Monthly Archives: July 2014

Demirtaş’tan TRT’ye suç duyurusu ve tazminat davası

Cumhurbaşkanı adayı Selahattin Demirtaş’ın TRT Haber, TRT Türk, TRT Avaz, TRT 6 ve TRT 1 kanalları, haber müdürleri ve Radyo Televizyon Üst Kurulu hakkında cumhurbaşkanlığı seçimlerine ilişkin, Anayasa’nın temel ilkelerine, kanunlara ve nihayetiyle YSK’nın tespit ettiği anlayışa ters düşen yayınlar … Continue reading

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Dört eski bakanın fezlekeleri seçim sonrasına bırakıldı

Eski bakanlar Muammer Güler, Zafer Çağlayan, Egemen Bağış ve Erdoğan Bayraktar hakkındaki yolsuzluk iddialarını soruşturmak için kurulan komisyon AKP’li Başkanı Hakkı Köylü, Meclis Başkanlığı’ndan 14 klasör halinde gönderilen fezlekeleri üyelere açmayarak, “Dizi pusulasının eksik olduğu” gerekçesiyle İstanbul Başsavcılığı’na iade etti. … Continue reading

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Turkey’s foreign policy choices may speed up division of Iraq

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) poor and miscalculated foreign policy choices have assisted the rise of the al-Qaeda offshoot the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in the region, dragging Iraq into divisive conflicts and … Continue reading

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Sencar: ‘Pollsters manipulate Turkish public with results favoring Erdoğan’

Many Turkish media outlets have published poll results showing presidential candidate Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan way ahead of his competitors, Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu and Selahattin Demirtaş, but this week’s guest for Monday Talk says that the poll results so far … Continue reading

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With a mouthpiece like TRT, wave goodbye to democratisation

If anyone these days cares to measure the state of journalism and its role in informing the Turkish public at the critical juncture of the election, a look into the row involving the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) should … Continue reading

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Erdoğan files a lawsuit against editor-in-chief

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has filed a legal complaint against the editor-in-chief of Today’s Zaman, Bülent Keneş, over messages on the microblogging site Twitter, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported on Thursday. In a complaint filed with the Ankara Public … Continue reading

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Kurdish settlement package passed by Turkish Parliament

The reform package that provides a legal framework for a process of settlement for Turkey’s decades-old Kurdish problem was approved in Parliament late on Thursday. The six-article package seeks, among other things, to provide legal immunity for state officials who … Continue reading

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Jafari mosque in İstanbul arsoned for second time in 2 days

A mosque belonging to the Shiite Jafari community in the Esenyurt district of İstanbul was vandalized just one day after it was set on fire early on Tuesday. According to media reports, two unidentified people entered Muhammedi Mosque in Esenyurt’s … Continue reading

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Pro-Erdoğan hackers target Turkish Armenian newspaper’s website

The website of a Turkish-Armenian newspaper, Agos, was attacked on Wednesday by hackers who appeared to be supporters of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. “You have been hacked, gentlemen,” read a note left by the hacker or hackers, who identified … Continue reading

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Kurdish independence seems inevitable, but problematic

“I do not expect to receive active assistance or resistance [from Turkey with regard to an independent Kurdish state],” Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), told Germany’s Die Welt newspaper on Monday. As the politicians in Baghdad … Continue reading

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