Using emergency laws, Turkey’s AKP government banned TV dating shows and services

A happy couple according to AKP interpretation of Turkish values - child marriages on the rise again.

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Turkey’s Islamist AKP government banned television dating shows and dating services by decree under emergency laws. The decree was published in Turkey’s Official Gazette on April 29, describing such shows as incompatible with Turkish cultural values. It’s noteworthy that the same AKP government, last year, removed More...

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Recent protests against President Jacob Zuma outside parliament in Cape Town. Nic Bothma/EPA
By nsnbc On Sunday, April 30th, 2017

No nuclear energy option for South Africa – for now at least

Hartmut Winkler (TC) : A South African court has ruled that critical aspects of the country’s nuclear procurement process are illegal and unconstitutional. The outcome is a significant setback for a network of More...

Off labelling. James Heilman
By nsnbc On Saturday, April 29th, 2017

UN human rights office troubled by string of executions in US before drug expiration date

nsnbc : The United Nations human rights office, yesterday, expressed grave concerns about the executions of four men in the United States state of Arkansas within a span of eight days to make use of one of the drugs More...

On April 22 people demonstrated in Karachi to condemn the killing of Mashal Khan, accused of blasphemy and murdered on his campus by other students. Akhtar Soomro/Reuters (Der)
By nsnbc On Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Crushing the intellect: Pakistan’s war on free speech

Altaf Khan (TC) : Could the brutal killing of a journalism student, Mashal Khan, change Pakistan’s harsh blasphemy laws? That’s what the BBC asked in a recent article about the brutal April 13 lynching and murder More...

The Armenian - Syrian town of Kessab, overrun by Turkish-backed terror hordes.
By Christof Lehmann On Monday, April 24th, 2017

Turkey’s Genocide Against Armenians (and Kurds) Still Ongoing

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : April 24 marks the anniversary of the start of the Armenian genocide during the Ottoman Empire 102 years ago. However, the Empire’s successor state Turkey continues the genocide More...

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By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Turkey’s Al-Qaeda Catch and Release Program: 2003 HSBC Bombers and a Dead Journalist

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : An individual described as Z.C. was detained by security forces in Turkey after he confessed in court to his involvement in four November 2003 truck bombings in Istanbul, targeting the More...

By nsnbc On Monday, April 17th, 2017

Erdoğan declares victory in his pursuit of one-man rule

Ozerdem & Baser (TC) : After a long and contentious referendum campaign, Turkey has voted to endorse a package of constitutional changes that will turn the country’s long-established parliamentary system into More...

Anis H. Bajrektarevic, March 2017
By Anis H. Bajrektarevic On Thursday, April 13th, 2017

Neo-religionism of the post ideological Russia

Anis H. Bajrektarevic (nsnbc) : The lonely superpower (US) vs. the bear of the permafrost (Russia), with the world’s last cosmopolite (EU) in between. Is the ongoing calamity at the eastern flank of the EU a conflict, More...

Meeting of the Security Council (archives) UN Photo/Rick Bajornas
By Christof Lehmann On Thursday, April 13th, 2017

China and Russia Veto UN Security Council Resolution on Syria – No Carte Blanche for Chapter VII

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Permanent UN Security Council member Russia, on Wednesday, used its veto right to block the adoption of a resolution on Syria that would have condemned the alleged use of chemical weapons More...

By Christof Lehmann On Monday, April 10th, 2017

Race to Introduce Fascist Internet Regulations in Russia Continues – Now under the Banner of Child Protection

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Russian lawmaker Vitaly Milonov, on Monday, proposed a bill aimed to ban children under the age of 14 from social media. Although the bill is touted under the banner of child protection, More...