Appointed Trustees Replace Elected HDP Co-Mayors, Again

Following March 31 Municipal Elections in Turkey, HDP had won with over 50% in dozens of cities where elected mayors had been previously replaced by appointed trustees. Following the elections, several elected mayors had been denied their mandate to become the mayor officially due to having been dismissed from public...

Turkish Opposition CHP’s “One Man Regime” Report

Republican People’s Party CHP prepared a report on the 5th year of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s first time Presidential election victory on August 10, 2014. According to the report, in the last 5 years it caused a decrease in Turkey’s domestic income, while there has been recorded an increase in inflation to double-digit...

İlhan Karakurt: “We won together, shall rule together”

All Municipal and Local Government Service Workers Union (Tüm-Bel-Sen) Antalya Branch Chairperson İlhan Karakurt, when the Justice & Development Party, AKP deputy Menderes Türel has taken up the position after the 2014 elections in Antalya Metropolitan Municipality, he was deported twice from Antalya to Gündoğmuş...

“Two Weeks of Deportations” Report Explains the Hardships Immigrants Face

“We Want to Live Together” Initiative published their “Two Weeks of Deportations” report on the unregistered immigrants’ deportations. “We Want to Live Together” Initiative spokesperson Eyüp Özer stated that registered immigrants are also being deported, as well. According to the report, the most common practice is to...

“Water & Consciousness Watch for Kaz Mountains will not Stop”

It has been 12 days since the “Water & Consciousness Watch” has been initiated against the gold mine activities carried out in the Balaban location of Kirazlı village in the Turkish province of Çanakkale. Çanakkale Deputy Mayor Mehmet İrfan Mutluay, and Chairman of Çanakkale City Council Environment Assembly Pınar...

Gastronomy Festival at Gaziantep

Mayor of Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality, Fatma Şahin, gathered with sector representatives before the 2nd International Gaziantep Gastronomy Festival (GastroAntep) which will be held September 12-15, 2019. At the meeting, opinions, requests and suggestions of sector representatives were received and a general...

Columnist Sinan Biçici: “National & Authentic Netflix?”

We have long been waiting; finally it happened. A new regulation that allows Radiot & TV Higher Institution RTÜK to have authority over platforms that broadcast online, has been published on the Official Gazette and is now in effect. The regulation -despite being presented as a licensing mechanism- in reality...

CHP deputy Yüceer’s law proposal for the disabled people

Main opposition Republican People’s Party CHP Tekirdağ deputy Candan Yüceer submitted a law proposal to the Grand National Assembly of Turkey which predicts amendment in the “Labor Law” to increase the participation of disabled people in employment. CHP Tekirdağ deputy Canan Yüceer stated that the draft bill...

dokuz8NEWS Black Sea Regional Training Completed in Samsun

‘Social Gender and Rights Oriented Alternative Media & Citizen Journalism training’ welcomed local journalists, citizen journalists, women organization representatives, associations for the disabled, municipal employees from Samsun, Ordu, Giresun, Safranbolu, Kastamonu and lasted for three days. dokuz8NEWS Black...

Evaluation of “Secondary Education Draft Plan” by Philosophers Association

The Philosophers Association announced their criticism and suggestions with a report regarding the Secondary Education Design Program announced by the Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk in May 2019. Secondary Education Design Program, which was announced by Minister of National Education Ziya Selçuk at the...

Are Japan’s women’s universities to set an example for Turkey?

President of Turkey and chairperson of ruling Justice & Development Party AKP, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan went to Japan’s Osaka on June 28-29 for G-20 Summit and also visited Mukogawa Women’s University where he announced his liking of the system. Erdoğan, upon his arrival in Turkey also brought up his visit...

IPI: How to prepare Turkey’s journalists for a freer era?

International Press Institute has announced its latest report on the conditions of media & journalism in Turkey. The report is titled “It won’t always be like this: How to prepare Turkey’s jouırnalists for a freer era?” and has been prepared by IPI Turkey National Committee’s Emre...

What did International Commentators Say about June 23 #IstanbulElections?

Following March 31 municipal elections in Turkey, governing Justice & Development Party AKP had contested the results and forced a repeat of elections for Istanbul’s highest seat, for the metropolitan mayor. Opposition alliance’s candidate Ekrem Imamoğlu, having won with only 13.500 margin on March 31...

dokuz8NEWS’ Flagship Twitter Account @dokuz8haber Suspended & Later Reinstated

Citizen journalism focused independent non-profit news organization dokuz8NEWS operating in Istanbul/Turkey has been suspended on popular social media platform Twitter. The news organization has been showing efforts to combine dynamism of citizen journalism and the experience of professional journalism since its...

Imamoğlu’s most recent 100.000 followers: mostly AKP supporters

Turkey’s first TV debate between two political rivals for the first time in 17 years, has become a milestone for democratization process of the country. During and after the debate, Republican People’s Party CHP’s Istanbul candidate Ekrem Imamoğlu has received over a hundred thousand new followers on...

Turkey Elections Map of March 31 Based on Provinces and Districts

1,5 months after the municipal elections held in Turkey, extraordinary objections are still not fully answered by Supreme Election Council, while repeat of elections have been declared for a number of towns and cities including Europe’s largest city, Istanbul. Due to the governing Justice & Development Party...

CHP’s Manifesto regarding repeat of Istanbul elections

Main opposition Republican People’s Party CHP Party Council has gathered in extraordinary session today in the morning following Supreme Election Council’s decision to cancel results of municipal elections held on March 31, and declaring repeat of elections on June 23. CHP has issued a declaration...

Turkey goes to polls to elect local mayors: #Elections2019

57 million voters in Turkey are heading to the polls today to cast their vote and elect mayors and municipal councillors as well as community chiefs in 30 metropols, a total of 81 provinces consisting of 922 cities and 386 towns. 8.270 nominees are running for 1389 mayor seats. Polling station boards took an oath:...

Supreme Electoral Board announced reasons for moving ballot boxes

Supreme Electoral Board SEB has announced the reasons for moving of ballot boxes in multiple cities. Among the cited reasons are opening of a banner in 1986, or villagers chasing after a horse. In Şanlıurfa’s Suruç where last elections took place in shadow of bloodshed, “security” has been the main...

Turkish Postal Service, made subservient to promoting AKP propaganda

Turkish Postal Service PTT is engaged in distribution of an unauthorised publication filled with insults & false accusations targeting opposition nominees under the title of “Ege Yerel Gündem Gazetesi” [Aegean Local Agenda Newspaper] which is not a registered media organization. A dokuz8NEWS reader in...

Climate Changes, Mindset Remains the Same: Turkey as a driver of global warming

According to a research that analyzes the climate targets of different countries, if Turkey, China, Russia and Canada maintain their climate policies, this will result in a deadly increase of 5 degrees Celsius across the world by the end of this century. A research which was published in the Nature Communications...

Utrecht Shooter Suspect is of Turkish Descent, announced Dutch Police

In the city of Utrecht in the Netherlands a person has started firing a gun in tram killing 3 people. Dutch police released a photo of Gökmen Tanış who is thought to be the suspect. With 3 dead and 9 wounded, alert levels in the Netherlands has been increased to level of terror attack. 37 year old Gökmen Tanış of...

Turkey fails in gender equality in TV commercials

Results of the “Research on 10-Year Gender Equality Report of Effie Award Winning Turkish Television Commercials”, conducted by Bahçeşehir University and Association of Advertisers (RVD), has been announced in the Crystal Apple Awards. We compared the results with domestic behavior profiles in Turkey and inquired...

CHP’s Municipal Elections Manifesto: “Remedy Municipalism”

Main opposition Republican People’s Party CHP has announced the election manifesto for upcoming March 31, Municipal Elections. The party has proposed “Remedy Municipalism” as the most basic answer to needs & demands among voters ahead of  elections. Previously governing AKP had also announced an...

Battle of Polls between AKP and CHP

Following AKP chair & President Erdoğan’s comments that he does not find polling agencies credible, main opposition CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu said “there is a very basic reason behind this, and that is he also realizes he is losing but can not digest this fact.” Regarding the ongoing discussion on...

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