In sort of a twisted logic, Turkish PM [rejects to focus on claims but threatens] to show ?no mercy? to ?group? behind graft probe

Turkish police detain at least 23 in anti-al-Qaeda op, raid on İHH office

Police have detained at least 23 people in an operation into al-Qaeda held simultaneously in six cities
Turkish police raid aid agency’s offices in ‘crackdown on al-Qaida’

One person held in raid on Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH) in Kilis, bordering Syria, amid police operations in six cities

Turkish anti-terrorist police have raided the offices of an aid agency on the border with Syria as part of what local media said was an operation in six cities against individuals suspected of links to al-Qaida.


Turkish PM to show ?no mercy? to ?group? behind graft probe

PM Erdoğan vowed no mercy for what he called ‘the illegal gang within the state’

There is no coup, there is corruption: Turkey’s main opposition leader


The government is trying to cover up corruption by describing the recent graft probe as a coup attempt, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said


Gülen-linked journalist association warns that movement’s support for gov’t can end


A journalist association affiliated with the movement of the Islamic Scholar Gülen has warned the government that the movement could withdraw its support

Graft prosecutor Öz files formal complaint against PM Erdoğan after ?threat? claims


Zekeriya Öz filed a formal complaint against PM Erdoğan, less than a week after he claimed he had been threatened by two judges sent by the PM himself

Turkish Lira hits another record low on current account gap data


The wide-ranging corruption probe in Turkey is continuing to rattle the lira despite a short recovery in the beginning of the week

Turkey?s 2014 Political Transition ? From Erdogan to Erdogan?


Policy Notes,  No. 17, January 2014                                           Türkçe The Washington Institute for Near East Policy Soner Cagaptay & James F. Jeffrey * In 2014, Turkey will hold two key nationwide elections: one on March 30 for local government and city officials and a second one for president, to conclude by August 28

Erdoğan?s Self-Inflicted Crisis


The battle between Turkey’s Erdoğan government and its erstwhile ally, the Gülen movement, has escalated to the point where it is hard to imagine a reconciliation. Though the fight is exposing the corruption on which Erdoğan?s regime was based, Turkish democracy will be the loser ? at least in the short term ? regardless of who wins

Erdoğan’s Naked Theatre of Democracy

The London Economic

The epic corruption scandal currently gripping Turkey, not to mention international headlines, is nothing less than the collapse of the entire set on a theatre stage. With that elaborately painted background suddenly gone, so too goes the context for


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