Mass surveillance: “Summary of Proceedings Prepared for 17,000 Social Media Users…

CHP’s Yarkadaş has said that a “Social Media Monitoring Unit” has been formed and within this framework, summary of proceedings prepared for 17,000 social media users but since detention centers in İstanbul are already full, no detention proceeding is taking place at the moment.
Sixty-two former Turkish diplomats have issued a statement urging the government that Turkey’s qualifications as democratic, secular state based on the rule of law will be lost under proposed constitutional amendments shifting the country to an executive presidential system of governance

Bill to cement Erdoğan’s power passes first vote in Turkey


Turkish MPs back sweeping changes to constitution that would abolish office of prime minister, usher in executive presidency and end judicial independence

A controversial bill that critics say would bring about one-man rule for Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has passed a key hurdle.

All Articles in Constitutional Amendment Draft Passed in Parliament

Upon Parliament passing Article 18 of the Constitutional Amendment Draft with 344 affirmative and 131 no votes, the first round of the voting has been completed.
New York Times – The Editorial Board – Jan 14, 11:30 AM

It should come as no surprise that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey would praise Donald Trump for refusing to talk to a CNN reporter at a news conference. For years, Mr. Erdogan has been crushing independent voices as part of a broader

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