It is time, Turkish politicians head to Washington over worries about Armenian resolution…

Worried about a draft resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives that recognizes the 1915 killings of Ottoman Armenians as genocide, a group of Turkish politicians have set out for Washington to ensure that the resolution does not pass.
Turkish security forces have launched an operation against hideouts and shelters of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in southeastern Anatolia, the military said on March 24.
Turkey’s AK party faces crisis amid internal sniping and government probe

Allegations of misconduct and corruption follow heated intra-party debate centered on deputy prime minister Bülent Arinç and Ankara mayor Melih Gökçek

A full-blown spat between Vice PM Arınç and Ankara Mayor Gökçek after President Erdoğan’s comments on Turkey’s resolution process revealed a transition of power that caused unrest amid ruling party AKP grassroots.
Infighting in Turkey’s Ruling AKP

Soon after Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ascension to Presidency, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) he left behind has been hit by an “unprecedented infighting” in the words of one of its most ardent supporters.
Bese Hozat, co-leader of PKK’s military wing KCK, announced the conditions for laying down of arms: start of negotiations under Öcalan’s 10 articles, working of Monitoring Council, forming of Truth Commission and a new constitution.
Turkish PM Davutoğlu has criticized both Deputy PM Bülent Arınç and Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek over the harsh accusations both have hurled at each other
Fitch Ratings will be closely following the developments in Turkey after the upcoming June elections, mainly whether the presidential system is still on the cards, says agency’s senior director
Social media users who share content that has been subject to a legal complaint in Turkey will be punished, according an omnibus bill currently being debated in parliament
Five managers of workers’ unions and chambers have been acquitted of charges of inciting the public to take part in illegal meetings and marches for the occasion of International Workers’ Day in 2014.
The European Court of Human Rights found Turkey guilty of violating union rights in the case of Ismail Sezer.
Apparently inspired by ‘Erdoğan’s 16 warriors,’ several electoral candidates for Turkey’s ruling AKP have posed for their nomination campaign posters dressed in the Ottoman style, going viral on social media with some users mocking and others supporting them.
Two Turkish cartoonists face up to two years in jail on charges of “insulting” President Erdoğan, over a satirical piece on free speech in which they allegedly included a hidden offensive gesture
Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV)                                 Türkçe TESEV’s Good Governance program  The Corruption Assessment Report for Turkey is the product of the research conducted by TESEV’s Good Governance program under the Southeast European Leadership for Development and Integrity (SELDI) initiative. This report documents the agenda of the first phase of the […]

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