Erkan's Field Diary

Blog URL:http://erkansaka.net/
Blog Tags:turkey, european union, cyberculture, politics, news
Country:Turkey
Location:Istanbul

“Erkan’s Field Diary” evolved from a dissertation project on Turkish journalism and the European Union (EU). In addition to the original topic, the blog monitors socio-cultural happenings and cybercultural emergences in Turkey. E



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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 AcademicsR...

Inside Uber’s Aggressive, Unrestrained Workplace Culture 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 Dece...

Situation in Turkey worsening on every visit: European Parliament rapporteur Piri 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...

Turkey Allows Women in Military to Wear Hijabs, in Cultural Shift  NYT > Turkey by By PATRICK KINGSLEY 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 reli...

Istanbul ranked 15th most congested city in world , 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. ...

The Slavery Next Door: In Conversation with Amy Romer The British photographer documenting sites of abuse, coercion and modern day slavery in towns and cities throughout Britain ************** Munich Security Conference: Start of a post-Western era...

Deniz Yücel: Turkey correspondent for ‘Die Welt’ in police custody WELT The Turkey correspondent for “Die Welt”, Deniz Yücel, is currently in police custody. Yücel, who was wanted in connection with reports on a hacker attack on th...