The Estonian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU) warns Turkey against the extension of its state of emergency stressing that it harms the environment for progress in democracy and the rule of law and complicates ties between Ankara and Brussels.
The second hearing of the case into the raid on Hürriyet, the Hürriyet Daily News, CNN Türk and Kanal D at the Doğan Media Center during last year’s failed coup was postponed to early August by an Istanbul court on July 18 after the suspects demanded extra time for their pleas.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
I strongly recommend you read Barçın Yinanç’s interview with Mahir Ünal, the deputy chairman and spokesman of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti), in today’s Hürriyet Daily News.
The suspects in the case of the raid on daily Hürriyet, the Hürriyet Daily News, CNN Türk and Kanal D at the Doğan Media Center in the Bağcılar district of Istanbul on the night of last year’s coup attempt refused to testify in the first hearing on July 17, claiming they had not received the indictment.
The hearing of a total of 19 soldiers who raided daily Hürriyet, the Hürriyet Daily News, CNN Türk and Kanal D at the Doğan Media Center in the Bağcılar district of Istanbul on the night of last year’s failed coup attempt will begin on July 17, one year after the attempted takeover
Sevan Nişanyan, who was jailed in 2014 over charges of illegal construction in the town of Şirince in İzmir, announced in a Twitter post on July 14 that he had escaped from prison.
As Turkey is heading toward the first anniversary of the July 15, 2016, military coup attempt, new details about the plot and how it started to fall apart are emerging.
The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an umbrella group overwhelmingly made up of the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), has not attended any meeting in Washington of the international coalition to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a U.S. official told the Hürriyet Daily News on July 12
With the inevitable return of Iran to the energy market and the normalization of relations with Israel on track, the two countries present untapped potential for energy-hungry Turkey, says professor Gürkan Kumbaroğlu, ahead of the 22th world petroleum congress due to take place this week in İstanbul
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said the 25-day “justice march,” which was completed with a massive rally on Istanbul’s Asian side on July 9, marks a “new beginning” for the country
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
“July 15 has compiled several lessons for us to draw from,” is the starting sentence of former National Security Organization (MİT) undersecretary Emre Taner’s opinion on the intelligence gap concerning last year’s coup attempt. Taner served between the years 2005 and 2010
Turkey came back from the brink of a huge disaster on July 15, 2016, the day of the failed coup attempt, Doğan Group Honorary Chairman Aydın Doğan said on July 7.
Only a day after main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said he was worried about possible “provocative” attacks on his justice march, aiming to get it blocked before reaching Istanbul, police announced on July 5 that they had arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)
Some 301,000 motorcycle accidents happened in the last 10 years in Turkey, according to daily Habertürk
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has slammed main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for suggesting that some groups linked to the MHP could be used to target the ongoing justice march from Ankara to Istanbul
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Metin Münir has been a liberal, a very libertarian writer. He was one of the former editors of the Hürriyet Daily News.
On July 5, the 20th day of his “justice march,” social democratic main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said he had heard of a plot to stop the march before it enters and terminates in Istanbul on July 9.
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has issued a motion for a parliamentary investigation demanding additional security measures be taken for the justice march from Ankara to Istanbul
The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) will apply to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) regarding the supreme election board’s decision to accept unstamped ballot papers during the April 16 constitutional referendum, CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on July 4
Turkey’s drug problem, which has come under increasing public scrutiny in recent weeks, is largely a result of chaotic urbanization, according to veteran psychiatrist Kültekin Ögel.
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