Turkey today: Erdoğan, whose palace confirmed illegal by Turkey’s top administrative court, cancelled US journalist’s honorary citizenship, and gave luxury car and plane to Turkey’s top cleric

Former NYT journalist Stephen Kinzer has said his honorary citizenship was cancelled after Turkish President Erdoğan’s office sent a fax that described him as “an enemy of our government and our country”
Turkey’s top administrative court has confirmed in a ruling that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s 1,150-room mega-palace was illegally constructed on protected land
President Erdoğan has justified the controversial allocation of a luxury car to Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) head Mehmet Görmez, comparing the situation to the allocation of armored vehicles to the pope.
Daily Hürriyet has published an editorial, addressing the continued criticism of Turkish President Erdoğan and Prime Minister Davutoğlu for its recent publications about the death sentence meted out to Egypt’s former elected president and the March 31 killing of Prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz.

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