Politics roundup: While Turkey’s Parliament adopts “democracy package”, her PM calls protesters atheists, leftists, terrorists…

Turkey’s Koc calls on Erdogan to address graft charges to lower tensions


Mustafa Koc, chairman of Turkey’s biggest company Koc Holding, on Sunday called on the government to calm financial markets worried about a corruption inquiry and denied he has sought to undermine Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan. In a rare interview, Koc also told Hurriyet newspaper that in May 2013 he met with Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based Islamic cleric whom Erdogan has accused of


Conservative ethics based solely on sex

Sex tapes depicting Parliament members from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the former leader of the main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) Deniz Baykal came to the surface


Turkish PM calls on Gülen to stop interfering with the country

PM Erdoğan has harshly criticized Fethullan Gülen, calling on him to stop causing a ruckus Turkey and return to his homeland.

Turkish PM Erdoğan calls protesters atheists, leftists, terrorists


PM Erdoğan has said those who took to the streets in protest at corruptio allegations are ?atheists and terrorists?


Turkey to close PM rival’s schools


Turkish MPs vote to close down private preparatory schools, many of which are run by a cleric embroiled in a bitter feud with the prime minister

Intel bill postponed until after elections


AKP has decided to postpone a debateover a bill equipping the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) with expanded powers

The end of free justice in Turkey


If Dec. 17, 2013 was a turning point in Turkey?s political history, in which a massive corruption and graft operation engulfed Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Who is who in the current war


Turkey?s political war is getting only more intense every week, as more ammunition is being fired by the warring sides

Turkey to shut schools in blow to PM rival


The government says the closure of the private schools is part of a larger reform of an “unhealthy” education system.

Turkey passes law to shut down cram schools


The Turkish Parliament has passed a bill to close down thousands of private schools, many of which are run by Muslim cleric Fethullah Gülen locked in a bitter feud with PM Erdoğan


Turkish Parliament adopts democracy package, goes to recess


Turkish Parliament finalized a heavy-scheduled plenary on Saturday and went to recess until the local polls following the adoption of ?democratization package

Turkey’s ruling AKP sees any vote higher than 38.8 at local polls as success


Turkey?s ruling party AKP has lowered its victory bar for the upcoming local elections

Main opposition CHP to cease calling Erdoğan ?Mr? or ?Prime Minister?


CHP ordered not to prefix the name of Erdoğan with either ‘Prime Minister’ or even ‘Mr.

BDP co-chair Demirtaş says peace process to continue even without ruling AKP


BDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş said they would continue the peace process even without the ruling AKP


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