aljazeera.com – Feb 26 – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan turns 61 this week, yet he remains politically dexterous enough to pull off some impressive sleights of hand. In the wee hours of Sunday morning, Turkey’s parliament passed the first 10 articles of a…
People in a democratic country should be able to express criticism of their leaders, a senior U.S. official has said, voicing Washington’s concern over Turkey’s human rights situation, amid a series of recent cases in which senior elected officials have opened cases against citizens upon alleged ‘insults.’
Kurdish problem-focused HDP’s deputy Sebahat Tuncel, who was sentenced for being a member of the outlawed PKK, should be retried, as her right to a free and timely trial was violated, Turkey’s Constitutional Court has ruled.
The International Press Institute’s (IPI) Turkish National Committee has announced that it will start a campaign against the increasing number of defamation lawsuits targeting journalists in Turkey. President Erdoğan’s initiative is described as ‘dangerous development for democracy.’
Daily Hürriyet editor-in-chief Sedat Ergin testified on Feb. 27 as a plaintiff in Ankara in a case involving the illegal wiretapping of politicians, police officers, judicial officers, civil servants, and journalists, including himself
Unlike what many argue, establishing an authentic Turkish-style presidential system is both possible and necessary, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stressed, underlining that presidential systems in different countries around the world vary in form