Turkey’s Democratic Institutions Besieged

brookings.edu ? Peter W. Singer ? 1/3/14 ? In Foreign Policy magazine, John Hannah, a former national security advisor to Dick Cheney, suggests that ?the end? of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the Turkish prime minister, may ?suddenly be within the realm of

Lawmakers’ Twitter frenzy angers Deputy PM Arınç

 

Bülent Arınç failed to shy away from voicing his discontent over the social media activism of some fellow ruling Justice and Development Party members

Turkish PM Erdoğan holds unannounced summit with inner circle

 

Amid a grand graft probe involving the government that kicked off on Dec. 17, PM Erdoğan gathered with his inner circle for an unannounced meeting in Istanbul

 

Ex-economy minister traveled to Mecca with private jet of key suspect in graft probe: Report

 

The businessman Reza Zarrab who lended his plane to Çağlayan’s family is charged with forming a ring that bribed officials to help disguise illegal gold sales to Iran via Halkbank

Erdoğan isolates himself in power

 

On the road to have more control over ruling the country, Turkish Prime Minister Tayip Erdoğan seemingly isolates himself in power; in his own government?s power

Union of Turkish Bar Associations plays key role in retrial debate

 

Turkey?s judiciary must revisit convictions given in the Ergenekon and ‘Balyoz’ coup-plot cases and terminate special courts, bar unions maintains

 

CHP leader interrogates double standards in law, targeting Turkish PM?s son

 

Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized PM Erdoğan asking why his son did not testify as a part of an ongoing graft probe after being summoned

 

On Turkish State TV, You Can Laugh, But Not Drink

 

While censorship and self-censorship remain as serious problems for the Turkish media, the public broadcaster hits the headlines with another “booze-related” incident.

 

On TRT’s New Year show, Turkish folk singer Zara was supposed to sing these lyrics:

 

Ex-economy minister traveled to Mecca with plane of key suspect in graft probe: Report

 

The businessman Reza Zarrab who lended his plane to Çağlayan’s family is charged with forming a ring that bribed officials to help disguise illegal gold sales to Iran via Halkbank

 

Ex-opposition leader Baykal calls on President Gül to intervene in graft scandal

 

CHP’s former head Deniz Baykal is holding surprise meetings in Ankara and confirmed that he will meet President Abdullah Gül on Jan. 4

 

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