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Commission passes bill granting excessive power to intel body

 

Parliament?s Internal Affairs Commission has shrugged off strong criticism from the public and opposition parties to pass a bill that would give the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) expanded powers after lengthy discussions on Feb. 23

Reports of widespread wiretapping make waves in Ankara

 

Up to 7,000 people, including the prime minister, intelligence chief, opposition figures and business leaders have been wiretapped, two Turkish newspapers claimed, making waves in Ankara

 

Thousands wiretapped, including PM Erdoğan, intel chief and top journalists: Report

 

Thousands of people, including Turkish PM and intelligence chief, have been wiretapped for years, daily claims

 

Thousands of Phones Allegedly ?Tapped? in Turkey

At least 3,064 notable people?s phones have allegedly been tapped in Turkey within an investigation approved by a prosecutor and launched after an anonymous complaint.

 

Erdoğan and his AKP are preparing for a long-term struggle

 

One of the reasons why Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is pushing for all of these recent controversial laws is the fact that he caught President Abdullah Gül in a really difficult position

 

Turkish gov’t takes a step back on intel bill upon harsh criticism

 

A government-led bill envisioning increased powers for Turkey?s national intelligence body also provides a legal framework for the ongoing talks with the PKK

 

State-funded projects fuel PM Erdoğan?s local election campaign

 

As Turkey heads to the local elections on March 30, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are not shying away from enjoying the benefits

As Erdoğan?s chances for presidency diminish

There are two reasons why people who are concerned over Turkey are eager to see what President Abdullah Gül will do regarding disputed bills

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