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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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Gardner: ‘Turkey’s overarching problem is Mr Erdogan’

”Turkey has fallen hostage to the ambition of one man: President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. After voters in June stripped the ruling Justice and Development party of its majority, denying the neo-Islamist AKP a fourth triumph, he has all but hijacked … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Baydar comment: Erdoğan’s AKP runs out of steam, then what?

Here is my piece for TZ, today: We are now in the midst of a system crisis with unprecedented dimensions and unforeseen consequences. Turkey’s fiercely embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is betting whatever the country has gained over the … Continue reading

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Erdoğan’s threatful rhetoric, branded as hate speech, backslashes from Turkey and abroad

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s remarks about the Hizmet movement that compared the movement with an aberrant terrorist assassin organization in history could well be considered hate speech, according to experts and pundits. The prime minister, addressing a Justice and … Continue reading

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Are Erdoğan’s claims about graft probe, prosecutor convincing? No, say the experts

Here is a fresh report by Today’s Zaman:   Accusations leveled by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan at a public prosecutor who supervised part of the investigation into corruption and bribery claims during the former’s visit to Brussels are far … Continue reading

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Comment: Witch hunt – in the name of what?

Turkey has gone through much, but has never before fallen into such madness. The metaphor “ship of fools” might somehow describe the situation. Imagine a country where the prime minister, along with lackeys in his party, the bureaucracy and the … Continue reading

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AKP government attempts to find ways to contain the growing crisis

In an attempt to resolve a deepening political crisis that erupted with the government’s plans to change the structure and operation of the country’s top judicial body, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) has proposed that the opposition parties … Continue reading

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