Turkish PM to announce democracy package with simultaneous translations in English, Arabic

The Turkish prime minister?s announcement of the much-anticipated democratization package on Sept. 30 will be simultaneously translated into English and Arabic

?Historic? package not ordered by jailed PKK leader, genuine AKP project: Turkish PM

PM Erdoğan has brushed aside opposition criticism about a much-anticipated democratization package that will be made public in two days

Three from our group betrayed us: Turkish Prime Minister

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reproached three AKP deputies for voting against a law banning the closure of political parties

Where Turkish politics meets football: AKP’s offside goal against ‘Çarşı’

ÇARŞI are being painted as the culprits of the pitch invasion and violence of the Sunday game. However, the ‘losing side’ of the incident is also ÇARŞI and the wider Beşiktaş fan base, a clear contradiction in terms.

The derby match between Besiktas and Galatasaray that was played in Istanbul was abandoned at the 90+2nd minute after an eruption of violence resulted in a pitch invasion. Foreign papers and local news reports alike have concentrated their coverage on the presence of violence without really probing the consequences or the underlying reasons why this event took place in the first place. Conveniently, we have also stopped questioning issues surrounding the AKP’s recent conduct or the ‘democracy package’ that the AKP have been promising to announce for the past 3 weeks.

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