The 2017 World Press Freedom Index prepared annually by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) saw Turkey decline by four points compared to last year due to an “unprecedented purge” under the state of emergency
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Does anyone remember the “zero problems with neighbors” slogan of the Ahmet Davutoğlu prime ministry in Turkey?
Some 7.2 million children in Turkey lived in households suffering from severe material deprivation in 2015, a fresh report has revealed.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, Violence and the State’ by Mehmet Kurt (Pluto Press, 208 pages, £54)
Past generations spoke with experience and the knowledge that comes with age. Otherwise, how could they wisely stress that “he who gets up in anger, sits down with loss?” Similarly, past generations have whispered into our ears that “strong vinegar first harms its jar.”
More than 500,000 Turkish citizens living abroad have gone to the polls in the first week of voting in Turkey’s constitutional referendum.
Several people were injured in “serious” altercations in front of the Turkish consulate in Brussels between supporters and opponents of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on March 30, Belgian police said
Some 38,000 Turkish citizens living abroad cast their votes on the first day of voting in the constitutional referendum to decide on whether to shift the country to an executive presidential system with vastly enhanced powers for the president
Voting for the referendum on Turkey’s constitutional amendments began on March 27 in Germany, Austria, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Denmark and will last until April 9.
Turkish society should reevaluate its “common values” if it wants economic progress and higher social welfare, Doğan Holding Chair Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı said on March 24.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The United States banned laptops, tablets, cameras and similar electronic devices aboard planes from 10 cities in eight countries on March 20.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
The wave is getting bigger.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
There are four weeks left to go to the referendum on whether to shift the country from the current parliamentary system to an executive presidential system abolishing the prime ministry and decorating the president with super powers as the sole ruler of the country
The humanitarian crisis should not be used for the benefit of the nation, opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said, urging to maintain calmness over the escalating diplomatic crisis with the Netherlands and Germany.
Turks living in the U.K. will go to polling stations early April for Turkey’s April 16 referendum on constitutional changes
Statements by the jailed Kurdish issue-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş “go beyond freedom of expression,” a court ruled on March 13.
There are currently a total of 5,531 arrested and convicted Turkish citizens in 147 countries, Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has stated, responding to a parliamentary question from a main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy.
Lockheed Martin Corp said on March 3 it was talking to the governments of Spain, Switzerland and Belgium about selling its F-35 fighter jets to the European nation
The 16th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival will take place between Feb. 16 and 26 in Istanbul and March 2 and 5 in Ankara and İzmir
The number of countries with a top-notch sovereign credit rating fell to the lowest level in 13 years last year, the international rating agency Fitch said on Feb. 9.
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