Monthly Archives: Temmuz 2014

Gaza myths and facts: what American Jewish leaders won’t tell you

Myth: Gaza is free. Fact: it has been under Israeli occupation since 1967 to this very day. This from Haaretz daily, one of the few hopes of free opinion in Israel: __________________________ If you’ve been anywhere near the American Jewish … Okumaya devam et

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Turkish opposition deputy asks if ISIL offshoot given land for military training

A leading member of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has submitted a parliamentary question demanding to know if a terrorist organization, claimed to be an offshoot of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist organization, … Okumaya devam et

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Hungarian PM Orban says he abandons liberal democracy, citing Turkey

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said he wants to abandon liberal democracy in favor of an “illiberal state,” citing Russia and Turkey as examples. The global financial crisis in 2008 showed that “liberal democratic states can’t remain globally competitive,” Orban … Okumaya devam et

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Senior Kurdish founding figure resigns from Turkey’s ruling AKP

Dengir Mir Mehmet Fırat, a senior member of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), has announced that he will step down from Turkey’s ruling party. Fırat, one of the founders of the AKP, made the announcement on his Facebook page. … Okumaya devam et

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EFJ: ‘Zaman, Today’s Zaman journalists targeted by Turkish authorities’

Journalists working for media outlets such as Zaman, Today’s Zaman or Taraf appear to be a new group of potential journalist targets for the Turkish authorities who have pursued a policy of criminalization against Kurdish, leftist and investigative journalists in … Okumaya devam et

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Erdoğan’s foreign policy increasing Turkey’s isolation in the region

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government is increasingly isolating Turkey in the region by taking sides and pursuing a foreign policy that includes “offensive language,” which is diminishing Turkey’s ability to have a … Okumaya devam et

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Turkish opposition denied access to corruption files on ministers

Members of a parliamentary commission investigating the alleged corruption of four ministers are purportedly being denied access to the summaries of proceedings regarding the accused ministers. Three ministers resigned and one was removed from his post following a major corruption … Okumaya devam et

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Turkey: On the campaign trail, divisions abound

Amid concerns of an accelerating shift towards autocratic rule, over 55 million voters in Turkey are preparing for the presidential elections, due in about two weeks. But to say the voters are truly engaged in the campaigns would be an … Okumaya devam et

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Power grab

The latest wave of arrests targeting mid- and high-ranking officers within Turkey’s police force marks yet another cornerstone on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s path to reach the final destination of absolute power. The similarities with Peru under Alberto Fujimori … Okumaya devam et

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PACE team concerned about fairness in Turkish presidential election

A delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has expressed concern about election fairness following talks it held recently in Ankara regarding the upcoming presidential election process. The six-member PACE delegation was in Ankara from July … Okumaya devam et

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