“The ?judicialization? of politics

Turkish judiciary invades the politics…
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Men sit under a statue of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, founder of secular Turkey, in central Ankara February 17, 2010. REUTERS/Umit Bektas

The ?judicialization? of politics


Today the democratic world is facing the serious problem of the ?judicialization of politics.? I don?t mean just the way state elites have been seizing politics via the high judiciary in Turkey.

Chief Prosecutor Arrested, Supreme Court Investigates

from Bianet :: English
Chief Prosecutor Cihaner from Erzincan was arrested in the scope of the Ergenekon investigation. The Supreme Court launched an investigation. HSYK revoked special authorities of the prosecutors who interrogated and arrested Cihaner.

Arrest in Ergenekon probe divides Turkey

from FT.com – World, Europe
The Supreme Board of Judges and Prosecutors said the prosecutors who ordered Mr Cihaner’s arrest had exceeded their powers. The head of the supreme court and the council of state later endorsed the decision

Prosecutor prosecuting prosecutor


Erzincan Chief Public Prosecutor İlhan Cihaner was arrested yesterday by a court in Erzurum. The decision to prosecute Cihaner came from Erzurum Special Prosecutor Osman Şanal. Mutual accusations between the two prosecutors have already been in the press for some time.

Turkey arrests prosecutor in anti-government plot
Radio Netherlands
More than 200 people, including military officers, lawyers and politicians, have been arrested since the “Ergenekon” case came to light two and a half years

MUHAMMED ÇETİN – Solipsism and idle threats from the Turkish deep state


Just as the northwest of Turkey is overwhelmed by floodwaters, so the swirling waters of our public life are littered with the flotsam and jetsam of claims and counterclaims, reports real and fake about public and private matters.

İBRAHİM ÖZTÜRK – TÜSİAD?s return to democracy and market economy

In the last column, I focused on a recent work by Goldman Sachs on Turkey, underlining the country?s great potential as well as several challenges in the coming three decades. Apart from this report, there is also much more research forecasting that Turkey will be one of the largest beneficiaries of the new world that is emerging in the Eastern part of the globe.

Calling the military?s bluff


Let us call a spade a spade, or in this case an epaulette an epaulette. The head of the Turkish military threw a controlled tantrum in front of the press the other day, and how did we all react? Of course, there were those who heard the bugle call and rallied to the army?s defense.

Are Turkish Coups Different from the Others?

from U.S.A.K. Blog by USAK


The belief that Turkish military coups are different like our other jobs from rest of the world became a popular idea among intellectuals including political scientists, as so far. According to this assumption,

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