Turkey’s current $11,000 GDP per capita will rise to $25,000 by 2023 if the country swiftly adopts the presidential system, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
Erdoğan plan for super-presidency puts Turkey’s democracy at stake

The Turkish president’s attempted power-grab is slated from within his own party as divisions between the country’s executive and legislature deepen

 

The father of Gezi protester Mehmet Ayvalıtaş, who died in 2013, was beaten by security forces near an Istanbul courthouse during a scuffle ahead of the sixth hearing into his son’s death on March 25.
The polemic between Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç and Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek is over, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has declared, vowing zero tolerance for those in the ruling AKP conducting in-house quarrels in public ahead of the parliamentary elections.
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has admitted that his harsh public accusations against Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek were wrong but that he had to protect his personal rights, even as he warned the mayor that he would lose if he goes to court.
A 14-year-old girl has been wounded in the head with a tear gas canister in the Gazi neighborhood of Istanbul after police attacked protesters demonstrating against the detention of revolutionaries in the area, according to daily BirGün.
‘The Synthetic Baron’ walks away from a Turkish prison by faxing a fake release order
The Aug. 17, 1999, Marmara earthquake, known as the disaster of the century which left more the 17,000 people dead, will be featured on film for the first time.
bianet interview Turkey’s first openly-declared LGBTI politician Sedef Çakmak prior to June 7 Elections. We talked about her worries prior to being elected as well as the current outcome.
On February 11, a 20-year-old college student named Ozgecan Aslan was riding in a minibus in the southern Turkish town of Mersin. The murder caused a nationwide outpouring of anger over the treatment of women in Turkey, a country that has long struggled with high rates of gender-based violence relative to European countries. As Christina Asquith, a journalist in Istanbul, noted in The New York ..
Mules in Uludere in the southern province of Şırnak have allegedly been killed by soldiers

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