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In Istanbul there are many people,
The 92nd anniversary of Turkish Republic founder Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s 1919 landing in the Black Sea province of Samsun, from where he launched the struggle for national independence, will be marked Thursday in Turkey.
Because Atatürk chose to dedicate May 19 to youth, the historic date is commemorated as Youth and Sports Day, reflecting his belief that youth are the guarantee of Turkey’s future.
Here is the story of youth in Turkey.
24 November 2010, Bianet
Tüzer and Yılmaz detained for eight months
Ferhat Tüzer and Berna Yılmaz, two members of the “Youth Federation”, have been detained for eight months now. They were arrested for displaying a banner reading “We want free education, and we will get it” during the speech of PM Erdoğan at the “Romani meeting” on 14 March this year in Istanbul.
16 December 2010, Bianet
Students Stay 5 more Months in Prison for Posting Banner
University students Ferhat Tüzer and Berna Yılmaz, members of the Youth Federation, are being prosecuted for posting a banner claiming free education during the Romani Meeting on 14 March 2010. The meeting in Istanbul had also been attended by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. The banner read, “We want free education and we will get it”.
April 2011 The Human Rights Foundation of Turkey
Intervention to the protest in Adana Province…
Municipal police interfered to the five students from the Federation of High School Students in İnönü Park Adana Province on 20 April 2011 who had started a hunger strike demanding the release of Ferhat Tüzer and Berna Yılmaz who had been detained and eventually arrested after they opened a banner for “free education” in an activity in which Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had participated in Istanbul Province on 14 March 2010. Municipal police dragged the students on the ground to take them out of the park (Milliyet, 20 April).
Turkey has an advantageous position between Europe and Asia, giving it an important transit function. Transports are primarily done by sea. The rail system has been neglected for years. Most logistics service providers have set up their facilities near Istanbul and profit from the generally favorable economic outlook.
Lets take a look at logistics from a city-distribution point of view in Istanbul.
Business logistics can be defined as
“having the right item in the right quantity at the right time at the right place for the right price in the right condition to the right customer”
How can we manage logistics efficiently in a city of 17 million habitants? 1.7 million vehicles are entering the traffic every day. Considering the capacity of the road network this represents almost double amount.
Imagine yourself in one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world, with more than 58 covered streets and over 4,000 shops which attract between 250,000 and half a million visitors daily. Pedestrian zones where thousands of people are walking up and down.
Life is not easy and modern logistics concepts are not applicable here. All photos above are taken in a trip to the old town near Beyazit Istanbul on March 2011. Shot by a Leica minilux with expired Agfa Scala x200 (01/2001) dia film. Film was cross-processed and scanned by Techno Photo Brussels.
Thousands of Turks gathered in some 40 cities and towns around the country on Sunday, to join marches organized on Facebook against state Internet censorship.
The trigger for the protests was a decision by Turkey’s Internet regulator, the Information and Communication Technologies Authority, or BTK, to introduce a selection of filters that Turkish Internet users would choose from before browsing the Internet, beginning in August.
Read more here.
Turkish people will march across the country on Sunday to protest the Internet filter application, which is expected to start on Aug. 22.
Internet users have been organizing on different websites, since the filter application became focus of public debate in Turkey in late April. About 600,000 people have stated they will attend marches on May 15 for an event called “Do not touch my Internet” on the social networking website of Facebook. Other Internet websites also include calls for their users to join the marches, including sansurekarsi.com, yasaklamakyasaktir.com, eksisozluk.com, sansuresansur.blogspot.com and others.
Protesters will march simultaneously in different Turkish provinces, including Istanbul, Ankara, İzmir, Bursa, Eskişehir, Çanakkale, Kocaeli, Mersin, Kırklareli, Adana, Antalya, Kütahya, Konya, Denizli, Elazığ, Kayseri, Isparta, Gaziantep, Samsun, Afyon, Malatya, Hatay, Giresun, Aydın, Ordu, Zonguldak, Muğla, Diyarbakır, Bodrum, Trabzon, Sivas, Van, Düzce, Uşak and Artvin.
Marches are also organized in Germany’s Köln, Netherlands’ Amsterdam and Austria’s Vienna cities, at 1 p.m. their local times, which matches with Turkey’s 2 p.m., according to eksisozluk.com.
Under a decision on “Rules and Procedures of the Safety of Internet Use,” approved by the Prime Ministry’s Information Technologies Board, or BTK, in February, Internet users in Turkey will have to choose one of four Internet packages: family, children, domestic or standard. The list of websites filtered by each package will be decided by the BTK but will not be made public.
The change will be implemented starting Aug. 22.
The Prime Ministry’s Information Technologies Board, or BTK, approving the filtering regulation is inconsistent with Turkish laws and with the country’s Constitution, according to experts, but related Turkish authorities claim the decision will only serve to protect children from pornographic websites. Experts also say the application is expected to slow down the speed of access to websites.
BTK chairman, Tayfun Acarer, said earlier this week that the filter application aimed to address the concerns of conservative parents who are unable to police their children’s Internet use themselves.
A total of 138 words have been banned from Turkish Internet domain names and now tens of thousands of Turkish websites face closure.
The Telecommunications Directorate sent the list to Turkish web-hosting firms on Thursday, ruling the words are not allowed to feature in domain names and websites that do use them will be shut down.
The affect of the decision could see the closure of many website that feature the banned words. For example, the website “donanimalemi.com” (hardwareworld.com) because the domain name has “animal” in it, a banned word and likewise “sanaldestekunitesi.com,” (virtualsupportunit.com) would not be able to operate under its current name because it has “anal” in it; also among the 138 banned words. Websites cannot have the number 31 in their domain names either because it is slang for male masturbation.
Some more banned English words are: “beat,” “escort,” “homemade,” “hot,” “nubile,” “free” and “teen.” Some others in English have different meanings: “pic,” short for picture, is banned because it means “bastard” in Turkish. The past tense of the verb “get” is also banned because “got” means “butt” in Turkish. Haydar, a very common Alevi name for men, is also banned because it means penis in slang.
“Gay” and its Turkish pronunciation “gey,” “çıplak” (naked), “itiraf” (confession), “liseli” (high school student), “nefes” (breath) and “yasak” (forbidden) are some of the other banned words.
Source: Hurriyet Daily News