Cyclist Çağatay Avşar was killed in a hit and run traffic accident in Ankara on June 17, 2010
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The Minister of Foreign Affairs has demanded exact date for legislation to grant visa waiver for citizens of Turkey to the EU countries. “We expect all liabilities to be fulfilled”, responded the EU Commission.
Service Commands are assigned to the Ministry of National Defense, military schools closed, Supreme Military Council members changed.
President Erdoğan in his statement on TV has said a democracy watch will be held with the participation of political party leaders, artists and sportspeople in Yenikapı on August 7.
The chief of the Council of Europe arrive in Turkey on Aug. 3 for meetings with officials and opposition leaders, the council said on July 31
The Turkish government sacks about 1,400 soldiers over this month’s failed coup, bringing the number of army dismissals to more than 3,000.
A senior Turkish official has strongly criticized Germany for not allowing President Erdoğan’s participation via videoconference at a rally scheduled to be held in Cologne on July 31
Exiled writer Mahir Zeynalov brings news of president Erdoğan’s crackdown on the media after coup attempt to the worldTurkish media are in a state of shock this weekend after the government arrested 17 journalists in recent days on terror charges and issued arrest warrants for dozens more, in what a press freedom group has warned is a “sweeping purge” of the sector.
40,000 pro-Erdoğan supporters gather in Cologne despite ‘unacceptable’ ban on a broadcast by the Turkish president
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on July 30 that the government was seriously mistaken about the Gülen movement, which was blamed for the failed coup attempt of July 15