 “Academics for Peace” Signatories

Over 1100 academics from 89 universities in Turkey had gathered in a meeting hall in Taksim, Istanbul on the 11th of January, to compile a declaration calling for peace. The original text demanded Turkish government to end the “siege” in … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Digital Crackdown on Media, Censors Hundreds of News Sites

Turkey recently started a new digital crackdown on critical and independent media. However, Turkish government has been involved in ‘online security’ policies as far back as 2007 with the law numbered 5651, Law Regulating Digital Publications which has very quickly … Continue reading

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6 Cities under Curfew, More Than Dozen Killed in Turkey

The Kobane in Syria’s Kurdish region has been resisting against ISIS for days and in the last days situation has been worsening due to ISIS advances. Civilians have been fleeing and taking refuge in Turkey, hundreds of thousands have been … Continue reading

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Kimlik Siyaseti ve Bireyselci Mikrodemokrasi İttifakı

(orjinali AGOS’ta) Korsan Parti’den Gürkan Özturan, Avrupa siyasetinde öne çıkan bireyselleşme ve mikro demokrasi eğilimini Agos’a yazdı.   Milliyetçiliğin siyasi ideolojinin temeline yerleşmesiyle oluşturulmaya başlanan kimlik siyaseti, geçen iki yüzyılda gittikçe etkisini artırdı. Bugün yalnızca Türkiye’de değil, herhangi bir yetkilinin … Continue reading

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University Student/Activist from Turkey Found Dead in France

Barış Ataman, a student of Siirt University in Turkey, had received a 10-month prison sentence in Turkey for protesting against the gang rape of primary-school pupils. Afterwards, he had received a second prison sentence of 1 year, 5 months, and … Continue reading

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Police Attacks Permitted Protests against Corruption

Turkey has experienced another day of police violence east and west today. In the east people have been protesting the wall of shame, built as a separation against Rojava area of Syria as a way of preventing unauthorized border passing. … Continue reading

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Facebook Participates in Digitocide against Turkish Opposition

As Transportation Minister Binali Yildirim had announced some weeks ago that Twitter did not respond positively to a “cooperation” agreement to determine and spot those who get involved in criminal activities through expressing their views online. This statement’s rhetoric would … Continue reading

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Extreme Nationalism in Turkey, embraced by all parties

(To read the original in Italian) The extreme right politics in Turkey is a strange entity. Unlike many other European countries, there is still not a radical right party that has the ability to pass the legal election threshold and … Continue reading

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Çelişkili Kavramlar: Ulus, Millet, Halk, Toplum, Etnik

Yurttaşların kendilerini en iyi ifade edebildikleri dilde savunma hakkını tanıyan yasa değişikliğinin yapıldığı meclis oturumunda Birgül Ayman Güler’in “Türk ulusuyla Kürt milliyetini eşit, eş değerde gördüremezsiniz.” çıkışının ardından yurttaşların tümüne verilecek adlar ve etnik kökenler sorunu polemiğe dönüşmüştü. Bu yüzden … Continue reading

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Secrecy escalates the level of social problems, does not solve them

The Prime Minister of Turkey had told that there is no possibility they state would ever negotiate or even have contact with a terrorist organization such as PKK before the elections. Just a few months after the elections, there came … Continue reading

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