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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11 years on, friends of murdered Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink still seek justice Crowds flocked to the former address of Turkish-Armenian weekly newspaper Agos in Istanbul’s Şişli district on Jan. 19 to commemorate the late journalist...

Turkey starts ground incursion into Kurdish-controlled Afrin in Syria World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Kareem Shaheen in Istanbul   Move follows intense aerial bombardment of enclave, with Kurdish militias shelling Turkish border pr...

Fitch closes Istanbul office ahead of Turkey ratings decision Financial Times Fitch said on Friday it has decided to close its office in Istanbul in move that came before a ratings decision scheduled for later in the day. The ratings company sa...

  Can you “dig it” | Kanal Istanbul Ready to Go Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M Mavi Boncuk | Turkey announces route of contentious Canal Istanbul project Hurriyet Daily News       Turkey on Jan. 15 unveiled the “most...

Not only Erdoğan but also some “Kemalists” did not like the newly elected as she seems to be sympathetic to Occupy Gezi and Kurdish rights. Aktrolls were quick to find out her Twitter messages during Occupy Gezi. CHP elects a woman to t...

on Jan 16, 2018

Border security force to be stationed at borders with Turkey, Iraq: US-led coalition  Hurriyet Daily News The U.S.-led coalition is working with its Syrian militia allies to set up a new border force of 30,000 personnel, the coalition said on Jan.

Status Change Explanation: Turkey’s status declined from Partly Free to Not Free, its political rights rating declined from 4 to 5, and its civil liberties rating declines from 5 to 6 due to a deeply flawed constitutional referendum that centralize...