On March 8, thousands of women marched in unison on Istanbul’s central İstiklal Avenue. According to the “We Will Stop Femicide” platform, in February alone 48 women in Turkey were killed by men.
When laws fail to protect people and start to serve as a tool to create a protective shield around the financially and politically powerful, that’s when democracy and equality walk away. That’s when chaos starts. Societies begin to fall to pieces, become polarized and environmental issues are undervalued; shortsightedness and corruption spread like the plague.
Two weeks ago, the Turkish government proposed a bill to allow the Turkish media authority the Radio and Television Supreme Council (RTÜK) to regulate all content posted online to prevent broadcasts that “jeopardize national security” and “destroy moral values.”
“I am going to commit a massacre, and I will kill you all!” said the husband. Police knew Ali Yardım was a violent man, so did the judges.
I finished high school in 1998. Looking back at it now, I remember it as the worst year of my life. It was the first time they started messing around with the education system.
If you follow those who only complain about negativities around them but offer no solutions, it becomes easy to believe that the world is no longer a place that can be lived
As you all know, when there is an “undesired” type of story that spreads on Twitter, an immediate block is imposed on the website. We have not gotten used to bans but we are not as astonished as we used to be.
We may be thinking and talking about the huge impact that the internet and social media have among society, but television is still the most powerful outlet in terms of propaganda.
What we call “truth” doesn’t depend on what people feel about it. It doesn’t change when you look from different aspects.