The Kurdish issue — the country’s biggest problem — is now entering a very different stage. Both sides of the issue have come to the fore. On one side is the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the Democratic Society Party (DTP).
The solution involves a government minister with the title of “deputy prime minister” and his delegation: a minister who can oversee not only the military aspect to the fight against terror but also other dimensions as well, a person who receives his authority directly from the prime minister himself and who is equipped with a permanent group of military leaders who are able to direct the entire military’s General Staff.
Chief of Staff Gen. İlker Başbuğ proposed a groundbreaking move to confront terrorism in the Southeast during a closed Cabinet meeting, several pro-government daily newspapers have
Turkish court speeds up reading Ergenekon indictment
Ergenekon prosecutor promotion delayed by HSYK
Today’s Zaman, Turkey
EU breaks its silence on Turkey’s Ergenekon
Trial continues with reading of indictment
Today’s Zaman, Turkey
We call the Ergenekon trial the case of the century. Why do we care so much about this case? If this case is corrupted and ends up a fiasco, Ergenekon will come to power.
Politics is shaped within a different process of habits in every nation in the world. From the various ways in which politicians address each other to how politicians should behave in different situations, there is a whole range of specific characteristics to national political ways which, over time, become rooted and unchanging.
The Turkish economy is “on a dangerous path” and in urgent need of funding, according to articles in three prominent newspapers yesterday. Citing a “newly published estimate” by Deutsche Bank,
The Republican People’s Party did not attend Republic Day celebrations held at Parliament yesterday, in protest of President Abdullah Gül. The Democratic Left Party joined the boycott of the
The decision taken by the Constitutional Court to render null and void amendments made to Articles 10 and 42 of the Turkish Constitution are, quite rightly, the focus of intense criticism these days.
The formation of Turkey as a new republic in 1923 was, of course, the decision of the leadership elite, but it was also important on a worldwide level from the perspective of history and from the sense of will and volition that independence brought about.
(Mahmud) Esad Coşan Just before he died, Nakşibendi Sheik Mehmet Zahid Kotku is known to have directed Necmettin Erbakan to go into politics on behalf of the order. Kotku has also directed his son-in-law Esad Coşan to take over the leadership of the order. Coşan took over the leadership mantle after Kotku passed away on November 13, 1980; just 2 months after the Sept 12 coup. Coşan led his
Turkish Sugar Plants Director General (Şeker Fabrikaları Genel Müdürü) Azmi Aksu is… the brother of Abdulkadir Aksu who served as former Minister of Interior under ANAP and then joined Erbakan’s RP. Turkish Railways Administration Director General (TCDD Genel Müdürü) Süleyman Karaman is… PM Erdogan’s close friend and Minister of Transportation Binali Yıldırım’s relative. Turkish Collective
Following the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Turkish Republic, discussions on its 85-year adventure continue, with many commentators complaining that an elitist group which sees the republic as its own asset and a medium to preserve its privileges has alienated it from the public under the pretense of “protecting” it.