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.
We could use the metaphore of « musical chairs » concerning the arrests and liberations of these last three days if they didn’t constitute literal politico-judiciary harassment under police rule.
Shortly after Aslı Erdoğan’s release on probation in January 2017, journalist Ayşe Arman conducted a very long interview with her. After the interview was published in a Turkish newspaper with partial censorship, the journalist re-published in full on her blog.
La création du “Forum européen pour la paix contre la guerre et la dictature” a été annoncé par la publication d’un texte d’appel. La mise en place du forum, a été préparée lors des réunions qui sont déroulées les 17 et 18 décembre 2016 à la Fondation Rosa Luxembourg à Berlin.
Reina is one of the most famous nightclubs in Istanbul. It was attacked on this, the beginning of the 2017 New Year.
21With the birth of Şûjin, no censorship, ban or decree can really stop women in their struggle to own their freedom.
Zehra Doğan, presently incarcerated in the Type E penitentiary of Mardin, wrote a letter to JINHA, the news agency of which she is an editor. She describes prisons as places of resistance.