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...

IPI analysis: Turkey judicial reform proposals fall far short of needed change

Proposed legislative changes presented yesterday in Turkey’s Parliament as part of a long-awaited Judicial Reform Strategy (JRS) are inadequate to protect journalists’ rights, the International Press Institute (IPI) said. The initial package, first shared by the Justice Ministry with political parties on September 23...

14 year old author’s book: “The World of Captives”

Fırat Özdemir, a 14-year-old high school student from Batman, wrote about humanity in captivity and said, “people are not free, but they can be comfortable. We are trying to comfort ourselves by thinking, by transcribing what we think.” 14-year-old Fırat Özdemir, the author of the book The World of Captives ...

Fathers who Give Bath to Their Children

For the last three weeks, I have written about the place of women and how our misperceptions govern us about women. Exactly at this point, a few famed (!) persons in Turkey gave some statements one after another about what I have been discussing for a while.  One said, ‘The urban woman does not care for the child, she...

The Question After the Istanbul Earthquake: Earthquake Emergency Assembly Areas

Today, the earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 moment in the afternoon off the Silivri district of Istanbul in the Marmara Sea brought the risk of earthquakes to our agenda again. One of the most controversial issues about the possible major İstanbul earthquake that has been discussed for years, is the assembly areas…...

DISK-Ar: Unemployment Increased by 1 Million, Employment Dropped by 770.000

According to data from September 2019 Unemployment and Employment Report carried out by the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions Research Center (DİSK-AR); broadly described unemployment for the past June has increased to 6 million 988 thousand people compared to 5 million 952 thousand people last year June. DİSK...

Women’s Place in Society – 17 Women Bus Drivers in Izmir

17 female bus drivers in İzmir questioned the ‘Women’s Place in Society’ once again. And they showed us that a woman can do anything if she wants, believes, and is given the opportunity. I’m proud of them! In my articles in the past weeks, I have examined the issue of ‘the place of women in society’ from a...

Understanding Guide for Minister of Interior from the Main Opposition CHP

The main opposition Republican People’s Party CHP Mersin Deputy Alpay Antmen has said “In a sense, we prepared chronologically ‘an understanding guidance for Süleyman Soylu” by stating that Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu has been acting and arguing in the exact opposite way that he did in the past. “How Süleyman...

Date Set for New Breakaway Party from Governing AKP

Former AKP Minister of Economy, Ali Babacan who has appeared in media in recent months with news of a breakaway party from within governing Justice & Development Party AKP, announced the establishment date for new party. Babacan announced that former president Abdullah Gül will not be among the supporters of the...

Woman’s Place in Society – Continuing to a Perceptional Approach

“When we finish university, we have opportunity to get a good job and make a good career, but our ‘biological’ sex takes us a step back. Since many employers prefer men instead of women, especially if we work in heavy industry. They say that this woman will give birth, she will take several months maternal leave...

Do Tv Series Increase Femicide Rates?

The most important criterion of the series producers is being watched more. Stories, characters are always determined by this criterion. Those who produce the series are against violence against women. But costumers are not… The responsibility of the producers begins at this point.   The tv series sector is perhaps...

Women’s Place in Society – Introduction to a Perceptional Approach

‘The place of woman in the society’ is a hot topic that has been widely discussed and debated for decades.  In almost every society, because of the ability to give birth to childr and breastfeed the child, the duty of caring for the child is given to women. Therefore, when we say ‘woman’, some adjectives such as...

Column: Partnership in Local Governments Serves for Social Peace

“Today, it is clear that Adana and the whole country need policies that unite over common social values rather than polarizing and alienating policies based on ethnic and social differences. The language that will take the country forward is this kind of language. Everyone should pay attention to this.” In the...

Diyarbakır Bar President Cihan Aydın: Dismissing Mayors is an Administrative Coup

Diyarbakır Bar President Cihan Aydın reacted strongly against unseating of HDP Diyarbakır, Mardin, Van Metropolitan Co-Mayors. Aydın said Turkish democracy received a huge blow with what happened. Aydın drew attention to the fact that this was a governmental coup and added, “Unfortunately the unlawful situation we...

Protests Continue on Third Day after Dismissal of Elected HDP Co-Mayors

Two days after Diyarbakır, Van and Mardin metropolitan co-mayors elected under Peoples’ Democratic Party HDP have been dismissed to be replaced by governors that were appointed as trustees in their stead, protests continue to rock Turkey. Hundreds across the country have been detained as calls for protest grow...

Modern Slavery in Shopping Malls: Report from Main Opposition CHP

According to the main opposition Republican People’s Party CHP’s Shopping Mall Report, employees in shopping malls who are working for 12 hours, can also not benefit from religious and national holidays. More than half of the shopping mall workers constantly work overtime. 54.4 percent of shopping mall employees have...

Impressions on the Deeds of Appointed Trustee Mayor in Van

Recently I was in the city of Van to offer consultancy during strategic planning process at the metropolitan municipality. I will explain my first-hand experiences what kind of damage appointed trustee has caused in the city previously, because trustees are not only theft of political rights. Appointment of trustees...

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