Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets members of the parliament from his ruling AK Party, during a meeting at the Turkish parliament in Ankara March 22, 2011. The United Nations should be the umbrella for a solely humanitarian operation in Libya, Erdogan said on Tuesday. “Turkey will never ever be a side pointing weapons at the Libyan people.? Read more » ” REUTERS/Umit Bektas
Turkish officers planned a coup against the AKP government in 2003, with the Chief of General Staff opposed and others playing the fence. They were opposed, among other things, to the AKP?s EU accession program because it would reduce the power of the military dominated National Security Council that the army had set up to ?advise? the government. Indeed, one cable describes the NSC as the actual power in Turkey and the elected government its ?servant?.
The US learned about the deep state, but what did it do?
The Taraf daily has been publishing documents from between 2000 and 2010 that were released by WikiLeaks over the past few days. There are 11000 documents, and 24000 pages consisting of cables from US diplomats in Turkey. It will probably take a few
US Ambassador says they are interested in elections in Turkey
Anadol asked the prime minister if the United States had an official request from Turkey to establish one of the radar systems for a US missile defense system in İzmir as indicated in WikiLeaks documents, and if so, what was the response of the
Turkish military fought AKP, itself in 2003, WikiLeaks cable says
Hurriyet Daily News
… cable published by WikiLeaks‘ Turkish partner, daily Taraf. The long title of the cable, dated June 6, 2003, was: ?Defining the Republic of Turkey: The chief of General Staff and the government are fighting between each other and within themselves
WikiLeaks cables paint portrait of the ‘deep state’ in Turkey
Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey’s president, the military and the judiciary were ?at the heart of the deep state? in 2002, according to a leaked US embassy cable that was released Monday by WikiLeaks‘ Turkish partner, daily Taraf. The elected Turkish governments are ?nothing
Turkish paper gains access to WikiLeaks cables
| AP ANKARA, Turkey ? A Turkish newspaper says it has linked up with WikiLeaks to publish thousands of US diplomatic cables covering Washington’s relationship with Turkey ? the country from which the largest number of cables originated.
CHP to guarantee seats for suspects by nominating in strongholds
Mustafa Balbay (right top), İlhan Cihaner (right bottom) In a move that has once again come to expose the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) determination to save a number of Ergenekon suspects through politics, the party has decided to