Turkey’s new Major General was acquitted of unidentified murders of 13 villagers…

Peoples’ Democratic Party demanded an investigation from UN Rapporteur for “illegal, extrajudicial and arbitrary executions” in Turkey.
US drone strikes Syria from Turkey

The US has carried out its first air strike on so-called Islamic State in Syria from a base in Turkey, a Pentagon spokesman has said.
Musa Çitil, acquitted of unidentified murders of 13 villagers, was promoted and now he is the Major General.
Turkey’s Push Into War Is Seen as Erdogan’s Political Strategy

Analysts say that by resuming an armed struggle with the Kurds, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is setting the stage for snap elections so his party can regain control of Parliament.
Turkey condemned and rejected a statement by the Arab League Secretary General Nabil al-Arabi on the Turkish military’s operations against the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) positions in northern Iraq.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has started a new fight with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), criticizing the “dishonorable, whisky-drinking rich people” who voted for the HDP instead of the MHP
VIDEO: Kurkcu: Turkey ‘tolerating’ IS

The Turkish government is “tolerating” Islamic State militants says pro-Kurdish HDP MP Ertugrul Kurkcu
nytimes.com – Tim Arango – Aug 5

ISTANBUL — Confronted with widespread protests two summers ago, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered a harsh police crackdown and tarnished the demonstrators as traitors and spies. Faced with a corruption inquiry focused on his inner

Amnesty International’s Researcher for Turkey Andrew Gardner declared that a significant part of Syrians who have migrated to Turkey will not be able to go back to Syria, urging that the Turkish government should envisage their future development

Activist wounded at Suruç massacre passes away, raising death toll to 33

The death toll of the deadly bombing in Turkey’s southeastern district of Suruç has risen to 33, including the suicide bomber, after young activist Vatan Budak passed away early on Aug. 4.
The Istanbul Chief Prosecutor’s Office has prepared an indictment against 18 journalists who are accused of “making propaganda for a terrorist organization,” asking the court to jail them for up to 7.5 years each
The Turkish Prime Minister’s Office has affixed a new logo to the gate of Çankaya Palace, the former presidential office that was transferred to the prime minister after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan built a gargantuan new palace for himself
As expected by many observers, ISIL’s suicide bombing in Turkey triggered a deadly faultline, creating a domino effect that led the PKK to restart its terror acts as coalition talks were already considered stillborn.
The co-chair of Turkey’s Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is set to make an unscheduled trip to Brussels on Aug. 5, his party said, amid reports he will meet representatives of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK).
HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş said AKP and MHP formed a war coalition: “I think, they call snap election with that war coalition.”
Turkey’s current Land Forces Commander, Gen. Hulusi Akar, has been appointed the new Chief of General Staff, as his predecessor, Gen. Necdet Özel, has completed his four-year mandate
Turkey’s Interior Ministry Migration Management Directorate and Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) have been working on a new bill to deport Syrian migrants who were once subjected to illegal migration attempts in Turkish territories, İzmir Governor Mustafa Toprak has said

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