update: They are released- The Governor of ŞanlıUrfa @izzettinkucuk orders journalist to be detained when asked about ISIS militants in Akçakale!

Four reporters are detained. News in Turkish here

 Pınar Öğünç (Cumhuriyet ), Hasan Akbaş (Evrensel), Deniz Yücel, Özlem Topçu (Die Welt)

ISIS militants doin’ ok as they flee from YPG entering Turkey…
More than 23,000 refugees fleeing fighting in northern Syria have crossed into Turkey in two days, the United Nations refugee agency said on June 16, quoting Turkish authorities
CHP head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu indicated readiness for a coalition which would reflect the will of the majority of the people, what he dubbed as ‘the 60 percent bloc,’ which was roughly equal to the sum of the votes of all three opposition parties.
Turkey’s Politics of Peace

The choices that Turkey makes in establishing a new government will be pivotal to shaping the future of democracy there. But the next administration could also play a decisive role in a series of peace processes vital to restoring stability in the wider Middle East.


Board members of Turkey’s top business organization, the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), will meet the heads of leading political parties on June 16-17 under the leadership of TÜSİAD head Cansen Başaran-Symes.
Turkish President Erdoğan has attended the wedding of an infamous pro-government social media ‘troll’ and was photographed while chatting with a well-known criminal suspect
The trial into Turkey’s deadliest mining disaster was postponed by one day on June 15, with the court ruling that there is a conflict of interests between the suspects and they should be represented by different lawyers.
A university student in western Turkey has been detained for retweeting a phrase “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Twitter
Erdogan and Turkey’s potent political mix

Is Erdogan’s political Islam project faltering?
A setback for Kurdish self-rule?

The Kurds’ electoral triumph in Turkey will complicate their aspirations for self-rule.
Members of the Alevi community in Turkey’s northwestern province of Kocaeli have voiced concern after a number of their homes were allegedly marked with a cross by unknown people.

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