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Historic graft vote in Turkish Parliament, while Bar head sentenced to six years and more Internet censorship comin’ up…

Parliament is set to vote on whether to send four former ministers to the high court to be tried on charges of corruption
A Turkish court has sentenced Tunceli Bar Association head Uğur Yeşiltepe to six years in jail on terrorism charges, making him the first chair of a Turkish bar association to be sentenced to prison since the 1980 military coup.
MHP leader Bahçeli calls on lawmakers from the ruling AKP to ‘make a choice between burglary and law’ ahead of today’s vote of parliament’s General Assembly
The prime minister or any of his ministers will have the right to block any website without a court ruling, according to a new bill
Erdoğan has suggested there is a plot behind the ongoing unrest in Cizre, a town near Turkey’s border with Syria and Iraq, where tension peaked after a 12-year-old boy was shot last week
One of the reasons I moved to Turkey was the fact that was inspired by the collectiveness of the country; that people tried together to change things into better.
Column: Free-speech hypocrites marched in Paris
Lincoln Journal Star
Turkey, which was named the world’s biggest jailer of journalists in 2012 and 2013, ended 2014 by detaining a number of journalists (including Ekrem Dumanli, editor in chief of Zaman, a leading newspaper with links to the moderate Islamic Gulen
The streets of the Sur, Cudi, Nur and Yafes neighborhoods, where clashes have been intense, are adorned with banners and slogans. I pass through an identity check on every street.
A broad police operation into the so-called “parallel structure” – members of the Gülen movement that had allegedly infiltrated the judiciary and security forces – was launched Jan. 20
A 14-year-old high school student has been taken to hospital with serious head injuries after being struck by a tear-gas canister in Şırnak
L’Est Républicain (France) samedi 17 janvier 2015, p. NCY11 Nancy Questions à Selda Bulbul, responsable de l’association L’association NAKE (Maison culturelle d’Anatolie de Nurhak) organise un séminaire d’orientation à destination des jeunes de la communauté turque dimanche dans ses locaux. Pouvez-vous présenter NAKE ? L’association NAKE rassemble des centaines d’immigrés turcs de l’agglomération nancéienne. Nous […]
Nord Littoral (France) Dimanche 18 janvier 2015, p. 8 Propos recueillis par A.TH. Calaisienne, Anne Andlauer est journaliste en Turquie depuis 2010. Comment les Turcs ont-ils réagi aux attentats de mercredi ? « Comme les Français, les Turcs ont été, dans leur très grande majorité, émus et choqués par ces attentats. Les médias locaux en […]
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