Anything goes… Turkey extends state of emergency for the third time…


Turkey’s state of emergency will be extended for another three months, the government said on Jan. 3. Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş made the announcement following a cabinet meeting
Journalist Ahmet Şık was sent to Silivri Prison from Metris Prison two days ago.

Mostly Middle Eastern tourists killed in ISIL’s attack on Reina nightclub

Most of the foreign victims in the Reina terror attack on Jan. 1 in Istanbul have been identified as citizens of Middle Eastern countries including Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Iraq
While 358 people lost their lives in 20 huge attacks launched in 2016, state officials issued similar statements: “A malicious, vile attack”, “We condemn it”, “The attacks take place because we fight terrorism”, “Our fight against terrorism will continue pertinaciously”…
A women calling for secularism was detained after participating in a speech protesting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) attack on Istanbul’s Reina nightclub that killed 39 people and wounded 65 others

41,000 Gülen probe suspects are under arrest: Justice Ministry

Justice Ministry sources said on Jan. 2 that there are 41,326 suspects who are arrested as part of probes launched against the Gülen movement in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt
Nightclubs and coffee shops in Istanbul have been affected by the deadly terror attack at the Reina nightclub that killed 39 people and wounded 65 early on Jan. 1
An investigation has been launched into 347 social media users who post in support of terror following the Reina nightclub attack in Istanbul that killed 39 people and wounded 65, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş announced on Jan. 2
My country has been in the grip of intolerance, culminating in the New Year’s Eve massacre. Hopes that Turkey could be a model for the Muslim world have died

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