Book Reading Rate Increased by 12 Percent In 11 Years

According to a research on Turkey’s Reading Culture, readers’ rate increased from 30 percent to 42 percent since 2008. According to the study, people under the age of 30 are reading more. According to Meral Danyıldız’s report from BirGün Daily, as part of the 38th International Istanbul Book Fair...

Authority over Istanbul’s Bosphorus taken over by the Presidential Palace

The authority that were previously managed by Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality regarding the Bosphorus, will be handed over to the new councils which include the President, officers and members. According to Nurcan Gökdemir’s report from BirGün Daily, the new regulation on the management of Istanbul’s...

Turkey’s Hidden Shame Wrapped in Newspapers

Again, the matter at hand is women that divides the society in two. It is not a classical woman-matter either. A wide range from menstrual cycle to violence against women. What did Orkid really want to tell us in its new commercial video? What did we remember? Let’s read it. As if we had no intense agenda...

Joker – Masterpiece or Danger? Based on the Biopsychosocial Model

As much as the individual’s own character and genetic predisposition, his/her family, the society he/she lives in and the media have so much impact on his/her decisions that as an individual, we have potential to be a criminal just like Joker. Oh, you’ll say it’s not that easy. So, why was that easy...

Water Wars of Turkey, Opposing the Heritage of a Sultan

There has been “water wars” in Turkey recently. But this war is not the kind that we see in science fiction movies which are due to the global warming. A company affiliated to Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality ‘Hamidiye Water’, while it had been used in many governmental institutions, banks and...

IPI analysis: Turkey judicial reform proposals fall far short of needed change

Proposed legislative changes presented yesterday in Turkey’s Parliament as part of a long-awaited Judicial Reform Strategy (JRS) are inadequate to protect journalists’ rights, the International Press Institute (IPI) said. The initial package, first shared by the Justice Ministry with political parties on September 23...

14 year old author’s book: “The World of Captives”

Fırat Özdemir, a 14-year-old high school student from Batman, wrote about humanity in captivity and said, “people are not free, but they can be comfortable. We are trying to comfort ourselves by thinking, by transcribing what we think.” 14-year-old Fırat Özdemir, the author of the book The World of Captives ...

Fathers who Give Bath to Their Children

For the last three weeks, I have written about the place of women and how our misperceptions govern us about women. Exactly at this point, a few famed (!) persons in Turkey gave some statements one after another about what I have been discussing for a while.  One said, ‘The urban woman does not care for the child, she...

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