Turkish Airlines stops distribution of Pro-Gülen dailies, AKP begins to use all State powers to crush Gülen movement… A roundup..


Istanbul?s public Prosecutor?s Office has summoned Intelligence Unit head

Erdogan backs officials against bribery ?stain?

Turkey prime minister blames foreign forces and the media for allegations of bribery against his government, accusing them of preparing ?a trap? to snare his ministers

Turkish Airlines stops distribution of Zaman and Today?s Zaman on its planes


Turkey?s flagship carrier Turkish Airlines has put an embargo on dailies affiliated with the Fethullah Gülen Movement


Turkish bars files lawsuit against regulation lifting investigation secrecy

The Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB) has demanded cancellation of amendments regarding the secrecy of investigation to the Council of State

Has Erdogan Engineered a ‘Civilian Coup’ To Counter AKPgate?


Even in the face of three corruption operations with remarkable graphical evidence, Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has chosen to fight back with bunker mentality.


?Let our friends and foes know this. Whoever dares to harm, stir up or set traps in this country, whoever tries to touch our independence, we will come to break those hands,? he said.


And he practices what he preaches:


Turkey Will Either Lose Erdogan or Democracy

Bloomberg ? Marc Champion ? There are two reasons Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan may not survive the current government corruption scandals in Turkey. And if he does, the cost to the ‘Turkish model‘ will be enormous. The first is, well, the corruption charges

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

BuzzFeed ? Mike Giglio ? 12/20/13 1:54 AM ? ISTANBUL, Turkey ? Turkish prosecutors unveiled a sweeping anti-corruption campaign this week that reaches deep into the country’s conservative government. More that 50 people have been detained so far, many of them tied to Recep Tayyip

HDP deputies end hunger strike

The lawmakers who were on a hunger strike in Parliament in order to protest the continued imprisonment of five BDP lawmakers ended their strike

Since 17 December, a political tsunami has shattered Turkey?s Pandora?s box into pieces, with seemingly little or no chance of repair. The sons of three ministers, an Azeri businessman, the CEO of a national bank, a mayor and a prominent housing contractor are the main actors involved in Ankara?s largest bribery investigation since the 1990s.

Journalists banned from entering police stations across Turkey

Journalists will no longer be allowed to enter police departments, a statement released from the Turkish police has said

Turkey sacks 25 more police chiefs after graft probe

Turkey has sacked another 25 police chiefs as part of a fast-moving inquiry into an alleged bribery scandal that has ensnared cabinet ministers and businessmen, local media reported on Sunday. Scores of people have been detained in connection with the probe, prompting Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to respond with a deep purge of the police, a force he once bolstered to counter the army’s 
The government has imposed a new requirement to oblige those working on investigations to inform superiors
In his address to supporters in the Black Sea town of Giresun on December 22, Turkish PM Tayyip Erdoğan has used which he had not used for the last 11 years in power

In a piece for BBC Turkce, journalist Sinan Onus went to Ankara?s Akdere neighborhood, a stronghold of AKP votes, and asked its Anatolian migrant residents what they thought of the corruption charges against AKP ministers and whether their attitude towards the party had changed. The answers were mixed, but one grocer?s metaphor struck me. He said, well, it?s a big party, so it?s not surprising that there will be some ?waste?. ?When you shop at the market often you?ll find in a couple of kilos of fruit a few rotten ones.?

Spies, traitors can?t rule Turkey, says PM Erdoğan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan threw down the gauntlet to his rivals, including ?spies? and ?traitors? Dec 22

Turkey’s interior minister denies involvement in corruption claims

Turkish Interior Minister Muammer Güler has broken his silence about a major graft probe that was opened last week
WSJ interview goes as far as Huffington Blog.

Mavi Boncuk |

Turkey: CHP Leader Says He Would Consider Stepping Aside for Sarigul
Posted: 12/19/2013 10:44 am

The head of Turkey’s leading opposition party said he might consider stepping aside for a more charismatic leader to better challenge the ruling party of Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish prime minister, who is reeling from high-profile arrests of his party insiders on corruption charges.

Le Monde (France) samedi 21 décembre 2013, p. 4 Guillaume Perrier, Istanbul Correspondance Un homme d?affaires irano-azéri aurait réalisé des transferts de fonds entre la Turquie et l?Iran. Un homme d?affaires irano- azéri de 29 ans, marié à une chanteuse de variété turque, est au centre du scandale politique qui ébranle le pouvoir turc depuis
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