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Kubra

A blogger as well as a researcher in topics of identity and privacy in social networking and media. Also, a software engineer by profession and a calligrapher by passion.

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Latest posts by Kubra

24 October 2011

Turkey: Online Relief Efforts for Van's Earthquake Victims

Eastern Turkey was hit by a large earthquake of magnitude 7.2 yesterday. Kubra sums up some of relief efforts that were spearheaded online, pushing for humanitarian and rescue efforts on...

24 July 2011

Turkey: Ethnic Tension Rises Further as Street Clashes Erupt in Istanbul

In the aftermath clashes between army and separatist Kurdish PKK militants earlier this month, ethnic tension in Turkey continues to grow. Marches in the Zeytinburnu district of Istanbul broke out...

19 July 2011

Turkey: Protest Against Kurdish Singer Prompts Strong Social Media Response

Aynur Doğan, a Kurdish-Turkish singer, was jeered by part of the audience during an open air concert in the Istanbul Jazz Festival because she sang a song in Kurdish. Part...

13 June 2011

Turkey: Election Results, Reactions and Hopes

The results of the Turkish general elections are in, drawing wide ranging reactions from Turkish bloggers. The campaign period for the elections had seen a change in rhetoric in many...

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