Cumhuriyet is part of the pile of read newspapers that long throned on the couch. So, suddenly, I put a question to myself since my « news » delivery man has changed. Has he been arrested ?
Zehra Doğan was forced back into jail last June. She has been incarcerated in Diyarbakır (Amed) since.
During the press conference held in Hamburg after the G20 meeting, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared the following concerning Selahattin Demirtaş – the Co-President of the HDP Party jailed since November 4: “This man is a terrorist.
Three leaders of the union for the private security sector, “Güvenlik-Sen”, tied to DISK (the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey) denounced three union members to the Republic’s Prosecutor for « insulting the President » when they expressed opposition against their leadership.
In a recent article in french, we published comments by Selahattin Demirtaş, praising the virtues of « popular humor » in order to be heard and understood without hatred or spite, despite all the seriousness of the repression.
In Turkey’s history, “Gezi” is the most important resistance movement triggered by environmental questions.
After Özgecan I’m gobsmacked. This young woman’s murder is just a symbol, a detonator, the drop that overfills the cup. And the cup is an ocean.
This article is not an exhaustive analysis of contemporary Turkey. Far from it. It is nothing but a series of photographs, exposed or over-exposed. Putting words in order on disturbing realities helps in feeling better. Giving them out to read, a relief.
People, oligarchy, nation: big words that filled the french presidential election campaign, and functioned like an infernal trio, both on the right and on the left.
“Turkey is a safe country”. This is what European heads of State keep stating in order to justify the agreement for “the retention and exchange” of migrants and refugees. A refutation must be made of this denial of reality.
The third hearing of the “Özgür Gündem” trial involving Necmiye Alpay, Aslı Erdoğan, Ragıp Zarakolu, Filiz Koçali, Eren Keskin, Zana Kaya, İnan Kızılkaya, Kemal Sancılıve Bilge Oykut Contepe was held on March 14 (2017), at Istanbul Court No. 23.
On the site of the newspaper Evrensel, Çağrı Sarı addresses a letter to Picasso. From Guernica to Nusaybin, the same shade of burnt tar.
At first, it was nothing but a rumor. But Orhan Pamuk, the Turkish Nobel Literature Prize winner has confirmed : a long interview he had given the daily Hürriyet for publication on February 13th was not published… because it contained criticism of the constitutional reform.
Aleppo’s agony caused any number of political controversies, against a background of « compassion”, combining pro and anti Bachar regime propaganda and real questions by legitimate humanists.
Dr. İbrahim Kaboğlu, a prominent jurist has been put on the list of the academics discharged by the infamous decree of February 7th. Dr. İbrahim Kaboğlu isn’t just anybody in Turkish constitutional law…His name is among the first to be quoted when the notion of « Constitution » comes up. He teaches constitutional law at Marmara University, […]
Kedistan invites you to grab a stool, just at the bend of the bar and to order an espresso. Sip while quietly savoring these few pages, a bit wrinkled, while yearning for the taste of real Turkish coffee…
Dans la nuit de la démocrature turque, des voix continuent inlassablement à déchirer les ténèbres. Elles trouvent aussi des relais en Europe.