The AKP is ‘destroying the balance of powers’ and ‘authoritarian soldiers were (pushed) out, (an) authoritarian and Islamist government took their place,’ Nobel laureate Pamuk says

Turkey’s premier author anxiously observes his changing home

Turkish Nobel laureate author Orhan Pamuk works at his desk at his house in Istanbul, on Febuary 2, 2015. (photo credit: AFP/OZAN KOSE) …
A high school student in Turkey was sentenced to 12 months in prison on Feb. 15 for insulting then Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Thousands of advocates assembled outside the courthouse in Ankara and marched towards Turkey’s Parliament to protest the homeland security act draft.
Thousands members of Turkey's Bar Associations, with one holding a poster of Ozgecan Aslan, 20, a student,  whose body was found Friday in Mersin in southern Turkey,  in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Aslan allegedly fought a sexual assault before being killed by the driver of a bus she'd taken to go home.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

Thousands members of Turkey’s Bar Associations, with one holding a poster of Ozgecan Aslan, 20, a student, whose body was found Friday in Mersin in southern Turkey, in Ankara, Turkey, Monday, Feb. 16, 2015. Aslan allegedly fought a sexual assault before being killed by the driver of a bus she’d taken to go home.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)

The arrest demand cites the Sledgehammer case in which army officers were convicted as members of an armed terror organization
Colonel Aygün Eker, who was a military intelligence officer at the time of the Uludere massacre in the southeastern province of Şırnak, has said he warned his superiors before the fatal air strike.
The Armenian president has said he has asked the country’s parliamentary speaker to withdraw his signature from a groundbreaking 2009 agreement with Turkey meant to restore ties between the two nations
Mahir Kaynak, a former intelligence official famous for uncovering a military coup attempt in the early 1970s, was laid to rest in Istanbul on Feb. 16

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