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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Erdoğan to banks: Ease loans or you’ll face us   Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on the financial sector on Jan. 17 to open the taps of credit or face a reckoning. Turkish Lira will recover if Central Bank acts immediately: Top e...

Today Hürriyet published a news story entitled as “our national search engine is coming! Gelioo [a slightly teenager misspell of ‘it is coming’] Two Turkish engineers/ enterpreneurs, Hakan Atabaş and Fatih Arslan stated that t...

Gulen did not order Turkey coup, EU spies say  EUobserver.com – Headline News   EU intelligence services do not believe exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen ordered the coup in Turkey, saying opposition to the ruling AKP was much broader. Cyprus r...

Yarkadaş: Summary of Proceedings Prepared for 17,000 Social Media Users Bianet :: English   CHP’s Yarkadaş has said that a “Social Media Monitoring Unit” has been formed and within this framework, summary of proceedings prepared for 17,000...

Facebook to roll out fake news tools in Germany BBC News | Europe | World Edition   Facebook is rolling out new tools in Germany to help combat the spread of fabricated news stories. Defeat of Davos BBC News | Europe | World Ed...

World Report 2017: Turkey Human Rights Watch – Jan 12, 6:35 AM On July 15, 2016, elements of the military attempted to carry out a coup d’état against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government. Th...

HDP MP Garo Paylan temporarily suspended from parliament over ‘genocide’ comment   A Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker was temporarily suspended from the Turkish parliament on Jan. 13 for using the word “genocide” in reference to t...