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· October, 2005

Stories about Turkey from October, 2005

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

  26 October 2005

This week marked the beginning of a trial for Saddam Hussein, not only is this trial an unprecedted event, but the question that lingers is that can he really be tried for all of the atrocities that he is credited for. Another interesting aspect of the trial is that the...

Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey: Inside Nobel Information

  26 October 2005

Kotaji claims to have inside information on the Nobel Prize for Literature discussions, which he says came down to Indonesia's Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Turkey's Orham Pamuk and South Korea's Hwang Sok-yong as finalists. But Britain's Harold Pinter emerged as the compromise choice.

Effect Measure on Facing the Global Bird Flu Threat

  25 October 2005

Masked Mao With recent reports of avian flu in Western Europe, the disease is clearly no longer East Asia's problem. It's a dilemma for the world. Last week I emailed Revere, the pseudonymous leader of Effect Measure, a public health group blog. Since its inception in late 2004, Effect Measure has been covering the global response to avian flu. My goal was to discuss the pandemic fears and what the world -- and ordinary people -- can do to prepare for it. Revere, an environmental epidemiologist in a senior faculty position at a major research university, has 40 years of experience in medicine and public health. He is also one of the individuals behind the Flu Wiki, an Internet-based experiment in community mobilization and knowledge-pooling to face the feared epidemic. He paints an alarming picture. "If a pandemic is going to happen (and we don't know how to predict if it will or not with certainty), it will happen whatever we do," he writes. "There will be no "outside" for help to come from, so each community needs to prepare to cope on its own." In previous flu pandemics, hundreds of thousands of people went sick or died, leading to massive disruptions as workers failed to show up to work and instead surged into ill-equipped and ill-prepared hospitals ill-prepared. Revere sees two big tasks ahead: managing the consequences of a potential pandemic, and building (or rebuilding) the world's rotting public health infrastructure.

Steppin’ into the Turkish Blogosphere

23 October 2005

Welcome back to the Turkish Blogosphere…. Here is a quick update on the newest items from the Turkish Bloggers who post mostly in English. Zik Zak has an interesting link to an educational book called “Who are the Turks” if you are interested in learning more about the Turkish people....

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

  19 October 2005

According to preliminary results the Iraqi Constitution Referendum has passed with a “yes” vote. And while the world waits for the official results, Iraqi Kurds and Kurds in general have been very active as to their opinions of the proceedings. Dr Nazhad Khasraw Hawramany of Iraqi Kurdistan gives a congratulatory...

Steppin’ into the Turkish Blogosphere

  15 October 2005

Last week's roundup of the Turkish Blogs was well received in the Turkish Blogosphere, even spawning a Turkish translation of the post on the website Blog Kardesligi. Not only was there a translation on Blog Kardesligi but a comment on the Global Voices project (in Turkish) as well. Other Turkish...

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

  12 October 2005

For Iraqis, October 15th is the big day… the day of Iraqi Constitution Referendum. The vote is a simple yes or no in favor of the Iraqi Constitution. All Iraqis are eligible to vote, even former dictator Sadaam Hussein. The Kurdish people of Iraq are abuzz with these events. Sami...

The Turkish Blogs- A Drop in the Ocean

  8 October 2005

Turkey and the Turkish blogs have been a seldom explored venue on Global Voices. I must say that for a while I was under the impression that there were no Turkish blogs at all out there in the wild world wide web….I was wrong…so very very wrong. In fact on...

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

  5 October 2005

Here is a quick update of the lastest in the Kurdish Blogosphere: Cultural As mentioned on a previous installment the death of Kurdish singer Merziye Feriqi has left the Kurdish community in mourning. Recently on the blog From Holland to Kurdistan an anonymous Kurd sent a heartfelt memorial article to...

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