Saturday, January 7, 2012

Newsfeed - January 7

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The poet's lecture: Murathan Mungan lectures in BDP Political Academy

Murathan Mungan starts teaching at BDP's Political Academy, following on the footsteps of Büşra Ersanlı and Ragıp Zarakolu -- read via GIT - North America.

Turkish TV Station reports from the future

Read how Samanyolu TV, a media flagship of the Gülen movement, reported the court decision (to continue detaining journalists Ahmet Şık, Nedim Şener, and others on the Oda TV trial) 21 minutes before their meeting was even over and thus, before the judges' decision was announced at 9:48 PM on GIT - North America.

"I did not bring my book, it might explode or something like that..."

"Journalist Şık, detained defendant of the Oda TV trial, said in his defence speech that his book 'The Imam's Army' was investigated by the very people he described in the book. Şık claimed to be in jail because of his journalistic work and did not request his release."
Read more about Şık's statements on the indictment, his claims that the deep state changed ownership and continues to exist on Bianet.