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Lucy Kafanov
#Istanbul police warn of potential attacks on transportation nodes in #Turkey's capital. #Gezi park has been evacuated due to a bomb threat
A day after #Turkey strikes #ISIS & #PKK, #Istanbul governor's office bans Sunday peace rally called for by HDP in memory of #Suruc victims
The armed wing of the #PKK just announced that the ceasefire is over. #Turkey
Hello, two-front war. #Turkey
#Turkey rounds up hundreds of #ISIS and #PKK militants, while Turkish F16 jets launched pre-dawn strikes against the Islamic State in #Syria
"We are left again with tautology—#ISIS exists because it can exist—they are there because they’re there." nybooks.com/articles/archi…
RT @randomdijit: "a colony of endangered sand lizards had found a home above Lenin's buried head." news.yahoo.com/goodbye-lenin-…
PKK claims killing Turkish police in revenge for #Suruc attack tinyurl.com/nd5aalf
Our brief writeup on today's gruesome attack in #Suruc, #Turkey in @USATODAY: usatoday.com/story/news/nat…
To clarify, #istanbul demo was to protest gruesome suicide attack in #Suruc that killed 30, mostly students heading to rebuild #kobane
#Turkish police are still chasing small groups of protesters down side streets but demo largely broken up #Istanbul
Water canon and tear gas used to break up the demo against bombing in #Suruc. Tourists, demonstrators have run into side streets for safety
Tear gas on the side streets off #Istiklal. Police are running past us. Protest against #Suruc attack broken up #Turkey
Several hundred people on #Istanbul's Istiklal street now in protest of today's attack in #Suruc, #Turkey on the border with #Kobane
Appalled at the incompetence of @hrnoc. Stay away. A hosting company that doesn't backup it's data, which led to permanent loss of websites.
Last year, #Turkey hosted the largest #LGBT pride parade in the Muslim world. This year, dispersed w tear gas & TOMA
Two onlookers huddle for safety and watch as #Turkish police crack down on #Istanbul's annual #LGBT pride march.
Another major wave of water cannon and tear gas. People are sick and retching in the street #istanbul #lgbt
Gas masks on. Shop owners closing stores. Crowd booing #lgbt #turkey
Turkish riot police clearing #LGBT demonstrators from #Istanbul's #Istiklal street now
Column of riot police trapped between two massive groups of protesters. Toma ready
Here's what the #Istanbul #LGBT pride march looked like:
A very small wave of maybe two dozen protesters just marched down towards galata. So far no tear gas or TOMA but far cry from 100k last year
#Turkey just shut down the #LGBT pride march. #Istiklal avenue now empty, save for tourists and shoppers
Meanwhile ...... Courtney Love Tweets Ordeal During Violent Uber Protests in Paris, via @nytimes nytimes.com/2015/06/26/wor…
Insults are best spelled correctly.
#Russia: President #Putin’s approval ratings hit 89 percent, the highest they’ve ever been wapo.st/1fB2uAU
Why Syrian Kurds victory over #ISIS could stir up problems usat.ly/1N6X0IK My latest for @USATODAY
#YPG commander Redur Khalil tells me #Turkey decided to close its side of border and that Kurds are keeping border open from Tal Abyad side
#Turkey closes its border crossing with #Syria at #Akcakale, preventing refugees from returning home to Tal Abyad (1/2)
About 150 Tal Abyad residents return from #Turkey to their homes. One tells ms he's going back to defend his property
UN cars on road to Akcakale. More than 20K refugees fled Tal Abyad, but hundreds reportedly returned earlier today
#ISIS seized Palmyra last month, leaving the site untouched. On Saturday, a #Syrian regime air strike hit the ruins. tinyurl.com/nvhnxo8
#YPG Kurds cut road to #ISIS 'capital' in battle for #Syria border town of Tal Abyad tinyurl.com/q3l7k3e
While cultural attitudes relaxed in parts of #Istanbul, members of #turkey's LGBT community face daily discrimination & threats of violence
A contestant struts down the runway at @ANGELOFTURKEY transgender beauty pageant, hosted ahead of #Turkey's LGBTPride
Contestants watch as a Zenne dancer (male belly dancer) performs at the #Istanbul transgender beauty pageant. #Turkey
Broken hearts at the #AngelOfTurkey transgender beauty pageant in #Istanbul. #LGBTPride #Turkey
#Turkey hosted a transgender beauty pageant, as #Istanbul gears up for annual gay pride festivities #LGBTPrideMonth
My latest on what's behind the loss in support for #Erdogan's AKP in #Turkey's election: (via @csmonitor) twitter.com/csmonitor/stat…
Good read on what's ahead for post-election #Turkey on the foreign policy front: twitter.com/peterson__scot…
Two Kurdish mothers, whose sons had disappeared during the Turkish state's war with PKK insurgents. @… instagram.com/p/3tQRhepfz6/
Weird things going on over at the White House. Press evacuated and TV camera lenses covered up by WH staffers. twitter.com/frankthorpnbc/…
#diyarbakir HDP supporters here saying they believe attack on Islamist group this afternoon was provocation to stir violence and unrest
#Diyarbakir Police sergeant on site in Sehitlik says officers are negotiating with both leftist and Islamist groups to calm the situation.




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