For the record, Turkey’s Finance Minister is busy with attributing holy-ness to Erdoğan’s Presidential logo…

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 

In other news:

Rıdvan Aktar Laid Off by CNNTürk

Bianet :: English

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”.


Order sent to police to probe Gülen movement’s ‘possible armed branch’


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 accuse protesters of ‘disproving Turkish PM’s statements’ on Gezi protests


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

Presidential candidate İhsanoğlu: ‘We aim to win with 55 percent’


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.

Minister says AKP aims for Erdoğan victory with ’90 percent of votes’


Defense Minister Yılmaz says presidential hopeful Erdoğan could win polls with 90 pct with ‘good work’


In his first campaign rally, Turkish PM Erdoğan vows to be an active president


“I’m not leaving you. I’m not pausing to serve.

Ankara’s Bad News

The Majalla Magazine

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


PM Erdoğan: Nation will not elect a ‘flower pot’ president

Hurriyet Daily News


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