By Silke Vanrompay Monday morning the radionews announced that about one hundred and thirthy thousand fugitives had crossed the border between Turkey and Syria. Mainly Kurds who escaped from the terror of the Islamic State (IS), which were able to conquer a sixtyfold of cities in the Kurdish enclave at the border with Turkey in a couple days. Tuesday morning at the same time, the message that the United States have begun with the bombing of IS targets arrives. The bombs were focusing on the city of Raqqa, the center of the Islamic State in Syria, but also other cities, training camps, headquarters and checkpoints were hit.
Turkey’s new Internet law contradicts its EU ambitions - 22/09/2014 – Al Monitor
The Turkish state has equipped itself with even more authority to monitor its Internet users, contradicting its new government’s re-energized EU drive in a potential blow to democratic rights of free speech and privacy. In fact the Parliament approved a government-sponsored bill with two articles that now allow the government to « legally » hold a vast database about all internet users in Turkey, including which websites they visit and for how long.
Egypt hunger strikes gain momentum – 14/09/2014 – Al Jazeera English
A nationwide hunger strike is gaining support in Egypt against the country’s controversial Protest Law.As Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi heads to New York next week for the UN General Assembly, he leaves behind a country with a growing movement of hunger strikers calling for the release of detainees jailed under a controversial Protest Law.