Erdoğan of course knows better, challenges US, claims PYD is terrorist… In the mean time, AKP’s election jingle banned due its religious exploitation…

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reacted to a recent statement by a U.S. official who said Washington does not consider the Peoples’ Protection Units (YPG), the armed wing of the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD), a terrorist organization.
Turkey’s Supreme Election Board has decided to ban a campaign jingle of the AKP prepared for the upcoming snap elections, citing “abuse of faith.”
The president of Vote and Beyond has said the group is receiving more requests from volunteers for the snap poll on Nov.1.
AKP Vice President Selçuk Özdağ threatened 100 HDP supporters who said “The Palace will be Overthrown, People will Win!” .
An investigation has been launched against Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy İbrahim Ayhan on a charge of “making terrorism propaganda.”
Political leaders and the Turkish president have conveyed their messages for the Feast of Sacrifice, which starts on Sept. 24 and lasts for four days, all putting an emphasis on the terror attacks towards the country’s security forces in the past two months.
MAZLUMDER prepared a report about the curfew in Cizre: “Clashes between security forces and YDG-H resulted in the violation of rights.”
The Finance Ministry has announced a dramatic rise in vehicle acquisitions by the public sector in the first eight months of the year was mainly caused by a rise in the acquisitions of armored water cannons, armored carriers and helicopters by police forces due to escalating violence in the country
As Turkey heads to a reelection on Nov. 1 following the June 7 polls, which failed to produce a single-party or coalition gov’t, the country’s political parties have shifted their focus to provinces where they narrowly lost seats in the last election.
Controversy rages after Cizre’s electoral board says ballot boxes will need to be moved to safer places during the Nov 1 election
Bitlis Governor Ahmet Çınar has asked the Provincial Election Board whether certain polling stations can be relocated at certain provincial and district centers.
It would be better for the AKP to use the slogan “Tövbe Estağfurullah” (“May God forgive me”) rather than “Bismillah” (“In the name of God”) for its upcoming electoral campaign, HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş said on Sept. 24.
Citizens living in three neighborhoods and 23 villages of a restive district in Turkey’s southeast will only be able to vote in other neighborhoods for the Nov. 1 election following a decision by local authorities.

Uludere massacre caused by ‘erroneous’ intelligence: Report

The Uludere air raid, which left 34 villagers dead, was caused by “erroneous” intelligence Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), daily Cumhuriyet has alleged
The Uludere air raid, which left 34 villagers dead, was caused by “erroneous” intelligence provided by Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT), daily Cumhuriyet has alleged, but official sources have denied the claim.
The U.S. does not consider the YPG, the armed wing of the Syrian Democratic Union Party, a terrorist organization, State Department Spokesperson has declared
AKP deputy Abdurrahim Boynukalın, who delivered a fiery speech addressing hundreds of protesters who attacked daily Hürriyet last week, has filed a request with the Ankara Governor’s Office to be assigned a personal security guard as he said he feels “under threat.”
Volkan Ertit, an academic popularly known for his books ‘Secularism’ and ‘The Age of Concerned Conservatives,’ argues that Turkish people are becoming less pious
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) filed 290 requests for permits to conduct anti-terror operations in three Turkish provinces with the corresponding governor’s offices in 2014, with only eight of them receiving a positive response, daily Hürriyet has reported
The political backstage of Ankara was stirred at lunchtime on Sept. 17, when President Tayyip Erdoğan paid an unplanned visit to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to perform Friday prayers together in the mosque inside the Çankaya prime ministerial – formerly presidential – compound on top of the capital’s Çankaya Hill.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) has surprised analysts by excluding a number of controversial figures from its candidate list for the Nov. 1 elections

HDP slams president, PM for ignoring Kurdish issue, hindering democracy

The Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has bitterly criticized both President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu for the stances they displayed during a mass “anti-terrorism” rally

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