The immediate link below is produced by a fact-checking site. One should have a look. The third link is the Independent link that was widely criticized yesterday by not only pro-AKP circles but some nationalists. The author is a reliable one and what he says his candid ideas. Those critics should work for a more peaceful country. However, some of the critics are so hateful, it somewhat prove the article arguments…
On June 15th, 2016 Turkey was face to face with memories from the past. On that day certain factions within the Turkish Armed Forces attempted a military coup.
Coup attempt and purge are tearing Turkey apart. The Turkish armed forces, for long the backbone of the state, are in a state of turmoil. Some 40 per cent of its generals and admirals have been detained or dismissed, including senior army…
(Istanbul) – The Turkish government’s news media shutdown shows how the State of Emergency law is being used to deny the right to free speech beyond any legitimate aim of upholding public order today. The government ordered 131 newspapers
Approximately two months ago, I was sitting across a table from two British academics who pin themselves as Turkey experts. The conversation became heated when I tried to point out the machinations of the Gülen movement in the high profile
ASPEN, Colo. – A top U.S. military commander said there was a persistent concern that the attempted coup in Turkey – and the backlash by the Turkish government – would impair the Pentagon’s operations in the region. U.S.
Juggling terror threats from Islamic State and Kurdish separatists, Turkey’s vast intelligence service struggled to make sense of clues before plotters sprung to action on July 15
Turkish president Recep Erdogan has ordered that at least 131 media outlets suspected of inciting or sympathizing with this month’s failed military coup be permanently shut down.
That includes three news agencies, 16 TV channels, 23 radio stations, 45 daily newspapers, 15 magazines, and 29 publishing houses, according to Al Jazeera….
Just days after a bloody coup attempt shook Turkey, Wikileaks dumped some 300,000 emails they chose to call ‘Erdogan emails.’ In response, Turkey’s internet governance body swiftly blocked access to Wikileaks. For many, blocking Wikileaks was
Narrating Turkey at a Time of National Crisis
As we entered we were happily surprised to find two close Turkish friends who we had known for the past 20 years, the longtime dean of the Bilgi University School of Law and his lawyer wife. Even though the restaurant was crowded we found a table that ..
Turkish academics talk about living in fear: “It’s the final stage of a witch hunt”
“Those who lost their jobs will have no chance at other universities, and those who remain will censor themselves,” she said, recalling the case of an academic from Bilgi University who was fired after a student taped remarks she made in class which .
During the night of Friday the 15th of July, as Turkish soldiers attempted to stage a coup and oust the Turkish government, MFAs and diplomats were slow to comment on events. By the time official statements were issued by the State Department or Downing 10, social media networks were flooded with images and video of soldiers storming TV stations and tanks shelling the Turkish parliament.
Emre Kizilkaya was having dinner with his family in Istanbul on the night the Turkish military staged a coup. He noticed, first, emails about low flying F-16s in Ankara. Then, he saw friends tweeting that the traffic in Istanbul was horrible.
29 July 2016 Last updated at 05:57 BST It is two weeks since an attempted coup by rebel soldiers in Turkey that was crushed within hours. Tens of thousands of people have been detained, dismissed or suspended, accused of being followers of the
SAYLORSBURG, Pa. — During the attempted military coup in Turkey this month, I condemned it in the strongest terms. “Government should be won through a process of free and fair elections, not force,” I said. “I pray to