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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The Art of Europe’s Forgotten Avant-Garde Artists Now Digitized and Put Online Open Culture by Colin Marshall Economically depleted but filled with the desire to pose questions about the future in radically new ways, postwar Europe would prove fe...

Turkey’s Currency Plunges, Potentially Threatening Erdogan’s Re-Election Bid NYT > Turkey by By CARLOTTA GALL The president called early elections hoping to get out ahead of economic troubles, but the lira’s dive caught up with him before...

Bozdağ: They Cannot Change Election Results by Playing With Dollar Bianet :: English Government Spokesperson Bekir Bozdağ has said, “If there are people who think that they can change the results of this election by playing with the dollar and i...

After Meltdown and Spectre, Another Scary Chip Flaw Emerges  Wired Top Stories by Lily Hay Newman A new processor vulnerability known as Speculative Store Bypass could expose user data on a huge swath of devices. Mark Zuckerberg agrees to EU meet...

A collapse of AKP’s 20 years of municipality policies… Not better on the justice front… Philippe Sands: behind bars with Turkey’s imprisoned writers The Financial Times – Philippe Sands – May 16, 8:36 AM Istanbul has long...

RICK STEVES’ EUROPE  S5 • E12 Istanbul In Istanbul, we’ll lose our way in the Grand Bazaar and munch our way through the famously fragrant Spice Market. We’ll follow the fall of the ancient capital of Byzantium and the rise of I...

Man and dog hug on Taksim pavement, touch hearts Hurriyet Daily News A homeless man and a stray dog hugging on the pavement at Istanbul’s Taksim Square touched the hearts of passersby on May 20. The Syrian refugee comedians of Istanbul breaking s...