Analysing Turkey's Upcoming Referendum via Tweets

Analysing Turkey's Upcoming Referendum via Tweets

The referendum is approaching and we have no idea what's waiting Turkey. Waiting can sometimes be a bit overwhelming so I decided to analyse social media reactions and see what people are posting about this matter. So the basic idea is to analyse the most popular hashtags around this topic; #referandum #evet (YES) and #hayır (NO). 

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ARMED VIOLENCE AROUND THE WORLD

ARMED VIOLENCE AROUND THE WORLD

This is an additional map for the Femicide Coverages in Turkish Media project. The data consists of 2007 -2012 world armed violence. It shows both conflict and non-conflict violent deaths. The Global Burden of Armed Violence report findings show that "On average, an estimated 60,000 women worldwide became victims of homicide every year from 2007 to 2012, accounting for 16 per cent of intentional homicides."

What's wrong with the Turkey's Election Map?

What's wrong with the Turkey's Election Map?

Single map dominates all the Turkish news election reporting that took place on October 1. This election was especially a momentous one, as it returned the land to a single-party rule with the Justice and Development Party (AKP). Though the aim of this article is not to discuss the consequences of this election, nor criticizing the voting process. It is about a pivotal aspect that is rather unseen when reporting the election results.

PRESS FREEDOM IN CRISIS

PRESS FREEDOM IN CRISIS

The  intellectuals, writers, dissents in Turkey are still in big trouble. The Turkish Penal Code has a new article, article 299, to "protect Erdoğan's one man project" and it's not the only one jeopardizing the freedom of speech.