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Turkish President Gül invites opposition leaders for meeting amid political crisis

The invitation comes amid an ongoing political crisis fueled by a bill on the judiciary


In Scandal, Turkey?s Leaders May Be Losing Their Tight Grip on News Media

The New York Times (USA)  Sunday, January 12, 2014, p. A 11 By Tim Arango Istanbul ? Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has labeled an investigative reporter who has published a number of leaked documents related to a widening corruption scandal a traitor. Mr. Erdogan?s lawyers have also filed suit against a newspaper columnist, once

Justice minister admits failure to react against ?coup plot? cases


Justice Minister Bekir Bozdağ admitted the government ‘made a mistake’ as it failed to give a reaction during the prosecutions of the coup plot cases

Graft accusations aim to thwart Istanbul?s third airport and bridge plans: AKP spokesman


Hüseyin Çelik noted that ‘all those who have been implicated or targeted with asset injunctions’ are among the team that will build the two mega-projects


Turkey will push ahead with judicial reforms, says Recep Tayyip Erdoğan


Turkish prime minister denies that the reforms, which prompted a fist-fight in parliament, trample on the country’s constitution

Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has promised to push ahead with judicial reforms that prompted a fist fight in parliament.


Turkey clamps down on internet as Erdogan tightens grip on power

Financial Times

… the free flow of information on the internet even further in Turkey,? said Yaman Akdeniz, a law professor at Istanbul’s Bilgi University. ?Looking at the current political climate, it is primarily for controlling the leaking of videos and WikiLeaks .

Turkish PM slams opposition, head of judges association over session marred by brawl


PM Erdoğan has criticized the presence of outsiders at commissions in reference to a judge who was the recipient of a flying kick from an AKP MP


Turkish government move on judiciary stirs fight in Parliament


AKP MP Zeyid Aslan enters like a dragon, delivering kicks and punches as a parliamentary commission hearing on controversial changes to the judiciary descends into chaos marred by fisticuffs and a loss of dignity

Jailed PKK leader vows not to ?add fuel to the fire?


The jailed PKK leader makes clear his stance on the rift between the Turkish government and Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen community, by describing the graft probe as a ?coup? attempt targeting the government


Erdoğan?s system signals implosion


On Jan. 10, when Turkey?s AKP gov’t submitted a draft to Parliament to take more control over the HSYK, the acting chairman of the board issued a very strong, 66 page-long statement against the move


How Turkey?s conservatives failed


The political war going on in Turkey these days is full of incredible details and drama. However, it only underlines a simple truth:


Two Bills That Could Mark The End of Turkey As We Know It

International Islamic University Malaysia awards Erdogan with an honorary doctorate in Philosophy of Management.

Conflict between Gülen Movement and Turkey’s ruling AKP reflected in business world


The maelstrom in Turkish politics that erupted after a high-level graft probe has also laid bare the differences among the country?s leading business organizations


Turkey’s top judicial board decides to examine Ergenekon coup plot case

Hurriyet Daily News

The HSYK will examine the Ergenekon trial, considered the most important legal battle in recent Turkish history, which resulted in several life sentences for allegedly trying to topple the government. The decision came after an application from the …

Top judicial board decides to examine Turkish coup plot case

The many crises of Erdogan: have we come to an end-game ?


This piece is an attempt to revisit some of the key crises afflicting the AKP and its leader, and in light of this analysis, investigate some claims that foretell the AKP?s doom.


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