Op-Ed: The Longest Day for Turkey, Elections 2018

The election complementing last year’s referendum in Turkey has taken place today. Millions of citizens have been voting since the early hours of the day. #dokuz8/Duygu Karataş Today, citizens of Turkey are going to ballot boxes to vote for the presidency and the members of parliament. After the controversial...

Election Justice Platform has been founded to ensure election safety in Turkey

Democratic civil society initiatives, labour & professional chambers have announced foundation of Election Justice Platform with a press conference in Turkey’s capital, Ankara. The platform has been established to reflect the will of the people on the results on June 24 early elections in Turkey, without any...

dokuz8NEWS’ second Data Journalism Training has been held in Istanbul

As part of the “Developing Capacity for Data Journalism in Turkey” project which had been initiated by dokuz8NEWS, the second training session has been held in Istanbul with participation of 18 people from İstanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Diyarbakır, Gaziantep, Hatay, Konya, Adana and Antalya between 10-12 May. he...

Actor Barış Atay detained with dawn raid; released close to midnight

Actor Barış Atay has been detained in his apartment this morning upon columnist Ahmet Hakan’s piece calling on authorities to “put him in his place” following Atay’s tweet calling for justice for the miners. Atay was officially accused of “inciting people to hatred & violence”...

Interview with Journalist Adam Klasfeld who followed Reza Zarrab Case

Journalist Adam Klasfeld had followed Reza Zarrab case in New York, for Courthouse News. dokuz8NEWS has interviewed Klasfeld and asked him about the experience of Halkbank trial, his interaction with his Turkish followers, use of social media for journalism and significance of his reporting for the Turkish news...

Open Letter from the Imprisoned Bosphorus University Students

9 students of prestigious Bosphorus University had been arrested on charges of “propagating terrorism” after being involved in a tension on campus with students who were celebrating Turkey’s military operation in Northern Syria’s Afrin. The students in Silivri Prison have written a letter...

Is Turkey heading for snap elections in August 2018?

Amidst increasing political tension in Turkey,  governing AK Party’s ally Nationalist Movement Party MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli announced that Turkey can not possibly wait for the scheduled time of November 2019 for elections and called for snap elections for August 2018. Leader of the Nationalist Movement Party MHP...

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