On Nov. 18, the Ankara Governor’s Office issued a statement announcing an effective ban on all public events related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) issues, including all films, exhibitions and demonstrations. Security concerns and “public sensitivities” were cited as major reasons for the ban.
The book, which is aimed at second- and third-grade students, goes by the name of “Laughing Roses” (Kahkaha Gülleri).
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) recently called for certain mayors to resign, appointing new ones in their place. These sweeping changes also embroiled Melih Gökçek, the mayor of Ankara since 1994.
Have you seen that special Eurobarometer survey on the effect of digitization and automation on daily life?
I was in the selection committee of an important book competition on Nov. 20.
The initial response to the outpouring of “#MeToo” around the world has been of outrage at the scale of sexual abuse and violence revealed.