Turkey’s Erdogan and year of ‘foreign plot’

 

Erdogan uses might of state to quell unrest

Turkey’s economy was already in a shaky place, thanks to decisions by the U.S. Federal Reserve that could make it harder for Ankara to sell its goods and borrow cash overseas. A widening corruption scandal in Turkey could turn things from bad to worse.

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he will not step down amid corruption allegations that have forced the resignations of three ministers.

Turkey: Rift with U.S.-based cleric widens

 

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) – Turkey’s embattled prime minister on Saturday ratcheted up the rhetoric against a U.S.-based Muslim cleric seen as a threat to his government, for the first time directly suggesting followers have infiltrated the police and judiciary and are pushing a corruption probe against his allies.

 

Nedim Sener focuses on Cemaat role in Turkey scandal

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He argues that he has been targeted by the Cemaat and fell victim to a plot by its members in the police and the judiciary, who have tied him to the infamous Ergenekon case, where military officers, intellectuals and other civilians have been convicted

The end of ‘unshakable’ AKP myth

 

For the last couple of days, the codes and rules, which have been turned upside-down by Turkey?s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), have become hard to keep up with since the AKP was forced to fight a self-created ?monster.

 

Main opposition CHP questions new Turkish interior minister?s immunity

CHP questioned the legal appropriateness of actions by the new Interior Minister Efkan Ala, who will not gain immunity at least until Jan

Turkey: up from the depths | Editorial

 

The unseemly battle between the Hizmet movement and the AKP party paints a depressing picture of modern Turkish democracy

The “deep state” burst up from the depths in Turkey this week, threatening not only Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hold on power but the country’s hard-won reputation as a modern society. The idea that, behind the facade of apparently normal institutions, shadowy forces are at work, contesting one another and undermining the proper process of government, is part of politics in many places. But this is especially so in Turkey where, since Ottoman times, conspiracies and secret or semi-secret networks, real or imagined, have played an important role.

A police-judiciary joint operation and politics

 

Allegations of corruption and the impact of these allegations on the political scene are at the top of the agenda in Turkey. And it seems they will stay there for a while

New Turkish Interior Minister Ala reflects PM?s roadmap

 

The appointment of Efkan Ala as the new interior minister has been widely considered as the most evident signal reflecting PM Erdoğan?s resolve to play it tough

Erdoganists, Gulenists and The Gezi Youth

 

Like during the Gezi Park protests last June, the international interest to Turkish news is huge nowadays. Today, I was hosted at Al Jazeera America‘s studio in Istanbul, wrote an op-ed for Yedioth Ahronoth and gave a telephone interview to Danish TV2.

 

Their main question was same: Can the anti-corruption protests against the government change anything in Turkey?

Turkish corruption scandal: prosecutor accuses police of obstructing case

 

Prosecutor Muammer Akkas said he has been removed from case and suspect allowed to flee and tamper with evidence

A Turkish prosecutor accused police of obstructing his pursuit of a high-level graft case on Thursday as the prime minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government weathered a storm of allegations of corruption and cronyism.

Turkish army says it will not get involved in political corruption scandal

First military statement on crisis comes after Erdoğan adviser blames foreign conspiracy for investigation

Turkey’s army felt compelled on Friday to deny that it would get involved in a burgeoning political crisis that has blown up as a result of a top-level corruption investigation reaching up into the highest echelons of power.

Yasin al-Qadi and the Erdoğan family- Emre Uslu

A prosecutor in İstanbul has launched an investigation into allegations of corruption in İstanbul.

However, the government intervened and stopped the process, took the files from the prosecutor and tried to close the case.

Turkey’s Erdogan says foreign powers responsible for “dissemination propaganda”

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan says foreign powers and political opponents behind a high-level corruption scandal, which forced three ministers to resign. Gavino Garay reports.

The Reasoning of Pro-Government Media’s Conspiracy Theories

Millions of dollars in shoe boxes…

The phone of Suleyman Aslan, the general manager of state-run lender Halkbank, rang one day. A top manager of a pro-government newspaper asked Aslan if he could send

Turkey: Erdogan under new pressure to quit as protesters take to the streets

 

Riot police use teargas, water cannon and plastic bullets to break up demonstrations as corruption scandal grows

In scenes reminiscent of this summer’s massive anti-government revolts, hundreds of people took to the streets in cities across Turkey on Friday night calling for the government to resign following a high-profile corruption scandal that involves sons of cabinet ministers, leading businessmen and the head of a state-owned bank.

 

Le modèle turc en voie d?épuisement

Le Monde (France) A la Une, vendredi 27 décembre 2013, p. 1 Éditorial Il a fait rêver nombre de pays arabes et, longtemps, a rassuré les Occidentaux. Ce n?était ni le modèle iranien ? dictatorial et antioccidental ? ni le saoudien ? dictatorial et propagateur du venin islamiste. Le « modèle turc » , c?était

Turquie : Erdogan opte pour la manière forte

 

Les Echos (France) no. 21593, vendredi 27 décembre 2013, p. 4 Virginie Robert Fragilisé, le Premier ministre resserre l?étau sur la police et la justice. La livre turque a continué de chuter hier, de même que la Bourse. Déstabilisé, fragilisé par des affaires de corruption, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, le Premier ministre turc, a choisi l?offensive

 

Cerné par les affaires, le système Erdogan vacille

 

Le Monde (France) vendredi 27 décembre 2013, p. 2 Guillaume Perrier, Istanbul Correspondance Le premier ministre turc a été contraint à un remaniement touchant la moitié des membres du gouvernement. La soirée s?est passée dans une étouffante ambiance de fin de règne. Mercredi 25 décembre à Ankara, après une longue entrevue avec le président Abdullah

 

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