@samarkeolog Twitter archive: political violence in Turkey

Partly to help me (publicly) archive material from before my @conflictantiq Twitter feed on looting and destruction of cultural and community property, partly to help me clarify (for myself) what I want to document on it, I’ve copied-and-pasted(-and-hyperlinked) the (immediately or otherwise) relevant material from my @samarkeolog Twitter feed (primarily on professional, Balkan and Mediterranean matters).

It was a huge time sink; but I am utterly dedicated to uneconomic(al) activity.

@samarkeolog tweets on political violence in Turkey are here.

Turkey: deep state politics; deep state violence

‘Day I finished @MishaGlenny‘s (great) #Darkmarket, which (un)fortunately has a lot on Turkey, @r3dh4ck hacked Turkish police. (Ha!… Oh…)’ (6th March 2012)

‘#Turkish state personnel knew #Dink was to be killed, presidential board says bit.ly/wyvLkh #Turkey #HrantDink’ (@HDNER, 20th February 2012)

19th January 2007, 19th January 2012 #Hrant #Hranticinadaleticin’ (20th January 2012)

‘5yrs since we rang each other asking, “is it really true?” / brbrmze tlfn edip ‘gerçekten oldu mu?’ diye sorduğumuzdan beş yıl geçti #Hrant’ (19th January 2012)

‘BLOODY HELL! RT @asteris RT @techsoc We Are All Armenians: Huge Istanbul march, Armenian journo #Hrant Dink murder’ (@MishaGlenny, 19th January 2012)

‘court convicts trigger-puller in #HrantDink murder, but not masterminds; defying reason, it judges crime “unorganized”‘ (18th January 2012)

‘Who is really ruling Turkey? Moderate Islamists, the Deep State, and things that will never change via @FP_Magazine’ (@yannistellidis, 11th January 2012)

‘BREAKING NEWS: 1980 coup leaders Gen Evren, Gen Şahinkaya to stand trial #Turkey’ (@HDNER, 10th January 2012)

‘*gets popcorn* MT @techsoc Holy wow! Former Turkish military chief, Ilker Basbug, charged with attempted coup’ (6th January 2012 – original tweet’s link cut)

‘.@HDNER Turk-Greek ties strained by arson row < or “Greek govt tries to distract Greeks from economy with nationalism”‘ (30th December 2011)

@ismailsaymaz reveals #Gendarmerie / #Ergenekon link between Malatya & Trabzon Christians’ murders @todayszamancom‘ (11th October 2011)

@guardian forgets fascists & deep state on list of possible bombers; but some ****’s bomb killed 3 in Ankara, üzüldüm’ (20th September 2011)

‘Former Turkish Justice Minister Mehmet Agar sentenced to 5 years in prison in Susurluk case that showed links btwn police, mafia, gov’t’ (@BenjaminHarvey, 15th September 2011)

Turkey: political violence

‘does PKK “free” women / do they “trad[e] one form of slavery for [an]other”?’ (30th January 2012)

‘Smashed windows, riot police & tear gas in Istanbul’s Taksim Square, reports @moniquejaques, after Kurds protest deadly airstrike #Turkey’ (@IvanCNN, 29th December 2011)

‘Kurdish conscripts not safe even in Cyprus: tortured&killed by comrades; see @cyprusmail @HDNER‘ (17th December 2011 – one of original tweet’s links cut)

Turkish painter stabbed in Istanbul after “humanity monument” meeting’ (@HDNER, 18th April 2011)

Turkey: symbolic violence in the Arab Spring

‘new blog already old: Turkish police stopped Syrian revolutionaries’ occupation of Istanbul consulate @HDNER‘ (5th February 2012)


  • I didn’t include ambiguous tweets, mid-event tweets, etc.
  • I removed incomplete sentences added by automatic tweet generators.
  • I converted in-tweet links into hyperlinked text.
  • I didn’t provide the permalink to my own tweets of links, because it would’ve meant a flood of unnecessary links and “@samarkeolog”s (and swallowed even more time).
  • Because my early tweets’ links weren’t clickable, I copied-and-pasted all of the tweets themselves (rather than links for embedding), but it’s far, far too time-consuming to continue to do that.

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