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Amnesty International: “Draconian reforms give police wide-ranging powers to repress dissent

Amnesty InternationalMar 27, 3:53 PM – Photo: Riot police confront a protester at Istiklal street near Taksim square in Istanbul, on 15 June 2013. © OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images A range of security reforms in a bill passed by Turkey’s Parliament today will give the country’s police…
FT.com – Mar 27, 7:14 AM – Turkey’s parliament has ended weeks of stormy debate by passing a bill opposition politicians denounce as paving the way for a police state but which the government says provides protection against terrorism and violent protests. After brawls
James in Turkey – Turkish politics has been a complicated beast to follow since the 1980 coup. Vast electoral swings and enforced party closures meant that the 1990s in particular resembled a spaghetti junction of shifting allegiances and cross-spectrum alliances.

Turkey should adopt a presidential system, the country’s Prime Minister has declared, refuting claims that he and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan were at loggerheads over the idea. The statement comes after a major rift between Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the run up to the June 7 parliamentary election where the AKP will seek to change the constitution to give …
President is right in calling for a presidential system, PM Davutoğlu says
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