A man who sought veteran’s pay after media reports emerged suggesting he had stopped five tanks on the night of the thwarted July 2016 coup has been accused of “cheating the state,” after a relative said he was in fact the one who broke his jaw in a fight
Renowned jailed journalist and novelist Ahmet Altan harshly slammed the prosecutor who prepared an indictment against him in a court hearing on June 22 as part of the alleged “media leg” of the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), which is widely believed to have perpetrated the July 2016 failed coup
Category: UĞUR GÜRSES
A peculiar picture has again appeared in Turkey’s gold trade. The export and import of gold bars with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is at the center of this peculiarity.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
“I find myself alone when each day is through / Because you’re mine, I walk the line” (Johnny Cash)
Jailed journalist and former economics professor Mehmet Altan denied allegations against him in a court hearing on June 21 in the case into the alleged “media leg” of what prosecutors call the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), believed to be behind the July 15, 2016, coup attempt
U.S. journalist Jeff Mason, head of the White House Correspondents’ Association (WHCA), received the Freedom of Speech Award on June 19 at the Global Media Forum, hosted by Deutsche Welle in Germany’s Bonn – a prize that he said he “never would have sought or expected.”
Jailed journalist Nazlı Ilıcak has denied allegations during court hearings on June 19 and 20 in the case into the alleged “media leg” of what prosecutors call the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ), believed to be behind the July 15, 2016 coup attempt.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turkey faces increasingly difficult times, and matters are set to get worse before they get better. This is not scaremongering but an assessment based on objective events - based on what is taking place in this deeply and dangerously divided country.
An Istanbul court on June 19 rejected an objection to arrest filed for jailed main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Enis Berberoğlu
Category: MURAT YETKİN
In a speech over the weekend, President Tayyip Erdoğan complained that the ongoing Qatar crisis came out of the blue, at a time when Turkey was trying to deal with other serious regional issues like Syria and Iraq.
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
Since 1985, 32 years ago, I have been friends with the arrested Republican People’s Party (CHP) Istanbul deputy and journalist Enis Berberoğlu and his wife, Oya Berberoğlu. Enis joined daily Cumhuriyet’s Ankara bureau that year, and I remember attending their wedding at Ankara’s Gençlik Park on June 7, 1985, and taking a wonderful photo with all our friends
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
Last year, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders ran against Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination for president and lost. Then Hillary Clinton lost the presidency to Donald Trump.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
French photojournalist Mathias Depardon was freed and deported on June 9, after a month of captivity without any official charges.
An Istanbul court sentenced main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Enis Berberoğlu 25 years in prison on June 14 for “leaking state secrets” in the Syria-bound intelligence trucks case, prompting a storm of reaction from the CHP
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has demanded Turkey’s defense in the cases against jailed daily Cumhuriyet journalists, inviting the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to submit a written defense by Oct. 2
Turkish national team coach Fatih Terim has broken his silence on a scandal surrounding international midfielder Arda Turan, declaring that principles should be the priority in retaining team cohesion
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has refused an application from a Turkish teacher who alleges that he was wrongly dismissed with a state of emergency degree
Amid the Qatar crisis which is straining the entire neighborhood, Turkish politics has become occupied with a son-in-law crisis where the courts are accused of positive discrimination in the case of the relatives of key political figures of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti).
The Turkish national football team will play a crucial 2018 World Cup qualifying stage game at Kosovo on June 11, but the competition on the pitch is the least of coach Fatih Terim’s problems.
A French photojournalist who has been held in Turkey for a month saw his mother on June 9 for the first time since being detained in an “emotional” meeting near the Syrian border.
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