Not that surprising: “AKP postpones parliamentary panel for corruption claims until after presidential elections

The ruling party has once again postponed the parliamentary investigation panel to investigate corruption claims on four former ministers
The head of Turkey’s top religious body said Turkey should ‘stay out of sectarian conflict’ in the Middle East and preserve its position as a ‘mediator’ between groups
HDP’s presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtaş has revealed the roadmap of his campaign at an Istanbul meeting on July 15

Media watchdog deputy head says Erdoğan coverage ‘cannot be expected to be equal’
‘Absolute equality doesn’t exist anywhere in the world,’ according RTÜK’s deputy head
BIA MEDIA MONITORING OCT-NOV-DEC 2013: BIA Media Monitoring and Freedom of Expression Report – Full Text

Bianet :: English

Journalist murders, jailed journalists, releases, attacks, threats, impediments, investigations and prosecutions; ‘’defamation’’, personal complaints, bans, closures and seizings, ECHR, RTÜK and Gezi Resistance
Transparency problems’ may hit election campaign financing

Checks and Balances network, an initiative that brings some 150 civil organizations, warns that problems may arise on the accountability of presidential campaign financing due to shortcomings in the law

AKP has two scenarios after presidential polls

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) will come to a fork on the road if its leader Erdoğan is voted the president in the elections. Current President Gül’s return to the party could be the key

President Erdogan May Face A Turkey Harder For Him Than Ever

The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have managed to throw off Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s balance with their unusual choice of a joint presidential candidate, Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, but Turkey’s powerful leader should get ready for the hardest challenge of his political life for some other reason.

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