For the first time since it’s founding in 2001, AKP held its regular congress without the presence of its founding leader, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, but he made his clout felt with loyal names elected to the party’s decision-making body
“Jailed journalists, threshold for collective bargaining, no freelancers rights, refusals of press cards, restrictions of accreditation, growing prosecutions, less freedom to publish.”
According to Ayhan Kaya, a professor in the department of international relations at Bilgi University, the current nationalist frenzy, which, he maintained, is being designed by politicians, could be blocked if political leaders call for calm. Kaya .
A curfew declared in the Cizre district of the southeastern province of Şırnak since the evening of Sept.13 has been lifted, an official statement announced on Sept.14.
Turkish PM Davutoğlu pledges strong return to power in the Nov 1 with a soul-searching which would get guidance from founding principles of his AKP

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