"Memories of Sept. 12 coup still haunt Turkey

Erdal Eren, a high school kid, was one of the executeds…

Never without confronting Sept. 12

Sept. 12: Military coup, violence, torture, executions and lost generations.

Memories of Sept. 12 coup still haunt Turkey

Yesterday was the 28th anniversary of a bloody military coup that took place on Sept. 12, 1980, the effects and vestiges of which still cast a dark cloud over Turkish politics.

The symbolic court organized by the Initiative of 70 Million Steps Against Coups tries the generals responsible for the coup of September 12. Those who witnessed the brutal tortures of the period talked about their experiences.

300 people were at Bilgi University to put the makers of the September 12 military coup on trial.

Court of Conscience for the September 12 coup, organized by the Initiative of 70 Million Steps Against Coups, had as its goal to try symbolically the makers of the September 12 Coup, generals Kenan Evren, Sedat Celasun, Nurettin Ersin, Tahsin Şahinkaya and Nejat Tümer, with the participation of those who witnessed the period.

Court will unmask AKP’s real face, opposition argues

The Justice and Development Party, or AKP, has attempted to cover up corruption allegations regarding it relationship with a pro-government charity based in Germany, but the judicial process

Debating justice for coup generals

As the country marks the 28th anniversary of the Sept.12, 1980, coup d’etat, the prosecution of the generals behind the coup, who still enjoy immunity based on a 26-year-old “temporary” constitutional article, has become an increasingly articulated demand by society.

AKP faces a tough choice over Southeast

Turkey’s top anti-terror board convened yesterday, weeks before the expiration of a motion that allowed the Turkish military to conduct cross-border operations to root out terrorists in northern


Turkish Grand National Assembly, or TBMM, is suspended, the constitution is abolished, political parties are closed down and their wealth and

A new corruption story, this time the CHP

As corruption claims swirl around the Justice and Development Party, or AKP, a senior member of the main opposition Republican People’s Party, or CHP, is facing accusations of his own.

No permission to investigate Ergenekon prosecutors

The Justice Ministry on Friday denied permission for an investigation into the public prosecutors who indicted the “Ergenekon” gang, accused of seeking to overthrow the government.

Details from Gen. Koşaner

A division of labor in the military’s command chain has been revealed through the statements of the new chief, Gen. İlker Başbuğ and the new Forces Commander, Gen. Işık Koşaner. Başbuğ

Has Ergenekon changed how PKK is perceived among Kurds in northern Iraq?

One of the questions most frequently asked of me after I returned home from my visit to northern Iraq was what the Kurds in the region think about the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).

The Constitutional Court’s reasoning by MÜMTAZ’ER TÜRKÖNE

Constitutional Court President Haşim Kılıç said the reasoning behind the closure case against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) will be made public in early October.

Time for a new look on the Kurdish problem


An all-encompassing meeting headed yesterday by Prime Minister Erdoğan on the subject of the struggle against terror happened to fall on the same day as the seventh anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Peace doves and accreditation


I am very pleased about the military’s accreditation practices including more media outlets. Currently, the practice of accreditation is implemented not only toward newspapers and television stations but also towards specific individuals.

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