Monthly Archives: Şubat 2014

Prime suspect Reza Zarrab, sons of two ministers released in graft probe

Iranian businessman and prime suspect Reza Zarrab as well as sons of two ministers are among five released in corruption investigation on Friday.   Turkish court decided to release the suspects, including Barış Güler, son of former Turkish Interior Minister … Okumaya devam et

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Black february? In Turkey Gov’t pressure over media, business increases

Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks referring to the Feb. 28 memorandum, asking why businessmen and media are not included in the post-modern coup case, have raised concerns about the government’s increasing grip on the media and business world.   While … Okumaya devam et

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US report labels Dec 17 as ‘scandal, slams Turkish gov’t, calls for respect for rule of law

The US State Department has expressed concerns over rule of law and judicial independence in Turkey, saying “law enforcement and the judiciary were subject to executive branch influence as the government reassigned thousands of police and prosecutors during the December … Okumaya devam et

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American companies reject claims that they proved telephone recording is fake

fter the release of scandalous voice recordings that purportedly show Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his son Bilal Erdoğan discussing how to “get rid of” large sums of money cached in their homes and those of their relatives, pro-government … Okumaya devam et

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The AKP’s Election Strategy: Controlling the Corruption Narrative

Originally posted on Turkey Wonk: Nuclear and Political Musings in Turkey and Beyond:
I am breaking my silence. I am still committed to finishing my dissertation before the end of this academic year, so I don’t expect to post many more…

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Erdoğan orders private TV channel to interview minister in prep school row, recording shows

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan allegedly ordered a TV manager to conduct a live interview with the education minister to present the government’s narrative on prep schools, a new voice recording posted on YouTube has revealed. According to Today’s … Okumaya devam et

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Erdoğan insists voice recordings fake as opposition calls on gov’t to resign

A voice recording leaked on the Internet on Monday evening, which allegedly features Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan instructing his son to dispose of vast amounts of cash amid an ongoing corruption operation, has sent shockwaves through the country, with … Okumaya devam et

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My commentary: Pit

“Mr. Erdoğan has to acknowledge right away that his dominating style threatens Turkey’s future and prosperity.” ”If he does not change his style, investors might become impatient soon like everyone else and it will be difficult for Turkey to regain … Okumaya devam et

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Turkish opposition calls for Erdoğan’s resignation

During his party’s parliamentary group meeting on Tuesday afternoon, Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu played a leaked voice recording allegedly of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his son Bilal.   In the new voice recording published online … Okumaya devam et

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Despite amendments, Turkey’s intel bill worrisome, identical to regime change

A parliamentary commission on Monday approved a proposal to make changes to 15 articles in a controversial bill on the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), but the draft is still worrisome for various reasons, according to legal experts and opposition politicians, … Okumaya devam et

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