A survey by @kondaarastirma shows most of the participants “Democracy Watch” rallies are AKP voters…

Good to stuff to analyse further.
Unfortunately it is in Turkish. Here is the survey
In other news: 

As the massive crackdown on critics was in full-swing across Turkey, we did not rule out that our father could be the next victim. But it was unbearable, overwhelming grief when I saw my handcuffed father, an academic for 30 years, escorted to a


wsj.com – Devlin Barrett – Aug 4, 5:39 PM

U.S. officials don’t expect to extradite an imam Turkey blames for masterminding a failed coup because they aren’t convinced by the evidence Ankara has presented and are troubled by threatening public statements from Turkish officials, according to

al-monitor.com – Aug 5, 2:32 AM

Author: Amberin Zaman August 5, 2016 On April 27 2007, the Turkish General Staff posted a statement on its website cataloguing the supposed anti-secular activities occurring under the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) watch.

Reuters – Aug 6, 6:05 PM

BERLIN The leader of Germany’s liberal Free Democrats (FDP) likened Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s purge of state institutions to the actions of the Nazi party in the 1930s in comments published onSunday. FDP leader Christian Lindner said he

nytimes.com – Anemona Hartocollis – Aug 5, 2:00 PM

Joanna Birkner was looking forward to teaching English in Turkey on a Fulbright award this year. But last week, she received an email from a program official saying that teaching assistant placements in Turkey had been suspended for the school

hrw.org – Aug 4, 10:01 PM

(Istanbul) – Turkey ‘s courts have placed at least 1,684 judges and prosecutors in pre-trial detention in the aftermath of the failed July 15, 2016 coup, Human Rights Watch said today. They are detained on suspicion that they are members of…

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