Istanbul Mayor Imamoğlu declares Canal Istanbul “Murder, Disaster, Treason”

Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Ekrem Imamoğlu, explained why the canal project should be cancelled with a press conference where he addressed the construction of “Crazy Project” in 15 clauses explaining why he is against it as an Istanbulite. During the press conference that was organised by Imamoğlu, the...

Qataris Bought 795.000 Square Meters of Land During the AKP Administration

It was found out that real estate ownership of Qataris were not limited to Qatari Emirate’s mother Şeyha Moza’s land property routed at Canal Istanbul. Qataris bought 795.000 square meter of real property during AKP administration. According to the report of Hüseyin Şimşek from Birgün Daily, apart from the 44 acres of...

Istanbul Referendum: Mayor Imamoğlu calls for a plebiscite for Canal Istanbul

İstanbul Metropolitan Municipality has presented a negative report to the Ministry of Environment & Urbanization on the “Canal İstanbul” project, which was presented as a “crazy project” by the AK Party Chair and the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. According to the report; with Canal Istanbul, Sazlıdere...

HDP’s imprisoned former co-chair Demirtaş gave an interview

HDP’s imprisoned former chair Selahattin Demirtaş gave an interview to Artı Gerçek’s Mehveş Evin in Edirne Prison; here are outstanding statements from his interview: “HDP’s call for an early election is legitimate and correct. From now on it is important to grow the democratic struggle that...

Suspicious Death of 11 Year Old Rabia Naz

11 year old Rabia Naz was found wounded in front of her house on April 13, 2018 and died in the hospital she was taken for medical care. Her father Şaban Vatan claimed that she died due to a car crash which was made to look like a suicide case. It was also claimed that the crash was related to the nephew of the former...

On Turkey’s Recent Mass-Suicide News

For the last two weeks in Turkey, three families have committed suicide with cyanide and ended their lives. It was shown that the common cause of these three family dramas is ‘lack of money’. Is it true that every debtor, every poor or desperate person commits suicide? Or vice versa, no matter how deep we sink, does...

dokuz8NEWS celebrates 5 years with a special event in Istanbul

dokuz8NEWS that brings together citizen journalism’s dynamism and professional journalism’s experience in a multi-format perspective has celebrated its fifth anniversary with a reception at the Dutch Palace in Istanbul, hosted by Consulate General of the Netherlands in Istanbul. The event started with a...

What Does Directorate of Religious Affairs Want From Women?

Again we are faced with videos themed with ‘Woman’ concept that emphasize social inequality and that make things worse while trying to create awareness. Moreover, there is a signature of a government agency under these videos. Let’s take a look at these videos of ‘the Prophet Muhammad and the Family’ themed by the...

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...

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