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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