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Victims of Soma disaster still wait for justice

KANAT ATKAYA writes:

At least 301 workers lost their lives on May 13, 2014 in a tragedy which took place at a coalmine in Soma, a district in the western province of Manisa

Comment(s) 7/12/2017

Ömer Halisdemir’s family registers his name

KANAT ATKAYA writes:

Chief Sergeant Ömer Halisdemir took an order over the phone on the night of the July 15, 2016 coup attempt from Special Forces Commander Zekai Aksakallı: “I am giving you a historic duty in the name of our country and nation. Brigadier General Terzi is a traitor, an insurgent. Kill him before he enters the headquarters. There is martyrdom at the end of this. Give your blessing.”

Comment(s) 7/10/2017

Superyacht anchors in front of super luxury hotel

KANAT ATKAYA writes:

A coup, war, economic fluctuations, palace plots, international crises and a superyacht… This is roughly our story…

Comment(s) 7/5/2017

Sarcasm turns into rage for the justice march

KANAT ATKAYA writes:

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, with almost unprecedented political agility, has somehow finally transformed himself into an opposition leader who actually sets the agenda.

Comment(s) 7/3/2017

Will you send the soldiers to the ‘disko’?

KANAT ATKAYA writes:

“Disko” (short for disciplinary cell) in Turkish is the place where soldiers are sent when they are sentenced to solitary confinement in the Turkish military.

Comment(s) 6/21/2017

Where to start loving the national squad?

KANAT ATKAYA writes:

Our national football squad played its first game on Oct. 26, 1923, exactly three days before the republic was declared.

Comment(s) 6/14/2017

‘We could not even see the ashes of our child’

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“Whatever happened, all of it happened to us. Nothing happened to anybody else. We have not even seen the ashes of our dear child; they did not show it to us, they did not… I live with the picture of my child,” a grieving mother said, as she was crying at the first hearing of a case - which was moved to the hall of the Chamber of Industry when the regular court room was inadequate - into a dormitory blaze.

Comment(s) 6/3/2017

The conscience you have dialed cannot be reached now

KANAT ATKAYA writes:

The actors in commercials on TV represent a brand. They are supposed to be sweet, sympathetic, fun, full of love and respectful. They save cute animals trapped in a tree; they are the hope of old people who are alone during holidays; they carry the flag on national days, pumping pride into our veins.

Comment(s) 6/2/2017

We are sane and well, very well

KANAT ATKAYA writes:

In Istanbul, the sun is trying to find its way through cotton-like clouds that are all covering the sky. The sun is trying to find itself a path in the sky

Comment(s) 5/26/2017

Furkan and Muhammet might have lived

KANAT ATKAYA writes:

It was the night of May 4 when 7-year-old Muhammet and his 6-year-old brother, Furkan Yıldırım, went to bed at home when death caught them. The room they were sleeping in was smashed into by an armored police vehicle that went out of control

Comment(s) 5/25/2017

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