My Twitter Feed

March 4, 2019

Archives:

14 Year Old Child Bride Facing Death Penalty for Murdering Husband -

Saturday, November 29, 2014

BREAKING: New Coal Disaster In West Virginia -

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

U.S. Hostage Freed by Colombia’s FARC Rebels (Video) -

Monday, October 28, 2013

Here’s Why The Zimmerman Verdict Matters -

Sunday, July 14, 2013

BREAKING! UK Government Spied On Allies At TWO G20 Summits (Video) -

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Swiss Support Tougher Asylum Legislation as Refugee Numbers Spike -

Monday, June 10, 2013

American Woman Killed in Syria Fighting for Terrorists, Syrian TV Claims (Video) -

Friday, May 31, 2013

CO2 in the Air Reached its Highest Level in Human History -

Friday, May 10, 2013

Terms of the New Abortion Bill Agreed by Irish Cabinet -

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Boston In Lockdown As Manhunt Intensifies -

Friday, April 19, 2013

2 Dead, Dozens Injured After Boston Marathon Bombing -

Monday, April 15, 2013

Fast Food Workers in New York Stage Surprise Strike -

Saturday, April 6, 2013

N. Korean Rhetoric Provokes Missile Shield Deployment -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Eyewitness Accounts from Meiktila Massacre -

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Sudan to Free All Political Prisoners -

Monday, April 1, 2013

A New Free Press In Burma Juxtaposed With Genocide: The World Will Be Watching -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Pressure Builds to End Ethnic Violence in Myanmar -

Friday, March 29, 2013

Activists Demand Action As Further Genocide Looms -

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Cyprus Reaches Last-Minute Bailout Deal With EU -

Monday, March 25, 2013

Myanmar Muslims Brace for Possible Genocide -

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Erdogan Met Top CIA Chiefs and Bush before Becoming PM

116 Days in Twilight Translated transcript of the video: On December 12, 1997, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, while he was still the mayor of Istanbul, was arrested for citing a poem in Siirt (city), and sent to prison for 10 months. He was charged according to –then- Turkish criminal law, article 312, to incite hate, religious and ethnic division within public. The Supreme Court approved the charges. The decision of the Supreme Court, which was reached with majority of the votes, ended Erdogan’s political life. On November 1998, the State Council, decided to remove Erdogan from his post as the mayor…

Turkey Arrests Two Canadian Journalists

Canadian CBC  News reports that two of their journalists Sasa Petricic and Derek Stoffel were detained by Turkish police on Wednesday, while covering the ongoing protests in Istanbul. Sasa Petricic has posted a tweet at around 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday that read: “Arrested.” Derek Stoffel’s last message on the social networking site included a photo of heavy machinery clearing out barricades erected by protesters near Istanbul’s Taksim Square. Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird has expressed his concern about the well-being of the journalists to Turkey’s ambassador to Canada. CBC made contact with them and says the journalists…

Turkish Police Beat and Arrested Attorneys in Courthouse (Video)

Caglayan Courthouse in Istanbul, Turkey, was a scene of scuffle and disgrace earlier today, when a group of police officers beat up and detained more than 50 attorneys who were in the courthouse to represent their clients. The majority of the attorneys were the legal representatives of some of the protestors who were illegally detained or injured by the Turkish police during the ongoing protests in Istanbul and throughout the country. In a move that casts doubt on the Turkish government’s commitment to the rule of law, an additional 30 attorneys were dragged out of the courthouse by force when…

A HUMANITARIAN CALL TO THE GOVERNMENT OF TURKEY

PSYCHIATRIC ASSOCIATION OF TURKEY Address: Tunus Cad. 59 / 5 Kavaklıdere / Ankara / Turkey Phone: +90 312 468 74 97 Fax:+90 312 426 04 53 Web Site: www.psikiyatri.org.tr   E-mail: [email protected] PRESS RELEASE June 2, 2013 A very extra-ordinary social movement started in Istanbul 6 days ago and spread across Turkey and other major cities of the World. At the core of the reaction was the Turkish government’s decision to demolish the historical Taksim Gezi Park in the center of Istanbul for the re-development of the area by building a commercial building in the form of an old Ottoman military…

Why is the USA Supporting Erdogan’s Regime?

The US Government is often very quick to criticize any other government oppressing its own people. Interestingly, the Obama Administration has been extremely reluctant to condemn horrific treatment of peaceful Turkish protestors at the hands of the brutal state police. To understand the relationship between Turkey, current and former Turkish Governments and the USA, one should take a stroll back in time. After that, I will explain how once dramatically anti-secular, Sharia Law advocate, hard-liner Islamist Erdogan was easily elected in the country. The United States and Turkey share membership in NATO, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),…

Will Turkish PM Erdogan’s Authoritarian Rule Blow Up in His Face?

Republic of Turkey has been rocked by the 3rd day of protests, in what started as a small scale, peaceful sit-in protest against the demolishing of a historic public park in Istanbul, has escalated into some of the worst scenes of public disorder and police violence seen in the country in recent years. The clashes over Gezi Park, next to Taksim Square, broke out Thursday and continued there and in the capital, Ankara today. The re-development plan of the park includes a shopping mall designed as Ottoman era military barracks, and requires all the trees in the park to be…

Turkish State Airlines Bans Red Lipstick

Last week, Turkish Airlines (THY), a state-run company flying to more than 200 destinations worldwide, announced a ban on the usage of red lipstick and hair buns for women flight attendants. Previously, the airlines revised its dress code in 2012, banning the use of red and blonde hair colors for female flight attendants and female cabin crew. The new 2012 dress code forced women flight attendants to wear pastel colors uniforms and braid their hair, instead of pulling it up in ponytails. The administration of Turkish Airlines claims the amendments to its “Flight Attendant Dress Code” were changed following “complaints…