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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17 Turkish daily Cumhuriyet journalists, executives go on trial in Istanbul The trial of 17 daily Cumhuriyet journalists, including Ahmet Şık, Kadri Gürsel and Musa Kart will begin in the 27th Heavy Penal Court in Istanbul on July 24 and last for...

**** Turkey Sees Foes at Work in Gold Mines, Cafes and ‘Smurf Village’ New York Times – David Segal – Jul 22, 9:29 AM LONDON — Akin Ipek, one of Turkey’s richest men, was staying in the Park Tower Hotel in London when the pol...

Turkey’s Erdogan Refuses to Back Down in Feud With Germany NYT > Turkey by By PATRICK KINGSLEY and MELISSA EDDY “You do not have the power to scare us,” the president said in response to German criticisms. Turkey accuses Germany of h...

via It seems that Turkey forgot that it is a state and asked Germany to exchange 2 Turkish generals who asked asylum in Germany for the jailed German journalist… Hanging out in Middle East too much may have caused self-identificatory problems&#...

Another instance of AKP’s declining municipal services… I have curated a Twitter moment in case you would like to have a look at the state of affairs in Turkey’s mega-city…   #yağmur [rain] in #istanbul 18 July 2017 No...

Media and Film Studies examinations in UK schools (GCSEs and A Levels) have been subjected to an extensive process of government ‘reform’ over the past couple of years. This process is now almost complete. While most examinations have been saved,...