• Turkey's Erdogan calls CNN reporter 'agent' for his coverage of protests

    Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called CNN correspondent Ivan Watson a “flunky” and an “agent” for his coverage of anti-government protests days after police harassed him live on air. Istanbul police interrupted a live CNN International broadcast on Saturday and briefly held Watson, the news broadcaster’s long-time...
  • TURKEY: Corruption poses threat to Turkish's PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan

    The words from one of the three departing ministers were considered stunning, coming from a political party known for silencing dissent. It instantly raised the significance of the entire inquiry and left members of the Turkish public wondering if they were witnessing the collapse of their Islamist-rooted government of the...
  • Sources: US helping underwrite Syrian rebel training on securing chemical weapons

    The United States and some European allies are using defense contractors to train Syrian rebels on how to secure chemical weapons stockpiles in Syria, a senior U.S. official and several senior diplomats told CNN Sunday. The training, which is taking place in Jordan and Turkey, involves how to monitor...
  • Turko-shkupjanët PRO dhe KONTRA Erdoganit

    Rreth katër aktivistë të një organizate politike turke (TDP) në kryeqytetin Maqedonas Shkup, kanë shpërndarë të Enjten parulla të cilat iu bënin thirrje qytetarëve shqiptar dhe atyre turq për të dalë në një protestë e cila ka për qëllim të mbështes kryeministrin aktual turk zt. Tayip Erdogan. Vedat Xhymshiti | between...
  • MYTHS ABOUT THE TURKISH ECONOMY

    The Justice and Development Party, nay, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, came to power at the end of 2002. For more than a decade, Mr. Erdogan (R.T.E.) has been ruling the country as “one man.” There is a widespread rhetoric that Turkey has been showing a miraculous level of economic development during the 10 years under...
  • AT LEAST 14 JOURNALISTS INJURED BY SECURITY FORCES SINCE START OF PROTESTS

    Reporters Without Borders condemns the brutal police action against media workers covering the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul. We understand that 14 journalists have been injured, some seriously, since the protests began in Istanbul and elsewhere. Dozens of other people have been affected by tear gas, which has been used widely...
  • Fresh Violence Erupts As Turkey Protests Enter 6th Day

    Fresh violence erupted in Turkey overnight Tuesday, as protesters defied a government plea to end days of deadly unrest. AFP reported that police used tear gas and water cannons on hundreds of protesters, who ignored warnings to disperse in Istanbul, Ankara and the southeastern city of Hatay, where a young protester died a day earlier.Vedat...
  • Commentary: Getting drunk in Turkey? Think twice

    When I was 10, I was one of four close friends in my neighborhood. We always played and spent our free time together. One morning, I went to Nilüfer’s house, the most beautiful of all of us four with her pale pink skin and raven hair. When I arrived...
  • Commentary: Has Turkey’s arrogant leader reached too far?

    The demonstrations that engulfed Istanbul over the weekend were initially prompted by a small grievance: the government’s decision to build a shopping mall and a replica of Ottoman military barracks in an old, much beloved park where I played as a child. BY SEYLA BENHABIB The impending destruction of...

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