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...

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...

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