Ahead of Turkey’s crucial election scheduled for Nov. 1, CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has topped President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in television ratings figures, according to data published by the Turkish media.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed the editors of Turkish magazine Nokta, which was raided by police over its latest issue showing a photomontage of Erdoğan taking a selfie in front of a killed soldier’s coffin, as “dishonorable and despicable.”
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President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed the editors of Turkish magazine Nokta, which was raided by police over its latest issue showing a photomontage of Erdoğan taking a selfie in front of a killed soldier’s coffin, as “dishonorable and despicable.”
Public Prosecutor of İstanbul launched an investigation against journalist Hasan Cemal. Cemal wrote a column titled “Sultan in his palace is responsible for the bloodshed!”
Turkey’s top business organization has warned about the risks that political uncertainties, market fluctuations and security risks pose to Turkey’s economic gains, urging politicians to refocus on democratization and economic reform during a meeting in Istanbul on Sept. 17
LGBTI activist Mehmet Tarhan, who refused to serve in the Turkish military in 2001 but was forcibly drafted in 2005, has been detained on a charge of “defying military law” in the western province of Aydın, according to a message posted on his Twitter account.
Conscientious Objector Mehmet Tarhan was detained in Aydın province and then was released on probation. Tarhan commented: “Civil death started for me.”
District officials in Turkey’s southeastern Hatay province have generated public outcry by informing parents of a police officer killed in an attack by the outlawed PKK of their son’s death in front of cameras.
MHP of Turkey has not nominated Deputy Prime Minister Tuğrul Türkeş, who was expelled from the party after accepting an offer to join the country’s interim cabinet, and former Deputy Parliament Speaker Meral Akşener, when it submitted candidate list for the Nov. 1 snap elections on Sept. 18.
Weeks to go to Nov. 1 snap elections, the deadline for political parties to submit their candidate lists to the country’s top election authority ends on Sept. 18, with the AKP initiating a major revision to their previous list of the June 7 elections.
The deputy chair in charge of the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) organization has been ousted surprisingly, leading to questions in my mind about whether the party’s controversial social media strategy played a role in his demise.
The European Commission has said the investigation launched against the Doğan Media Group for allegedly making “terrorist propaganda” was the latest in a series of “disquieting infringements” of media freedom in Turkey, daily Hürriyet has reported.
An Istanbul prosecutor demanded the acquittal of 83 suspects in Poyrazköy Coup Plot Case on Sept. 18
President Erdoğan has publicly acknowledged the administration had instructed governors to not carry out military operations targeting outlawed PKK militants along the now-stalled resolution process
Angry mobs lashing out against an influential newspaper are part of a fierce campaign of intimidation that seems inspired by Turkish politicians.
Tens of thousands of people from across Turkey flocked into downtown Ankara on Sept. 17 to condemn terrorism and display solidarity, with the organizers of the mass rally particularly putting emphasis on the unity of the nation.

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