According to the article by Fundanur Öztürk published on BBC Türkçe on December 7 2017, 1100 graduates in medicine who were supposed to begin their 2 year compulsory service have not yet started working, because investigations opened against them under the emergency law have not been finalized yet.
In this thorougly inegalitarian Turkish society, children are affected of course, as they always were. Notwithstanding the nationalistic and bigoted stance of the AKP’s leadership, Turkey has now moved on to shameless and uncontrolled liberalism.
Journalist and artist Zehra Doğan, incarcerated in the Type E prison in Diyarbakır (Amed), addressed a succinct message to Jin News on the role of Art in the fight against domination.
I’m too old to wear American running shoes, so I don’t have the right shoebox in my closet in Turkey. Why am I bringing up the topic of shoeboxes?
I was taught to always begin a short story with a pretty word, a note, a lovely sentence out of context. A real counterfeiter’s job. That way the male reader would be carried away, the female reader conquered.
(Martine on her way to Sotchi) Erdoğan in Antalya, Erdoğan at the Congress, Erdoğan in Syria, Erdoğan in Sotchi, he’s a bit like your Martine character. Except in his case, it’s in order to prepare yet another huge onslaught against peace.
Even if it was to be expected, we experienced a mix of sadness and anger when we learned Zehra Doğan’s clandestine prison works were confiscated. Since then, her artistic struggle continues.
Following the attribution to her of the Freethinker Prize last November 5th in Zurich, Switzerland, through Amnesty International Geneva, is organizing an exhibition of some twenty prints of Zehra Doğan’s works, on November 24th.
We had already collected a number of testimonies concerning arbitrary controls on entry into Turkey by persons living abroad but originally from Turkey, whether binationals or not.
A text by a journalist and surprising traveller, a lover of the Middle East, attentive to the political solutions underway despite recurring wars, and bloody upheavals of decrepit nation-states drawn with rulers and treaties, or violently erected against the mosaics of peoples, their history, religions, cultures and common pasts.
Coops in the Kurdish Movement, an Emancipation Tool for Women. Two Testimonies. Following the adoption of the democratic confederalism paradigm by the PKK in 2005 as a continuity in the political evolution begun in the nineties, the legal Kurdish movement in Northern Kurdistan (Turkey) began a process of autonomization from the Turkish State.
Frei Denken, the Swiss Association of Free Thinkers, awarded its “Freethinker Prize” for 2017 to journalist and artist Zehra Doğan, jailed in Turkey, and to Masih Alinejad
In March 2012, Zehra Doğan became one of the co-founders of JINHA, the all-female press agency banned and shut down since by Turkish State decree in October 2016.
(For English readers : in French, the word cafard describes the bug known as ‘cockroach’. It also designates a police informer.) Today, I offered my neighbor flowers. You find that odd? Well, I have to tell you I was only taking out an insurance. Ah ! I haven’t told you about the cockroaches in the […]