That’s how it works here in Turkey… They do not seem to know that both drinks belong to same company… Pro-AKP circles started a campaign to boycott Israeli products and their first product to boycott is Coca Cola. Although the latter is not an Israeli company, they believe that Coca Cola “helps” Israel. Thus comes the boycott. I am not sure if this silly boycott will be effective at all…

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GÖP started a social media campaign titled “Diren Gazetecilik” [“Resist, Journalism”] for the July 24 Journalists and Press Celebration in the name of Struggle for Press Freedom Day

Turquie : changement de régime ?
Libération (France) vendredi 18 juillet 2014, p. 22 Par Samim Akgönül * La Turquie s’apprête à voter les 10 et 24 août lors d’une élection inédite où le président de la République sera élu au suffrage universel, à travers un scrutin à deux tours, mais vidé de sa substance. La loi électorale prévoit minimum 20

40 Years after the Intervention: Turkish Public Opinion on the Cyprus Dispute
Public Opinion Surveys of Turkish Foreign Policy (EDAM)                              Türkçe 2014/3 EDAM’s ninth public opinion survey shows that 40 years after the intervention, the Turkish public is divided on how to resolve the Cyprus issue. When asked about their preferences for the outcome of the ongoing

 

As of yesterday, more than 100 suspects, most of whom were former police officers in key positions, were in custody as part of an investigation into the “parallel state” claims
Police officers, including chiefs from the anti-terror department detained as part of a probe into the alleged ‘parallel state,’ are set to be questioned on accusations that they wiretapped Turkey’s intelligence chief
Turkey’s top court has dismissed two separate appeals from the main opposition party concerning contested local election results in the capital city of Ankara for lack of jurisdiction
Although Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan does not want it to be debated within the party until the end of the presidential election
FOLDED CORNER – ‘The Emergence of Social Democracy in Turkey: The Left and the Transformation of the Republican People’s Party’ by Yunus Emre

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