As “Erdogan Crosses Yet Another Line” [NYT piece], “Turkish Lira weakens to 3 against dollar, highest in three months… – The Editorial Board – Jan 6

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey marched across another line last week. Asked about his push for greatly enhanced executive powers, he told reporters that there was a precedent in “Hitler’s Germany.” Those were shocking words

The Turkish Lira has weakened to 3.0 against U.S. dollar, its weakest since early October
Censor on bianet Report

34 different URLs including report of bianet has been blocked.
Hürriyet’s Ahmet Hakan interviews the wives of prominent Cumhuriyet journalists who have been under arrest for 42 days over a story on Syria-bound intelligence trucks

Men Kill 19 Women in December

Men killed 19 women in addition to two men and two boys near them in December.

Talks about a new constitution and party closure in Turkey

Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli gave surprising support to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) during a 1 hour 40 minute talk in parliament on Jan. 4

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