Erdoğan chairs first cabinet meeting, promoting presidential system

The meeting takes place at the Presidential Palace under the leadership of President Erdoğan and with the participation of Prime Minister Davutoğlu
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan convenes the board of ministers in his new Presidential Palace today on Jan. 19 for the first time since he was elected to his new post after the Aug. 10, 2014, election.

Erdogan Convenes Cabinet in Move Not Seen in Turkey Since 1993

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be the first Turkish president to chair a cabinet meeting since 1993 today, carrying through on his vow to transform the traditionally ceremonial position into an executive office.

Charlie Hebdo: Turkish court orders ban on web pages featuring front cover

Court orders ban on accessing online news portals which feature satirical magazine’s depiction of the prophet Muhammad

A Turkish court has ruled to block some web pages featuring the cover of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

 

SDT03. Istanbul (Turkey), 18/01/2015.- A Islamist protestor (C) reads from the Koran during a protest against French magazine Charlie Hebdo in front of French Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, 18 January 2015. Separate attacks in Paris, France, on Charlie Hebdo, a policewoman and the kosher supermarket last week left 20 dead, including three assailants who were killed by police. (Protestas, Francia, Turquía, Estanbul) EFE/EPA/SEDAT SUNA

Establishing permanent peace and ensuring democracy by working with today’s government is not easy work, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-head Selahattin Demirtaş has said.
Trust in the judiciary is at its lowest level in Turkey today, but the country’s judicial body will be better in future after recent elections also resulted in leftist and Kemalist judges joining the body, according to a high-ranking ruling party member.
For the wife of the gunman accused of killing four people at a kosher super market in Paris 10 days ago, the escape from questioning about complicity in the Charlie… Click to Continue »
hurriyetdailynews.com – Sedef Kabaş faces up to five years in prison. Prosecutors seek up to five years of imprisonment for Turkish journalist and anchorwoman Sedef Kabaş for her tweet in which she called on citizens not to forget the name of the judge who

 

President Serzh Sargsyan responds to Turkish President’s letter-invitation

armenpress.am – President Serzh Sargsyan responds to Turkish President’s letter-invitation YEREVAN, 16 JANUARY, ARMENPRESS. President of the Republic of Armenia, in response to President of Turkey Recep Tayyib Erdoğan’s letter in which the Turkish President…

 

Turkish military says MIT shipped weapons to al-Qaeda – Al-Monitor

the Pulse of the Middle East – Author: Fehim Taştekin January 15, 2015 Secret official documents about the searching of three trucks belonging to Turkey’s national intelligence service (MIT) have been leaked online, once again corroborating suspicions that Ankara has not…

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