The official presidential election campaign logo of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan includes the name of the Prophet Muhammed in Arabic, Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek said on July 6. “Did you know that ‘Muhammed’ in Arabic is used in the logo of our presidential candidate, Mr. Erdoğan?” Şimşek wrote via his Twitter account. via
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Rıdvan Aktar, famous journalist and writer, has been laid off from his post at CNNTürk. The channel also removed Aktar’s TV programs “Hayatın Tanığı” and “Habere Dair”.
Turkey’s Security General Directorate has sent a notice to the police chiefs of 30 provinces, as part of an investigation to determine whether the Fethullah Gülen movement includes an armed organization within its structure
ECHR: Şık and Şener’s Rights Were Violated
The European Court of Human Rights held that Turkey violated the right to “liberty and security” as well as “freedom of expression” in OdaTV case where prominent journalist Ahmet Şık and Nedim Şener were jailed for 375 days.
Police in Adana have demanded prosecutors to press charges on 28 protesters with ‘trying to disprove the prime minister’s statements during the Gezi Park incidents
Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, the joint candidate of five opposition political parties, says he is aiming to win 55 percent of the vote in the upcoming presidential elections.
Defense Minister Yılmaz says presidential hopeful Erdoğan could win polls with 90 pct with ‘good work’
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But Erkan Saka, a media commentator and assistant professor at IstanbulBilgi University’s Faculty of Communication, says that though the AKP is skilled at turning major public events to its advantage, it is now facing increasing difficulties in this
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