NEWS

PRESS Test of world press with new Charlie Hebdo cover

The first issue of Charlie Hebdo to be published since the attack on its offices hits the stands today in France and across the world. This issue of the magazine will remain on sale for 2 weeks. The cover depicting the Prophet Muhammad divided opinion across world media.
PRESS Cumhuriyet: First searched, then protected

Last night, Police carried out a search on the delivery trucks of Cumhuriyet newspaper that today has published a 4-page selection from the new issue of Charlie Hebdo magazine. The Şişli, Istanbul, offices of the newspaper are currently sealed off by police for security purposes.
TURKEY New stay of execution verdict for historic Emek Movie Theatre demolition

A new stay of execution verdict has been issued for the continuing construction project at the site of the historical Emek Movie Theatre. On the other hand, the State Council ruled for the launching of an investigation involving four persons including Beyoğlu Mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan on the grounds that they had not taken “necessary precautions during the construction”.
AGENDA Turkey from Charlie Hebdo’s viewpoint

Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine that was the target of the armed attack on January 7, had recently also focused on issues related to Turkey. Particularly the Armenian Genocide and the Kurdish Question featured in the pages of the magazine in various contexts.
WORLD Displays of solidarity across the world: “We are all Charlie”

The attack carried out on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo continues to be widely condemned. Solidarity messages on social media have used the hashtag #JeSuisCharlie while the National Union of French Journalists called for a vigil in the name of press freedom and democracy at 5 PM local time at the Place de la Republique, Paris.
WORLD 2014: Bloodiest year so far in Syria

According to the report released by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 2014 has been the bloodiest year in the civil war in Syria that began in March 2011. According to the report, 76,021 people lost their lives in Syria in 2014.