Turkey’s lira record low… “Bureaucrats in rush to run for AKP in election…



The currency has hit record lows for weeks as government officials make repeated calls for the Central Bank to cut Turkish interest rates
According to the latest leaks that reveled HSBC’s data in Switzerland, Turkey is ranked #23 among the countries with the largest dollar amounts in the leaked Swiss files.
Public servants are stampeding to file their resignations in the hopes of being some of the lucky ones to be nominated for the AKP in June polls
Turkish capitalism has experienced a long period of growth in the period since 2002 when the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power.
A group of Alevi associations partnered with the Eğitim-Sen teachers’ union staged a rally on Feb. 8 in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district against compulsory religion classes and forming the education system according to religious rules.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Feb. 8 he was unhappy with the decision of powerful intelligence chief Hakan Fidan to resign from his post and stand for parliament in June elections.
PM Davutoğlu has said gov’t will not succumb to the Jewish lobby, the Armenian lobby or the lobby of the Turkish-Greek minority
the Pulse of the Middle East – Author: Pinar Tremblay February 8, 2015 As the clock hit midnight Feb. 7, news broke in Turkey that Hakan Fidan, head of the National Intelligence Agency (MIT), had resigned. Although no official announcement was made as to why he resigned, none
Newsweek – Barney Guiton – Nov 7, 2014 – A former member of ISIS has revealed the extent to which the cooperation of the Turkish military and border forces allows the terrorist group, who now control large parts of Iraq and Syria, to travel through Turkish territory to reinforce fighters
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chairman Selahattin Demirtaş has described the Kurdish peace process as at neither an impasse nor a breakthrough, saying a meeting between the government and a HDP delegation would soon happen.
Turkey’s energy minister and Russia’s Gazprom chief took a helicopter ride over the Black Sea to survey a possible route for the “Turkish Stream” pipeline.
Commenting on the “Biji Obama” chants by Kurds after the U.S. bombarded ISIL targets in Syria’s Kobane, U.S. Consul John L. Espinoza said it was important for them to see the support people gave to their fight
TUR01. Istanbul (Turkey), 08/02/2015.- Members of the Alevi community demonstrate in Istanbul, Turkey, 08 February 2015. Thousands of Alevis rallied in Istanbul to demand equal citizenship rights and freedom of religion. (Protestas, Turquía, Estanbul) EFE/EPA/ULAS YUNUS TOSUN
Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has said although the AKP receives 50 percent of the votes at the polls, the rest of society, who did not vote for them, look on them with hate.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has announced that those who wiretapped his office were finally caught in Romania, after singing his favorite song to Turkey’s Roma community.

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