arrests three people in raids over ‘insults’ targeting Erdoğan on Twitter

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Discussions between parties involved in Turkey’s Kurdish peace process accelerated in the run-up to Nevruz, March 21, which the government has highlighted as a potential milestone for the bid ahead of June 7 parliamentary elections
Renowned Turkish journalist Hasan Cemal received the Louis Lyons Award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism in a ceremony held at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University on March 12
Even the government has withdrawn the legislation of the remaining articles of Turkey’s Homeland Security Act draft, the opposition criticized the move saying that the most controversial topics have already been passed.
Turkish daily newspaper Sabah on March 11 published the “police statement” given by “Kabataş daughter-in-law” Zehra Develioğlu, the woman who claimed to have been attacked and harassed by a group of Gezi Park protesters in Istanbul’s Kabataş district on June 1, 2013
Atilla Taş has become the latest celebrity who was taken to a police center for insulting a public official in Turkey. ‘It is an honor to be detained for my opinions, not for stealing or for corruption,’ he tweeted to his more than 720,000 followers.
Turkey palace guarded by 1,000 police

More than 1,000 police officers guard Turkey’s presidential palace – the equivalent of one for every room.
Islamism in Turkey built its success on formidable grassroots work, taking advantage of political disillusionment in the 1980s and 90s. Kayhan Delibaş’s new book studies these circumstances in detail, and he spoke to HDN about his research and what it tells us about Turkey’s political landscape today.

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