A controversial prosecutor who led probes into alleged coup attempts has fled to Georgia with a colleague after an arrest warrant has been issued on both judiciary figures for attempting to overthrow the Turkish government with the corruption investigations of 2013.
Turkish prosecutor who prepared Ergenekon case indictment flees to Armenia – VİDEO
Prosecutor Zekeriya Öz who led probes into the Ergenekon case and prepared an indictment in Turkey has fled the country. Governor of Artvin Kamal Cirit has said Zekeriya Öz’s counterpart Celal Kara too crossed into Armenia from Georgia, APA reports …
Detention warrants issued for 3 prosecutors overseeing Dec. 17 graft probeToday’s Zaman
Warrant issued for Turkish prosecutors who conducted key graft probeBGN NEWS
“Former prosecutors Zekeriya Öz and Celal Kara who were issued a warrant for the arrest went abroad,” said Governor of Artvin.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is seeking compensation from the co-leader of the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtaş, on charges of “gross insults, slander and impeachment.”
KCK demanded negotiations with Abdullah Öcalan should start in a free environment, political prisoners should be released and there should be a reinforced cease-fire.
A deputy from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has submitted a motion of inquiry to parliament regarding the living conditions of inmates in Turkish prisons and their compliances or disconformities to universal human rights
The Turkish Kurds who want peace – but not at any price

After two years of relative calm the sounds of war have returned to south-eastern Turkey. The Kurds are worried, but they’re also angry – and many blame Erdoğan

The racket of machine-gun fire rips through the evening silence. Plumes of smoke rise from the surrounding mountains where salvoes of missiles have set forests and farmland ablaze.

The Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda, said it disagreed with plans by Turkey and the United States to clear the Islamic State from an area along the Turkish border.

Nine people died in a series of attacks in Turkey on Monday. The government has blamed most of the violence on the banned Kurdish Workers’ Party PKK. Chaos in the country is most opportune for President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, some commentators write. Others voice disappointment that terror is all the PKK has to offer.


Council of Europe Secretary-General Thorbjørn Jagland has called for a de-escalation of violence in Turkey, amid rising attacks across the country
A member of parliament has claimed that Turkey has handed over six fighters of the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the military wing of Syria’s Democratic Union Party (PYD), blaming the government for committing a war crime

232 Turkish Scholars Call for International Help Facilitating Kurdish Peace Process

Supporters of the Leftist HDP party celebrating the party making it to the Turkish parliament. (Source: ROARmag)

Supporters of the Leftist HDP party celebrate making it to the Turkish parliament. (Source: ROARmag)

In Sultanbeyli district of İstanbul, policemen investigating the bombing attack carried out at night in front of the police station were opened fire in the morning. A police and two perpetrators died.
Fenerbahce confirm Mehmet Topal’s car was shot at in attack after training

• Topal was attacked after training in Istanbul on Tuesday
• Fenerbahce condemn attack as terrorism
The Turkish coastguard on August 11 rescued 330 Syrians adrift in the Aegean Sea after failing to reach Greece, as the number of migrants attempting the treacherous passage to Europe surges.

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