Ergenekon Col. Dönmez purged from TSK, sentenced to four years imprisonment
Dönmez who has been considered as a key suspect in the ongoing Ergenekon investigation which aims to reveal the shady network within state, escaped from
An unfortunate incident that took place three years ago when Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s wife, Emine, wanted to visit ailing thespian Nejat Uygur, who was hospitalized at the Gülhane Military Academy of Medicine (GATA), brought discrimination against covered women back on to the country?s agenda.
Had we only spent more time pondering how ridiculous it was to reduce the concept of the famous ?Republic woman? to the image of a woman wearing a hat, perhaps we would have been able to base our own republic on a stronger foundation.
Turkey adapting to change in roles of military and government
Clos also shared his opinions on the recent investigation into Ergenekon, a clandestine gang charged with plotting to overthrow the government.
Journalists divided over alleged ‘Sledgehammer’ lists
Hurriyet Daily News
The 27 journalists later filed an official complaint at the Beşiktaş Public Prosecutor’s Office on Thursday. Ilıcak has been very active in keeping the
The disclosure of the ?Sledgehammer? plan by the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and the debate about the Protocol on Cooperation for Security and Public Order (EMASYA) once again confirm that civilian-military relations in Turkey are undergoing a major transformation.
Statements made by Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the deputy chair of the Republican People?s Party?s (CHP) parliamentary group, this past weekend at the Middle East Technical University (ODTÜ) Alumni Association have once again brought to the agenda the issue of how successful or unsuccessful the CHP — which likes to identify itself as ?leftist? — has been in embracing society at large.
The first step was taken on a television program that aired on Monday. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, ?No such thing as [the Protocol on Cooperation for Security and Public Order] EMASYA can exist.?
[Originally published in Hurriyet Daily News] Do you think that Turkey would be better off if it achieves “economic independence”? Would we Turks be wealthier if, for example, we drive all foreign companies out and “nationalize” the whole economy? I don’t know how you would answer these questions, but some circles in Turkey certainly answer them very positively. These are often the Marxist-Leninists, and other shades and grades of the radical left, who believe that global capitalism is a monster that plunders the nations it breaks into. The solution they suggest is to drive out the “imperialists,” and then create a completely national economy totally dominated by the state. Only then, they think, will we have a wonderful country such as, say, North Korea.
EMASYA is an acronym that stands for security, public order and cooperation. This acronym is used to describe a protocol detailing how the military is to function as a police force during periods of social unrest.
Dubious hospital records keep Ergenekon generals out of jail
Contradictions abound in hospital records that have prevented several retired generals from being imprisoned during the investigation into Ergenekon
The report was intended to ascertain whether Ersöz has serious problems preventing him from appearing at the Ergenekon trial.