For the record, Turkey’s Energy minister vowed to keep lights on during polls (!)

Turkish minister vows to keep lights on during polls Hurriyet Daily News Energy Minister Yıldız, who once accused a cat of sabotaging Turkey’s local elections, has vowed to keep lights on during upcoming general elections Turkish parties in crucial stage of polls before deadline Parties from all sides of Turkey’s political spectrum race to get their final … Read more

The Turkish army is back. “236 acquitted in Balyoz coup case

236 acquitted in Balyoz coup case   All 236 suspects in the ‘Balyoz’ coup plot case were acquitted March 31 after the case’s prosecutor argued that digital data submitted as evidence was ‘fake’ Turkish army denounces ‘illegal copying’ of state secrets The Turkish General Staff has filed a criminal complaint over the permitting of top secret information … Read more

Amnesty International: “Draconian reforms give police wide-ranging powers to repress dissent

Turkey: Draconian reforms give police wide-ranging powers to repress dissent Amnesty International – Mar 27, 3:53 PM – Photo: Riot police confront a protester at Istiklal street near Taksim square in Istanbul, on 15 June 2013. © OZAN KOSE/AFP/Getty Images A range of security reforms in a bill passed by Turkey’s Parliament today will give … Read more

As Erdoğan makes Iran the new enemy over Yemen… Council of Europe official condemns Turkey’s sentencing of cartoonists

VIDEO: France 24’s exclusive interview with Turkish President Erdoğan Erdoğan told France 24 that Ankara may consider providing ‘logistical support’ to the Saudi-led military mission launched overnight in Yemen Erdoğan’s wealth Today’s Zaman Turkey’s embattled President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s massive personal and family wealth, which has been accumulated over the span of two decades since he … Read more

It is time, Turkish politicians head to Washington over worries about Armenian resolution…

Turkish politicians head to Washington over worries about Armenian resolution Worried about a draft resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives that recognizes the 1915 killings of Ottoman Armenians as genocide, a group of Turkish politicians have set out for Washington to ensure that the resolution does not pass. Turkey launches operation against PKK hideouts Turkish security … Read more