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Main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized the detention of the co-mayors of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, asking why Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı were not detained previously “if they supported terror.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has slammed the editors of Turkish magazine Nokta, which was raided by police over its latest issue showing a photomontage of Erdoğan taking a selfie in front of a killed soldier’s coffin, as “dishonorable and despicable.”
In the run-up to the Nov. 1 snap elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) for drafting reports taking into consideration Turkish voters coerced by armed threat
Daily Hürriyet cannot be silenced with politically motivated probes and attacks, Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has leveled an unveiled criticism at Russia for its continued military assistance of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime
Nurettin Kurt – ANKARA
AKP deputy Abdurrahim Boynukalın, who delivered a fiery speech addressing hundreds of protesters who attacked daily Hürriyet last week, has filed a request with the Ankara Governor’s Office to be assigned a personal security guard as he said he feels “under threat.”
According to journalist-author Cengiz Çandar, who has been working on the Kurdish matter for years, the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) wanted the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to be weakened just as much as the Turkish government.
ISTANBUL – Doğan News Agency
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) Head Devlet Bahçeli and Republican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Head Bülent Tezcan have both condemned the investigation launched into the Doğan Media Group over news reports accused of “making terrorism propaganda.”
Deniz Zeyrek - MILAN
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) movement, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has said, adding that there is “no point” in arguing whether Erdoğan’s clout was felt over the recent congress of the AKP.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said he “disapproved” of threatening remarks by a deputy of his party targeting daily Hürriyet journalists
The President’s Office has dismissed growing criticism of a police raid on a Turkish magazine over its cover bearing a montage picture of a smiling President Erdoğan taking a “selfie” in front of the coffin of a soldier, claiming that “insults” cannot be considered part of freedom of expression.