AKP leadership attacking Supreme Court as 4 former ministers’ corruption case to be determined today…

Supreme Court plotted against AKP, health minister claims

Mehmet Müezzinoğlu diagnosed the Supreme Court as ‘the main element which plotted against the ruling party’
A parliamentary inquiry commission is expected to decide whether to send four former ministers to the Supreme Council for trial on claims over their involvement in a massive graft operation
The head of Turkey’s Constitutional Court, Haşim Kılıç, has deplored becoming the government’s scapegoat for the ruling overturning bans on Twitter and YouTube
As 2014 continued with instability in the Middle East, Turkey remained surrounded by tensions in the region
From notorious terrorists to naughty cats and salacious kisses, 2014 has been a year of oddities in Turkey. Here are our picks:
Conducting foreign policy is not a matter to be decided by the street, according to former Ambassador Volkan Vural. The ruling Justice and Development Party may have received 50 percent of the vote, but it has been hampered by pursuing foreign policy goals as if it also has the support of half the world, he says
ECONOMIC MRI – Recent expectation surveys have showed that expectations have not been met and that both consumers and companies’ confidence in the economy is decreasing
The unapologetic, ‘no collar,’ dysfunctional Gallagher family from the UK and US series ‘Shameless’ gets ready to meet Turkish viewers in a remake. Here is a look at two other remakes (or rip-offs), ‘Gossip Girl’ and ‘Grey’s Anatomy,’ and how they have translated into Turkish culture
The company sold more than 750,000 tons of stone to the state instead of coal, according to claims
Greek Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said reunification talks can restart if Turkey respects the ethnically divided island’s “sovereign right to exploit” its offshore gas reserves.
President Erdoğan devotes his New Year’s message to focusing on the battle against the ‘parallel state,’ as well as finding peace with Kurds
Twelve new desks will be founded at the presidency, adding to rumors that a ‘shadow cabinet’ would begin to take charge
The ongoing fight against the movement of U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen, referred to by government officials as the “parallel state,” marked the Dec. 30, 2014 meeting of Turkey’s top national security body.
According to Media Council’s 2014 Press and Expression Freedom Report, 48 journalists have assaulted in Turkey this year.
The police officer who shot and killed Gezi protester Ethem Sarısülük during last year’s nationwide protests has been cleared of all responsibility after an internal investigation by the police

Turkish Leader Traces a New Internal Threat: The Way He’s Drawn

Editorial cartoonists have long been a staple of Turkish politics, but President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is not amused, and is using the courts to crack down on them.

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Beşiktaş striker Demba Ba, who has already found the net 16 times in 20 appearances, stirred controversy among Turkish clerics with his goal celebration

Turkish soaps invade Latin America, land of ‘telenovela’

The Turkish soap opera ‘Thousand and One Nights,’ is reshaping prime time TV in Latin America

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