8M18: International Women’s Day celebrated in Istanbul

Thousands of women in Istanbul have gathered for the 16th Feminist Night March despite rain and cold weather. Main slogans resonating on streets were “We will not keep silent, we are not afraid, we will not submit”, “Break the hand that beats women” and “Jin Jiyan Azadi”. The march...

dokuz8NEWS held its first Data Journalism training in Istanbul

dokuz8NEWS has started a project for Developing Capacity for Data Journalism in Turkey, and as part of this project the first of a total of three training sessions has been held in Istanbul. At the three-day training session 24 participants from Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Diyarbakır, Trabzon and Kocaeli have been...

Saleeh Muslim released in Czechia: Turkey’s crisis with the Interpol

Turkey had filed a red notice at Interpol for arrest of Saleeh Muslim, the former co-chair of Democratic Union Party PYD which resulted in the Kurdish leader’s temporary arrest in the capital of Czech, Prague. Muslim has been released after a 2 day custody, reminding the ‘Interpol Crisis’ when Turkey had filed a...

A day at the Turkish Courts: Day of Judicial Upheaval

February 16, 2018 has been a day of judicial upheaval in the Turkish courts. In several cases that have been heard at different courts today, the indictment of an imprisoned journalist was accepted and then, he was released from prison. Other journalists have received aggravated life sentences, the wrong suspect was...

Banned theatrical play ‘Just a Dictator’ live-reading took place in Turkey

Actor Barış Atay’s one-man play “Just a Dictator” had been banned prior to its staging in Artvin on January 9, and across Turkey on January 24. Despite the increasing pressure, Acting Union, actors, theatre-houses are reclaiming the play, and conducting live-reading in numerous locations. [mks_dropcap...

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