Share this post with Digg

It seems that AKP is about the settle down as a center right political party with a more islamic tone. In the election process, now comes the peace with TÜSİAD…

https://i1.wp.com/www.gaste24.com/image/haber/2011/01/20/Resim_1295543287.jpg

PM Erdoğan and Businessman Rahmi Koç. Photo source here.

US embassy cables: Turkish military ‘plot’ sparks US fears for democracy

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk

C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 03 ANKARA 000294
SIPDIS
DEPT FOR EUR/SE; OSD FOR WADE POPOVICH
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/22/2020
TAGS: PGOV, PREL, MOPS, TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY: LARGEST WAVE OF MILITARY DETENTIONS TO DATE POSES QUESTIONS: WHAT NEXT IN AKP-MILITARY CLASH?
REF: A. ANKARA 150
B. ANKARA 53 AND PREVIOUS
C. ANKARA 107

WikiLeaks cables: US feared Turkish military backlash in ‘coup plot’ arrests

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Ben Quinn

Turkish arrests of senior military officers last year could trigger ‘unpredictable reaction’, US embassy cable warned

US diplomats in Turkey feared that a wave of arrests of senior military officers last year over an alleged plot to topple the country’s Islamist-rooted government could trigger an “unpredictable military reaction”, according to a leaked diplomatic cable.

THE CORRIDOR ? Electoral calculations in the AKP

from Hurriyet Dailynews by GÖKSEL BOZKURT
It seems that the AKP will shuffle the deck for the June 2011 elections as Erdoğan does some tinkering with the party and clarifies his preferences.

What just happened to the AKP?

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
If the current illiberal rhetoric of the party is a deliberate election strategy to win nationalist votes, then it is a very wrong one.

Başbakan Erdoğan'ı şaşırtan fotoğraflar
more Erdoğan photos here.

Islamic group is CIA front, ex-Turkish intel chief says

The Washington Post (USA), January 5, 2011

By Jeff Stein

A memoir by a top former Turkish intelligence official claims that a worldwide moderate Islamic movement based in Pennsylvania has been providing cover for the CIA since the mid-1990s.

The memoir, roughly rendered in English as ?Witness to Revolution and Near Anarchy,? by retired Turkish intelligence official Osman Nuri Gundes, says the religious-tolerance movement, led by an influential former Turkish imam by the name of Fethullah Gulen, has 600 schools and 4 million followers around the world.

Poll shows Turkey’s Erdogan likely to win election

from Yahoo news
Turkey’s ruling AK Party, led by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, has the backing of 46 percent of voters, less than six months before a national election, an opinion poll published on Sunday showed.

Erdogan to Turkey: I didn?t go to Yale, I?m you

by acturca

The Washington Times (USA) Monday, January 17, 2011

Claire Berlinski *, Istanbul

If you were just to skim the news about Turkey?s freak crisis, you might miss some of the interesting cultural subtleties. Erdoğan has recently described it as?you guessed it?a freak, and demanded it be torn down.

The AK Party?s pro-democracy credentials

by ŞULE KULU YILMAZ
Almost all segments of Turkish society, including some staunch opponents of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), agree that Turkey has achieved many reforms under the rule of the AK Party in the past eight years.

Gamble of a media tycoon

by İHSAN DAĞI
Mehmet Barlas, an experienced journalist from the Sabah daily, wrote the other day that in the upcoming general elections the real opponent of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan is not Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP), but Aydın Doğan, the owner of Doğan Holding.

Step by step, gulf between Turkey and Kurds narrows

The New York Times (USA), January 10, 2011, p. A8

By Sebnem Arsu

For years, Kurds in Turkey knew better than to air demands for more rights in public. In a country that has often valued loyalty to the state above free speech, discussion of placing any distance between the Kurds and the state was tantamount to a prison sentence.

The Sledgehammer case: Questions Harvard professors Dani Rodrik and Pınar Doğan can?t explain

by EMRE USLU
As is known, Dani Rodrik, the son-in-law of Çetin Doğan, who is accused of being a pro-coup perpetrator, and his wife, Pınar Doğan, have brought into question one of the most critical pieces of evidence in the Sledgehammer case, CD 11, by way of a legitimate question they posed. However, very critical information I found last week has made Doğan and Rodrik?s question itself questionable.

Are CDs 11 and 17 the junta?s CDs? (1)

by EMRE USLU
The handwriting I noticed as I examined CDs 11 and 17 that were brought to the agenda as part of the Sledgehammer (Balyoz) case was certified by graphologists as having great similarities with the handwriting of then-1st Army Operations Commander Süha Tanyeri, adding another dimension to debates on the case.

Who wins in a two-party system in Turkey?

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
If Kılıçdaroğlu is able to gain the support of center-right voters who are uncomfortable with the AKP?s trajectory, it would represent a seismic shift in Turkish politics.

Profile | Nebil Ilseven

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M


On 10.01.2011, Nebil Ilseven took over the CHP | Republican Peoples Party Chairmanship of Istanbul Province following Berhan Simsek’s resignation to become a candidate for the upcoming national Elections.

Are we ready to prepare a democratic constitution democratically?

by ORHAN KEMAL CENGİZ
After the constitutional referendum, we immediately began discussing the need for a new constitution. Like many other liberals and democrats, I was in the ?Yes, but not enough? camp, which means we supported the amendments conditionally, believing that they will pave the way for the adoption of a brand new constitution.

Doğan media-CHP flirtation

by ŞULE KULU YILMAZ
The main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP), which has been going through serious changes under its new leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, tied the knot with two figures last week. On Tuesday Nebil İlseven, the former CEO of Doğan Media Group (DMG), was appointed to head the party?s İstanbul branch.

Namik Kemal Zeybek to Head DP

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M


A political chameleon MHP, BBP and now DP

Mavi Boncuk |

Namık Kemal ZEYBEK. (b.1944, Bayburt,Turkey – ) the once Minister of Culture (47th Turkish Government) is elected to head The Democratic Party DP.[1]

US Consul General to Istanbul | Scott Frederic Kilner

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M


On October 18, the newly appointed U.S. Consul General to Istanbul Scott Frederic Kilner visited Armenian Patriarchate in Constantinople to get acquainted with the patriarchate and local Armenian community. Vicar of Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople Archbishop Aram Ateshyan congratulated the U.S. official on the appointment to the post and provided him with information on the history of Armenians in Turkey and the current issues of the community.

A prosecutor, an expert and an Ergenekon suspect

by EMRE USLU
I have been examining supporting evidence dossiers related to the Sledgehammer case in detail for some time now. Each document I come across makes my eyes pop out. Today, I am going to write about someone who was appointed as an expert in the Ergenekon investigation and was arrested for working as a ?spy? after documents were seized from the Gölçük Naval Command as part of the Sledgehammer case.

Main Turkish opposition looking to bring in high-profile names

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
Turkey?s main opposition is preparing to add several high-profile figures from other political parties to its ranks as it seeks to gain votes from the left and the center right.

Tagged in: , , , , , , , , ,

%d bloggers like this: