Human Rights Watch – Jan 12, 6:35 AM

On July 15, 2016, elements of the military attempted to carry out a coup d’état against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government. The attempted coup left at least 241 citizens and government

 
Human Rights Watch (HRW) released on Jan. 12 a report claiming that the Turkish government used last year’s foiled military coup to launch an “expansive crackdown that swept up peaceful critics and undermined democracy.”
 
Turkey’s parliament has approved three more items from a controversial constitutional amendment draft in late-night voting sessions on Jan. 12 and early Jan. 13, reducing many of the legislature’s own powers in favor of strengthening the president
Washington Post – Jan 12

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is no friend of the media. Since an attempted coup against him in July, he has jailed at least 144 journalists and shuttered or seized control of more than 150 media companies, according to Human Rights Watch

James in Turkey – View all posts by JamesInTurkey.com → – Jan 11, 4:50 AM

On Monday 9 January, Turkey’s MPs began debating the governing AK Party’s proposals to reform the country’s system of government and concentrate power in the hands of a single office, the presidency. You can read more about the proposals in detail

 

HAKİM has called on AKP’s two MPs Satır and Enç to apologize for carrying a banner reading “No Dogs Allowed” at parliament.

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