Not worse than 1990s yet but Turkish police shows signs of increasing arbitrary arrests and undocumented acts. People have been wondering whereabouts of Barbaros since last night and finally he tweeted that he is back at home…
Teams from İstanbul Police Department raided premises of the neo-nationalist Turkey Youth Union (TGB) early on Saturday ahead of what is to be the final
The Gezi Protests have shown us that the Turkish government must urgently adopt concrete mechanisms to ensure citizen participation in decision-making processes. Can the EU help?
Prime Minister Erdogan has much to boast about, but the vision of hope is fading fast
It is proving a long, turbulent summer for Turkish democracy. The chaos of Gezi Park may have abated after judges conveniently stopped building work there; but the fundamental reasons for protest haven’t gone away ? just as tourists, alarmed by demonstrations spreading far beyond Istanbul, haven’t come back. And the crisis of Turkish journalism ? too many reporters in prison, far too many sacked for telling their readers what happened in Taksim Square ? grows worse, not better, in a climate of fear where even the most distinguished professionals, such as Yavuz Baydar, ombudsman of the daily Sabah, or Derya Sazak, editor of Milliyet, can suddenly find themselves out of a job.
Mehmet Ali Şahin has lashed out at Istanbul Governor for his remarks over Ergenekon hearing