AKP leadership attacking Supreme Court as 4 former ministers’ corruption case to be determined today…

Supreme Court plotted against AKP, health minister claims Hurriyet Daily News Mehmet Müezzinoğlu diagnosed the Supreme Court as ‘the main element which plotted against the ruling party’ Inquiry panel to vote on fate of former ministers A parliamentary inquiry commission is expected to decide whether to send four former ministers to the Supreme Council for trial on … Read more

Protests on the 1st Anniversary of Corruption Probe as Turkey NOW Convicted of Torturing 19 y.o. Demonstrator

Protests on the 1st Anniversary of Corruption Probe  Bianet :: English Several protests have been held on the 1st Anniversary of Corruption Probe within which four minister resigned. While the hashtag #hırsızvar (#thereisathief) became a top tweet, 5 demonstrators were detained in Istanbul. Blame game continues in Dink murder case: Former Istanbul intelligence head accuses former Trabzon … Read more

Erdoğan’s palace to be protected by commandos… Open Source Analysis of The IS Attack on Kobane… “NATO calls on Turkey to join EU sanctions against Russia as Putin visits Ankara…

The IS Attack on Kobane: Open Source Analysis turkeywonk.wordpress.com – aaronstein1 – Nov 30, 6:55 AM – Yesterday, the Islamic State detonated four suicide car bombs in the embattled town of Kobane. One VBIED detonated just inside the Mursitpinar border gate. After the explosion, clashes broke out between the YPG and the Islamic state in … Read more

Turkish Constitutional Court working on 10 percent election threshold… Turkey’s Science Minister declares Muslims discovered Earth… Dispatches from Turkey…

Turkish Constitutional Court working on 10 percent election threshold Turkey’s Constitutional Court is considering applications that call for lifting the 10 percent threshold in the Turkish election system, according to Constitutional Court head Haşim Kılıç. Muslims discovered Earth is round, Turkey’s Science Minister says After President Erdoğan’s ‘Muslims discovered America’ claim, a Turkish minister raises the ante … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: ” Internet Freedom, Rights in Sharp Decline

Twitter users on trial while Turkey hosts key UN Internet summit Amnesty International – Sep 2 – The Turkish government’s prosecution of Twitter critics is a deeply hypocritical stance for the host of the Internet Governance Forum, Amnesty International said today. The organization called on future hosts to set a better example while… Turkey: Internet … Read more

As the tension with Constitutional Court continues, President Gül approves the controversial MIT, Intel law…

Turkey’s spy agency granted extraordinary powers, as President Gül approves MIT law President Gül has approved a bill expanding the powers of the MİT, Turkey’s spy agency. With the new law, all Turkish citizens will legally be obliged to provide the MİT requested information and document –or face four years in jail A Jedi Knight Or Iftikhar … Read more

Today’s enemy for AKP leadership: Haşim Kılıç

Turkey?s top judge delivers vitriolic speech in front of PM Erdoğan Hurriyet Daily News Constitutional Court Head Haşim Kılıç has delivered a vitriolic speech in the presence of Turkish President Abdullah Gül and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, harshly criticizing the government for rights violations Haşim Kılıç: “Devletin imkanları kullanılarak yapılan hizmetler vatandaşa lütuf gibi sunulamaz” … Read more

AKP’s new target: Constitutional Court

Erdoğan now at odds with Constitutional Court Hurriyet Daily News The tendency actually started before the March 30 local elections, but it has continued afterward, despite the 45 percent Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan Turkey’s top judge downplays concerns over elections Hurriyet Daily News Constitutional Court President Haşim Kılıç has sought to temper concerns over … Read more

Erdoğan aggresive as usual, battle over prep schools continues…A politics roundup. #İknaOdalarınaHAYIR

Turkish government defiant as battle over prep schools rises The tension recently peaked, with Erdoğan describing the group?s objection to his government?s plans as a ?smear campaign? Turkish government to let Syrian refugees vote in elections, CHP claims The government is aiming to manipulate election results by allowing Syrian refugees to vote in Turkish elections, … Read more

EFD Rights Watch: Arbitrariness routinized as Grup Yorum concert cancelled… As Turkey becomes the 2nd heavily policed country…

Grup Yorum interdit de séjour à Harbiye (Istanbul) Heureusement qu’il n’était pas question de liberté d’expression dans le” paquet démocratique” présenté le 30 septembre dernier par  Recep Tayyip Erdogan, le chef du gouvernement AKP. Sinon on aurait pu penser que la “grande municipalité” d’Istanbul avait loupé l’appel ou pire était entrée en dissidence. Most Heavily Policed: … Read more

Yeni Anayasa Gündemi: “Haşim Kılıç: Anayasa halka gitsin…

Anayasa halka gitsin from Hürriyet ANASAYFA Anayasa Mahkemesi Başkanı Haşim Kılıç, yüksek mahkemenin 51. kuruluş yıldönümü töreninde çözüm süreci, yeni anayasa ve yargıya ilişkin önemli mesajlar verdi. Liderlere ?uzlaşma? mesajı veren Kılıç, nefret söyleminin bırakılıp barışçı çözümlerin konuşulmasını, TBMM?de 367 bulunsa bile yeni anayasanın referandum yapılarak halka götürülmesini istedi   Anayasa Ermenileri de kapsayacak Milliyet … Read more