Monthly Archives: Ocak 2014

Media dimension in graft probe: CHP asks parliament Erdoğan on alleged bribery in Sabah-ATV sale

Voice recordings circulating on social media — allegedly of conversations between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his son Bilal, certain ministers and businessmen discussing bribery in the sale of the Turkuvaz Media Group — were brought to the agenda of … Okumaya devam et

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Faltering economy in Turkey is self-inflicted

From Deutsche Welle: This week’s rate hike by the Turkish Central Bank helped only briefly: After the US Fed decided to cut back on bond purchases, the lira took another tumble. But the problems in Turkey are largely self-inflicted.   … Okumaya devam et

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Baydar’s blog: Turkish public displays growing mistrust to Erdoğan, Gül, AKP and media

Here is my comment for TZ: There is a sharp decline in the public perception that Turkey is going well… Both the founders of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, as … Okumaya devam et

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‘Turkey’s internet law following nebulous drafting process’

From Index on Censorship: A few weeks ago, internet privacy activists in Turkey began expressing alarm over newly proposed amendments to the law already governing the country’s internet activity. If implemented, the changes would serve to increase the government’s already … Okumaya devam et

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‘Mayoral race for Istanbul likely to shape Turkish political landscape’

Here is a story by Reuters on a key election point in Turkey: mayoral race in Greater Istanbul area. Immaculately coiffed with a camera-ready smile, Mustafa Sarigul’s composure cracks a little as his campaign bus swings towards Istanbul’s old city … Okumaya devam et

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New survey reveals broad Turkish public support for corruption investigations

A recent survey carried out by the MetroPOLL Strategic and Social Research Center on the ongoing corruption investigations that have implicated people close to the government shows that the public largely supports the probe that came to public attention on … Okumaya devam et

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François Hollande’s homework: unblocking EU chapters 17, 23 and 24

Amid the growing turmoil and massive uncertainty about the course of Turkey, the visit by French President François Hollande offers some rays of hope. The visit, the first at the highest level between the two countries after 22 years, marks … Okumaya devam et

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Fear of political power takes Turkey’s prosecutors in his grip

In a new development, which adds to the suspicions that Turkey once more enters a new era of impunity, Süleyman Taşbaş, head of the Justice and Law Association, has claimed that several prosecutors in İstanbul refused to accept a criminal … Okumaya devam et

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Turkey’s graft probe prosecutors removed along with 115 others in a massive purge

Turkey’s government speeds up the moves to intervene in the judiciary, in a new series of administrative moves suspected to establish blockage to the proceedings of the graft probes. Here is a wrap-up fo today’s developments: Prosecutors Celal Kara and … Okumaya devam et

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WSJ: ‘Erdoğan’a göre yabancı medya çalkantıyı körüklüyor’

Wall Street Journal’ın türkçe sitesinde yer alan haber-analiz, siyaset-medya ilişkileri üzerine: Başbakan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, merkez bankası lirayı desteklemek için yapılacak ara toplantıya hazırlanırken yabancı medya kuruluşları ile iş dünyası lobi gruplarının ülkedeki siyasi ve ekonomik karmaşayı daha da artırdığını … Okumaya devam et

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