Two autocrats, Erdoğan and Putin, to meet in Turkey… Dispatches from Turkey….

Turkey, Russia to seek new ways to deepen economic ties despite disagreements in Syria, Ukraine Moscow and Ankara will likely focus on finding new ways to enhance their already-tight relationship during Russian president’s high-level Ankara visit Turkey, Russia building new investment platform for joint projects across Russia’s regions The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Renaissance Holding … Read more

“Ruling on power plant project in Soma olive grove ‘leaked to company’ so that fell down 6 thousand trees before they received it…

CHP deputy questions wiretapping claims over AKP trolls It has been alleged that Internet trolls linked to the ruling Justice and Development Party have established firms to cover up their illegal wiretappings Ruling on power plant project in Soma olive grove ‘leaked to company’ Kolin officials allegedly moved to cut the trees before the decision to halt … Read more

Looks like President wants to bankrupt a bank, Bank Asya…

Trading of Bank Asya shares suspended again after sharp fluctuations Turkish stock exchange Borsa Istanbul briefly suspended the trading of Islamic lender Bank Asya shares Sept. 18, citing extraordinary movements in the exchange of the lender’s shares. President Erdoğan again slams Gezi protesters, declares pro-Gülen bank ‘already bankrupt’ Erdoğan has signaled no change to his tone as … Read more