Category: MURAT YETKİN
All three Turkish opposition parties in parliament have ignored President Erdoğan’s surprising public objection to the resignation of MİT Chief Hakan Fidan, who answered to a call by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to become a candidate for the ruling party in the June 7 parliamentary elections.
As dissidents continued to raise their voices against the controversial new homeland security bill, PM Davutoğlu attended a “special security meeting” before chairing a cabinet meeting on Feb. 11
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Interior Minister Efkan Ala, while chatting with journalists the other day, made an interesting comment about media groups affiliated with the Fethullah Gülen movement
President Erdoğan reiterates his criticism of intel chief Hakan Fidan for resigning to run for office, saying he advised him to stay in the critical post
The debate on the government’s controversial security bill, scheduled to be held in parliament today after being postponed last week, has been delayed again, as the three opposition parties in the legislature plan to file motion after motion to stop the bill in its tracks.
The Turkish government’s contentious new security bill is fully in line with EU norms and universal values, PM Davutoğlu has stressed
A group mostly made up of retired non-commissioned officers has formed a new political party called the 'AS Parti,' filing the required petition with the Interior Ministry
The citizens’ right to resist against oppression is both a universal right and it complies with religion, main opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
Not according to credit ratings agency Standard & Poor’s. In a note released on Feb. 6, S&P said the “banking regulator’s (BDDK) decision to transfer the management of Bank Asya to the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF) does not affect the unsolicited credit ratings on Turkey.”
Nils Muižnieks has expressed his concerns and urged parliament to reconsider the bill
Senior civil servants who have been eager to play on the political stage, have flocked into offices related to their institutions in order to submit their resignations
Hakan Fidan, head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT), has submitted his resignation to run in June 7 general elections. He could become the new foreign minister if he is elected. 'If a person who is assigned as Superman enters the parliament, I consider it a waste," Deputy PM Arınç said.
Turkish authorities have refused to say when and how Russian citizen Ramazova had entered Turkey before detonating herself in Istanbul
Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
There are only three-and-a-half months until the general elections in Turkey: The strategic importance of a city is increasing.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkey is slowly approaching a breaking point in politics and economics, and its citizens surely have that inner-gut feeling about where the country is heading.
A deputy leader of the main opposition party has questioned the testimony of a suspect in the case over the wiretapping of then-PM Erdoğan, who said Erdoğan sent him to Libya to meet Gadhafi several times in private
Main opposition CHP deputy Atilla Kart, citing a note from a former staff member, has claimed large-scale rigging was in action at Milli Piyango, Turkey’s now-privatized national lottery
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chairman Selahattin Demirtaş has described the Kurdish peace process as at neither an impasse nor a breakthrough, saying a meeting between the government and a HDP delegation would soon happen.
A group of main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputies, under the leadership of CHP deputy chairman Sezgin Tanrıkulu, has applied to the Justice Ministry to visit Hidayet Karaca, the CEO of the Samanyolu Media Group, on Feb. 9
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
I guess the big smiles that appeared on the faces of many Turks after the electoral victory of Syriza in Greece were frozen when they heard that Alexis Tsipras had forged a coalition with the right-wing Independent Greeks party.
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