Not much hope but still “Advocates for News Media to Meet Turkish Officials

Advocates for News Media to Meet Turkish Officials  NYT > Turkey by By RICK GLADSTONE Two advocacy groups left for Turkey to meet with the officials, who may include Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. ************* Turkey: Journalists targeted with altered imagery Mapping Media Freedom in Europe – Ankara, Çankaya, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, Turkey, 174.52 Kms … Read more

William Armstrong on “AKP & Fethullah Gülen alliance”, Presidential system debates, New constitution writing…

New constitution formula takes shape from Hurriyet Daily News Parliament?s Constitutional Reconciliation Commission started writing the new constitution beginning with the section on ?fundamental rights and freedoms.? Charter team draws first border from Hurriyet Daily News Turkey?s Constitution Conciliation Committee agrees on 45 titles under the Fundamental Freedoms and Rights chapter, while failing to reach … Read more

A BBC piece on “Bringing Turkey’s coup leaders to book

Bringing Turkey’s coup leaders to book Jonathan Head By Jonathan Head BBC News, Istanbul Troops seal off main road in Ankara (15 Sept 1980) Hundreds of thousands of people were detained after the coup and many were tortured For 30 years, the officers who led the last military takeover in Turkey have lived secure in … Read more

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