Government moves to dismiss whoever related to Gülen movement in the bureaucracy… A roundup…

After police forces, we hear that some high level officials at the Turkish State Television are also dismissed…


The Top 9 Conspiracy Theories Used To Explain A Massive Corruption Scandal In Turkey


A sprawling corruption investigation reaches deep into the government of Turkey?s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But who?s really to blame?



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Turkey’s EU Minister strongly refutes charges in corruption probe

EU Minister Egemen Bağış has become the first minister to issue a public statement on his involvement in the massive corruption probe

Police chief dismissal a political intervention into bribery probe: Ruling AKP deputy Günay

The dismissal of the police chiefs involved in the ongoing bribery probe represents a political intervention into the prosecutions

Recep Tayyip Erdogan denounces investigation and detention of cabinet ministers’ sons as anti-government plot

Eight people detained for questioning this week as part of a massive corruption investigation targeting allies of the prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have been formally arrested, the state-run news agency reported.

Turkey?s largest business organization has expressed its concerns over the corruption and bribery claims currently dominating the country?s agenda

Growing Corruption Inquiry Hits Close to Turkish Leader

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan weathered a summer of protest, but a corruption scandal poses a greater challenge.

Europe warns Turkey to secure impartiality in corruption probe


The European Commission urged the Turkish government to ensure ethical principles are maintained in judicial proceedings


Turkey Is a House of Cards

Power struggle between Turkish PM, Islamist movement could provoke political meltdown

Fifteen heads of Turkish police departments dismissed as cleanup goes on

Fifteen heads of police departments were discharged today as the government fights back against a major corruption probe

New requirements for prosecutors in Turkey’s bribery case raise impartiality concerns


The consent of two of three prosecutors looking into Turkey?s ongoing corruption investigation will now be required to make decisions in the case

AKP Strikes to Win The Winter War, But Turkish TVs Are De-Newsified


Although Turkey?s largest-ever bribery investigation continues, the AKP government has already done a lot to take the reins, including the dismissal of dozens of police officers.


The government also “embedded” two of its own prosecutors to the investigation andeffectively sidelined the “unattached” prosecutor who triggered the operation without informing Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.


The 2014 elections and a suspicious investigation


Turkey is fast approaching tripartite elections. There will be two elections in 2014

Ruling AKP burning bridges with Gülen movement


Turkey?s ruling AKP is preparing a purge of public servants deemed to have acted in line with an agenda set by the Gülen movement


AKP, Gülen set for battle until end: Investigative journalist

The power struggle between Turkey?s ruling party and Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen?s movement will not be stopped until one of them is brought down

Can a cabinet reshuffle save the Turkish situation?


When Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan summoned his Economy Minister Zafer Çağlayan to his residence, many political observers in Ankara believed the meeting could end up with Çağlayan?s dismissal


Le pouvoir turc ébranlé par un coup de filet anticorruption


Le Monde (France) jeudi 19 décembre 2013, p. 5 Guillaume Perrier, Istanbul Correspondance La police a placé en garde à vue les fils de trois ministres parmi les plus proches du chef du gouvernement, Recep Tayyip Erdogan ?Nous ne plierons pas » , a fait savoir le premier ministre turc, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, depuis la

Graft Inquiry Intensifies Turkish Political Rivalry


The New York Times (USA) Wednesday, December 18, 2013, p. A 4 By Tim Arango and Sebnem Arsu Istanbul ? At dawn on Tuesday the police raided the offices of several businessmen with close ties to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation, immediately raising the stakes of an unfolding


New details revealed about Turkey?s ongoing graft probe

The details are gradually being revealed regarding the ongoing corruption investigations


Questions that will hound Erdoğan

Life has all of a sudden become difficult for Prime Minister Erdoğan at the very moment he considered his political future secure


The short unhappy life of the ?Committee on Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men? in Turkey

Policy aiming to address Turkey’s real and persistent problem of gender inequality must be formulated in consultation with feminists. Unfortunately, there is ample reason to doubt that a government that refuses to name a problem can solve it, says Özlem Altıok.

On October 14, Anadolu Ajansi (AA), Turkey’s official news agency, reported that ?The Committee on Equality of Opportunity for Women and Men? (KEFEK) would be replaced with a ?Committee on Family and Social Policies? as part of draft legislation to change parliamentary bylaws. A few weeks later –  because their attention was focused at the time on another piece of draft legislation dubbed the ?women’s employment package? –  feminists called on the government to halt any such change until they could comment.

200 trees felled for mosque ?by mistake? in dawn operation in Istanbul

An association led by a preliminary AKP mayoral candidate has felled 200 trees in a luxury housing area in order to make space for a mosque

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