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Beneath Turkey’s turmoil is a bitter battle between two wounded men | Fiachra Gibbons


Recep Tayyip Erdoğan‘s abuse of power is being exposed by the equally intimidating exiled spiritual leader Fethullah Gülen

Imagine for a moment you saw yourself as a “model for the world” like the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who recently not only retained the world titles for locking up journalists and ordering Google to take down web pages, but also declared yet again that he would not rest until Turkey was a “top 10 democracy”.


Turkey Doesn?t Want A Dictator

Prime Minister Erdogan is blaming a corruption case on his political nemesis, but the reality is that the government has been overstepping its democratic bounds.


Turkish justice minister appoints brother as high consultant to ministry

 The appointment comes less than a week after Bekir Bozdağ took the office

Power fight within Ankara in escalation

What is actually happening is trying to stop, or limit a major corruption claim with political links by intervening in the judicial procedure by the government

Will the AKP pay for the graft scandal in the elections?

I have been working non-stop since the end of May. As a self-declared chapull-Jew, I have been blemishing the AKP relentlessly by writing in my columns

Corruption probe targets Turkish markets: Deputy PM

Deputy PM Babacan has said the corruption probe aimed to disrupt Turkish markets, echoing the prime minister?s suggestions that foreign interests were involved in the crisis

Hanefi Avcı demands removal of penalties from his book

Former Eskişehir Chief of Police Hanefi Avcı applied to for the removal of the penalties of dismissal from the civil service, given because of the controversial book he wrote

Rats in the Corn Silo

Events are coming down the pike, fast and furious, hot and heavy. (I?ll start the new year with overblown prose.) Erdogan has made accusations that a cabal within the state (a new ?deep state?) is trying to bring down his government in a coup attempt. Foreign powers are behind this. (Any of this sound familiar?) Gezi was one such coup attempt, the corruption arrests of family members of AKP elites is another.

Turkish army demands retrial in coup plot cases

Turkey’s military has demanded a retrial for army officers convicted of plotting to topple the government, claiming the evidence was fabricated, media reports said Thursday. In 2013, former army chief General Ilker Basbug was jailed for life and scores of army officers, journalists and lawyers were imprisoned for their role in the so-called “Ergenekon” conspiracy, an alleged plot to overthrow

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