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Arwa Ibrahim

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  CEFTUS Joint Forum ‘Experience of Women in Contemporary Turkey’ Ms. Arwa Ibrahim is a journalist at the London-based Middle East Eye. She specialises in covering social and political change in Turkey and Egypt. After graduating with a double major in politics and journalism, she completed her MA in Near and Middle Eastern Studies with […]

10 June 2014 News Roundup

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Photo credit: Radikal, www.radikal.com.tr Tensions rose in Turkey as activism by pro-Kurdish factions as well as government’s security forces intensified. Environmental concerns also increased with the initiation of the construction of Istanbul’s third airport, as well as the protests in Amasya against the construction of a petrol station. Women’s and workers’ rights are on the […]

15 April 2014 News Roundup

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  Democracy in Turkey is being fundamentally questioned: the ban on YouTube continues; the workers are not given permission to celebrate May Day in Taksim Square; the Gezi Report claimed that using excessive tear gas was legitimate in Istanbul last year; the tension between the government and the Constitutional Court grows into a political row; […]

11 March 2014 News Roundup

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  PM Erdogan’s wiretappings, reforms into the judiciary, continuation of Gezi protests formed the background of this week’s media coverage. International Women’s Day protests received high level attention, highlighting the dire need for the development of women’s rights in Turkey. National upsurge against a pro-Kurdish party has been disruptive as the date for local election […]

18 February 2014 News Roundup

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The ‘Democratisation Package’ announced by the PM Erdogan 30 September 2013 passed the parliament’s constitution committee on 11 February 2014. The new legislation will provide these changes: Local languages and dialects other than Turkish are allowed in local and general elections. Political parties may have maximum of two chairmen. Ex-convicts of some certain crimes, including […]

11 February 2014 News Roundup

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The new internet bill has dominated Turkey’s agenda, as well as the trials of the deaths of Gezi protestors. While the reallocation of judges, prosecutors and policemen continued, Turkish economy’s outlook has been termed “negative” by the international credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s. The new Internet bill raised concerns. The proposed amendments to the […]