For the record, Erdoğan could not silence a publisher…a German one…

Turkey’s President Erdogan Fails to Silence German Publisher NYT > Turkey by By MELISSA EDDY A German court rejected a request by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for an injunction against the chief executive of Axel Springer over his support for a comedian who lampooned the Turkish leader. Another Lawsuit by Erdoğan in Germany  Bianet :: English President … Read more

After all; “Turkish Military’s Influence Rises Again”

Turkish Military’s Influence Rises Again – Dion Nissenbaum – May 15, 2:04 PM ISTANBUL—After 13 years of being methodically marginalized during Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s tenure atop Turkish politics, the army is regaining its clout as the president sidelines his political rivals. Turkey’s military, which has forced four European Parliament MPs visiting Turkey on human rights … Read more

Davutoglu’s departure started with an Erdoğanist blog post…

20 confrontations between Davutoğlu and Erdoğan during 20 months of prime ministry What determined outgoing Turkish PM Davutoğlu’s fate most was his up-and-down relationship with President Erdoğan. Here is a list of 20 of Davutoğlu’s confrontations with Erdoğan during his 20-month odyssey as prime minister How mysterious new Turkish blog exposed Erdogan-Davutoglu rift – Al-Monitor the … Read more

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