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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Earlier this month, as I prepared myself for a retinal scan to enter a notorious prison in Istanbul, my mind wandered beyond freedom of press to equally important areas for the media and all of us, such as privacy rights, network security, governments, Big Tech, advertisers and concentration of power.
Whether you call it good luck or a great strategy, it’s clear that Russian President Vladimir Putin is enjoying his heyday in international politics these days: Thanks to the peculiarities of Western democracies and their political systems, Putin has managed to grow his influence quickly in a number of countries including the United States, reasserting Moscow’s power on its periphery and sowing discord among his adversaries.
In the Social Good Summit organized by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Istanbul on Sept. 29, we spoke to Head of Public Policy, Facebook in Turkey, Nilay Erdem, on the topic, “Facebook for Good: Is it only a toy?”
Many things have been said about the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey, but a number of remarkable smaller details have gone unnoticed, although they are equally amazing
Political parties in Turkey have announced their MP candidates for the crucial Nov. 1 election, providing a number of hints for observers who are wondering whether the outcome will be dramatically different than the June 7 polls.
Why has terrorism in Turkey been claiming more lives recently? Is it because a strong government is not running the country anymore, as advocated by the AKP? Or is it because the AKP actually caused this crisis with its policies?
Two weeks after complaining of 'mistakes in Turkey's foreign policy' in a behind-closed-doors meeting, President Erdoğan says Syria's al-Assad could take part in a 'transition process.' AKP insiders have been expecting such a shift, which may be bad news for PM Davutoğlu.
The deputy chair in charge of the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) organization has been ousted surprisingly, leading to questions in my mind about whether the party’s controversial social media strategy played a role in his demise.
With its logo resembling the symbol of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its devotion to President Erdoğan, a new youth organization stands accused of attacking political party headquarters and media buildings in Turkey
He has just started as Turkey’s new culture minister, but he has already declared war on foreign media and concert pianists who allow their audiences to drink wine and sit on cushions on the floor
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