4 out of 10 people do not take measures against COVID-19 in Turkey: Poll

According to the survey on Coronavirus which was conducted by “Gezici Polling Agency” on 1068 people, 4 out of every 10 people in Turkey do not take any measures against the virus. While the rate of those who think that the solution will be found in a short time is 52.3%, the rate of those who faced with mental...

Joint declaration from Unions and Medical Association about Covid-19

KESK, DİSK, TTB and TMMOB said that they were not invited to ”Struggling with Coronavirus Summit” and they have been conducting active mission for beginning of process but they were not taken serious. In the declaration of unions, it was stated that social destruction which Covid-19 may cause is getting...

Turkey’s applause to health workers during coronavirus outbreak

Turkey’s citizens around the country applauded from their windows and balconies for the heroic struggle of health workers who are on the front line against coronavirus. Health workers who worked hard in the fight against the coronavirus were applauded by the citizens across the country. Images flowing into our...

Mufti employee, who sent false coronavirus messages to 10,000 people, was arrested

A.T., an officer at the Çukurova District Muftiate, has been found to have sent unfounded coronavirus messages to approximately 10,000 people in Adana and was arrested after being detained. In Adana, the officer who was found to have sent text messages saying “The results of your test have been positive” to the mobile...

100 billion lira prevention package against coronavirus announced

AKP Chair & President Erdoğan announced after the Coronavirus Summit held in Ankara at the Presidential Palace that a budget of 100 billion lira was allocated by the state to fight the virus in the coming days. AKP Chair & President Erdogan made long-awaited, critical statements following the Coronavirus...

Intelligence Officer in Trial for Hrant Dink’s Murder Case, Murdered

Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink, who was murdered by Ogün Samast on January 19, 2007, was an intellectual, journalist and the editor-in-chief of Agos daily, a major newspaper outlet in Turkey servicing news in Armenian and about the Armenian community. Trial of the murder has not yet been fully concluded in the...

What have these women ever done to you?

There was ‘violence’ against women in Istanbul’s Taksim Square on March 8, the International Women’s Day. Women who wanted to demonstrate Feminist Night  March, were beaten and taken into custody. 34 women, not less! We did not expect a bouquet or a message of congratulations. It would be good if we had not been...

Relationship Between Earthquake & Social Gender Inequality

“In this article, I will start from a politician’s discourse claiming that the protection of this country depends on the belief/faith, and then I will mention about the emergence of gender inequality, even in the earthquake case. I am hearing what you say: ‘Gender inequality in the earthquake, do not exaggerate...

Child Abuse is Untenable

News about “Amnesties for child abuse perpetrators/rapists” has been drawing my attention recently. From Diyarbakır to Balıkesir, from Ankara to Mardin, there is a common voice against this draft bill across Turkey. As a psychologist who dealt with cases of child abuse at the time, I would like to write a few lines...

Greta Vs Trump OR Truth Vs Post-Truth

Greta versus Trump, in Davos. They were not face to face, but it was as if they were speaking to each other. So, while they are both speaking to us from the same platform, is it possible to hear the two in dialogue? Greta as the voice of rationalism, and see Trump as the embodiment of a post-truth era? T: We must...

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...

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...

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