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