Monthly Archives: September 2015

British lawyers warn of severe human rights violations in Turkey

”Setback for democracy as 40,000 removed from jobs and police and media figures imprisoned…’ The Turkish government has been perpetrating “systematic human rights violations” on Turkey‘s judiciary, security force and media outlets critical of the administration ever since two graft probes … Continue reading

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’Refugee-phobia’ lays ground for the selfish EU to be duped into abandoning democratic values

To understand, first, the gravity of the developing story in Turkish politics, let’s have a look at the spot-on wrap up by David Gardner in Tuesday’s edition of the Financial Times: “Since his ascent to the presidency in August last … Continue reading

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Turkey: The high cost of a power grab

Here is the analysis by David Gardner, Financial Times, today: After voters stripped his party of its majority in June, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, known for lecturing Turks on what to eat or how many children to have, retreated behind … Continue reading

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Caravella Awards: Discussing human ordeal and journalism across the Mediterranean

In a sense, it was the meeting of a major contradiction. The gathering of 60-70 journalists from Italy, Albania, Portugal, Turkey, Morocco, Afghanistan, Switzerland, Holland and Romania to discuss the most burning and current issues linked to the Mediterranean Sea … Continue reading

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Public support for Erdoğan and the AKP decreasing, new survey reveals

A recent survey by the MetroPOLL Strategic and Social Research Center on the current political conditions in Turkey has revealed that the support for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is eroding in the public. When asked whether they approve Erdoğan’s performance as a … Continue reading

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Turkey in turmoil: Why the Doğan and Koza-Ipek groups are targeted

“If we wanted, we could crush you like a bug. You have been able to live until today only because we have shown mercy to you.” These are not lines from a mafia movie. They were printed by a pro-government … Continue reading

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In whose interest, is this nightmare of Turkey’s?

Are things truly spinning out of control in Turkey? Measuring the vastness of unpredictability and concern is not that difficult these days. At one end, strong spasms in the economy and the volatility of the Turkish currency are now daily … Continue reading

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Herewith, ladies and gentlemen, I present to you, my perfect column in the spirit of our time!

As you have read from the news, I am being subjected to an investigation for ‘insulting the president’ over two of my columns published on this news outlet on August 14 and August 17 – I have become the latest … Continue reading

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Turkey towards Emergency Rule, escorted by its ‘Genetically Modified Media’

Signs of a merge between militarist nationalism and corrupt political Islam become stronger every day. If true, Turkey faces its most destructive counter-force and a final test of the resilience of its already shaken and rattled parliamentary system. With its key … Continue reading

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