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Posts Tagged: Turkey

Twitter, Unplugged

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Writing from Turkey, a country that temporarily unplugged Twitter to quell government protests, novelist and essayist Kaya Genç describes the experience of disconnecting from the service. Instead of the liberation he expected, the lack of Twitter left him feeling like a prisoner in solitary confinement: On my third day without Twitter, however, I realized that I […]

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More On Turkey

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Here are a couple more resources for anyone looking to get a better handle on the situation in Turkey right now. Gawker has a simple, accessible FAQ-style explanation for those of us who don’t know much about Turkish politics. Boing Boing linked to an interesting interview with a protester at a German website. Leave more […]

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Turkish Protest News

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Though American media coverage has been minimal, anti-government protests in Turkey have been raging for three days now. The BBC has a summary of the protesters’ grievances against Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country’s increasingly autocratic and religious prime minister. The Guardian is maintaining an often-updated live feed on the situation.

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