Turkey’s intel chief, Hakan Fidan, “suspect” in KCK case… looks like a warning to Erdoğan’s reign…

PM Erdoğan personally had given support for Mr. Fidan now he is a “suspect” because he got talks with the PKK representatives in Norway… Looks like a warning to PM Erdoğan from internal rivals of his regime… 

Turkey’s intel chief suspect in terror case, daily Hürriyet reports

from Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul public prosecutor’s office called in today the chief of Turkey’s National Intelligence..

Two key police chiefs removed from duty in Istanbul

from Hurriyet Daily News
Istanbul Police Department’s intelligence director ..

Turkey prosecutors to question spy chief over Kurds – AlertNet



Deal falls through as AKP insists on internal rules draft

from Hurriyet Daily News
Party group representatives failed yesterday to strike an agreement over a draft proposal to amend Parliament?s internal regulations due to an article that limits the amount of time allotted to deputies to speak about group proposals.

Is the AKP Splitting or Is It the End of the Ergenekon Epic?

from The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya

Something is rotten in the state of Turkey.

Surely, something important is going on behind the scenes, but I don’t really believe that the governing AKP is splitting now. The latest developments may only be regarded as hints that the Ergenekon case is about to bedownsized by the AKP.

The Neo-Kemalist Ottomans?

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has described his government?s objective as ?bringing up religious generation.? Click here for Ihsan Dağı?s sensible response in Today?s Zaman. Excerpt:


Motive behind debate over internal rules

from Hurriyet Daily News
Will Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan move up to the presidential palace in

Auster and Erdoğan controversy grows

from Hurriyet Daily News
A row between U.S. author Paul Auster and Turkish Prime Minister

?Turkish Justice?: Still A Scary Thought?

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White
I saw this in today?s Hurriyet. Um, am I missing something? What is the ?criminal? aspect here? This isn?t just students picked up by the police for selling tickets to a Women?s Day Event or attending a music concert. This is students SENTENCED to YEARS in jail for selling tickets and listening to music. It would be great if the Turkish newspapers followed up on their ?stories? and gave us some real information. (I didn?t see anything in the Turkish language papers, but maybe I missed it.) Yes, the ubiquitous ?criminal organization law? (indistinguishable from the ?terror law?) was again harshly and unjustly applied, as it has been for anyone even remotely in touch with Kurdish issues or organizations, but where is the presumed ?terror? in this particular scenario? Was it the music?

Oppression will not endure, Kılıçdaroğlu tells Washington Post

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Justice and Development Party?s (AKP) oppression over the people of Turkey will not endure, main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said in a recent opinion piece he penned for the Washington Post.


Themes around Turkish inflation

from Hurriyet Daily News
There were three important inflation developments this past week, and strangely enough, Friday?s actual inflation turnout was the least interesting one.

Problem is not Erdoğan, it is others

from Hurriyet Daily News
The reason I am focusing on this topic is because I take it very seriously. I am talking about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s ..

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