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Republic of Turkish violence

Republic of Turkish violence

Violence seems to be everywhere in and around Turkey these days – including at my front door.

Comment(s) 7/26/2014

Suspects to be queried on intel agency tapping

Suspects to be queried on intel agency tapping

Police officers, including chiefs from the anti-terror department detained as part of a probe into the alleged 'parallel state,' are set to be questioned on accusations that they wiretapped Turkey’s intelligence chief

Comment(s) 7/23/2014

Turkish governor denies joining anti-Coca Cola protests against Israel by drinking Fanta

Turkish governor denies joining anti-Coca Cola protests against Israel by drinking Fanta

The governor, who was photographed posing with bottles of Fanta, still backed the boycott

Comment(s) 7/24/2014

Militant Islamist group’s leader released pending retrial

Militant Islamist group’s leader released pending retrial

Salih İzzet Erdiş, known by the alias 'Salih Mirzabeyoğlu,' was arrested in 1999 and was initially sentenced to death on charges of 'attempting to overthrow the constitutional order by use of arms'

Comment(s) 7/23/2014

Boycott calls against Turkish-Jewish writer prompt anti-Semitism row

Boycott calls against Turkish-Jewish writer prompt anti-Semitism row

Calls for a boycott of Israeli products circulating on social media have extended to novels penned by Mario Levi, an acclaimed Turkish writer of Jewish descent, drawing criticism at overt anti-Semitism

Comment(s) 7/24/2014

Illegal electricity use lingers as a fraught issue in eastern Turkey

Illegal electricity use lingers as a fraught issue in eastern Turkey

Eastern Turkey has recently been gripped by more regular power cuts. Hürriyet explains

Comment(s) 7/23/2014

Shack owner wins lawsuit against municipality over eviction from Istanbul neighborhood

Shack owner wins lawsuit against municipality over eviction from Istanbul neighborhood

The owner of a shack on Istanbul’s Asian side has won his lawsuit against the Kadıköy Municipality over his forced eviction as part of an urban redevelopment project, news website Bianet reported on July 23.

Comment(s) 7/23/2014

67 police officers detained in ‘parallel state’ probe in Turkey

67 police officers detained in ‘parallel state’ probe in Turkey

A total of 67 people are detained as part of two investigations conducted by the anti-terror unit, one into 'espionage' allegations and the other into the 'illegal wiretapping'

Comment(s) 7/22/2014

Nine intelligence officers disappear following probe into ‘illegal wiretapping’

Nine intelligence officers disappear following probe into ‘illegal wiretapping’

Nine intelligence officers have disappeared following a criminal probe into the “illegal wiretapping” of gov't officials

Comment(s) 7/23/2014

Syrian refugee children strive to get free food during iftar dinners in central Istanbul

Syrian refugee children strive to get free food during iftar dinners in central Istanbul

Public iftars will be held every day until the end of Ramadan, and have become a rare opportunity for Syrian refugees to receive free and substantial meals

Comment(s) 7/22/2014

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