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Turkey’s Erdogan takes legal action after lawmaker calls him ‘fascist dictator’ -- Insulting the president is a crime punishable by up to four years in prison in Turkey

Reuters | Published — Tuesday 31 October 2017

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a meeting of the Turkish Justice and Development Party (AK Party) at the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, in Ankara, on Oct. 173 more words

Erdogan's Purge Forces Turkish Mayor to Quit

Reuters news agency reports that a Turkish mayor said he had quit his post and left President Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling AK Party after pressure and threats described as “beyond unbearable”. 112 more words

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Turkey's Erdogan Claims Germany Abetting Terrorists -- "Repeating the same accusations over and over again does not make them any more true."


AUG. 8, 2017, 3:03 A.M. E.D.T.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gestures during a news conference to present the outcome of the G-20 summit, Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017.  579 more words

Jailed Pro-Kurdish Leader Says Fair Trial Impossible in Erdogan's Turkey


JULY 19, 2017, 9:54 A.M. E.D.T.

ANKARA — Turkey’s jailed pro-Kurdish opposition leader said no judge could stand up to Tayyip Erdogan, expressing doubts he could ever have a fair trial after the president publicly labeled him a terrorist. 615 more words

Turkey's Erdogan declares referendum victory, opponents plan challenge


Mon Apr 17, 2017 | 1:28am EDT

By Tuvan Gumrukcu and Humeyra Pamuk | ANKARA/ISTANBUL

President Tayyip Erdogan declared victory in a referendum on Sunday to grant him sweeping powers in the biggest overhaul of modern Turkish politics, but opponents said the vote was marred by irregularities and they would challenge its result. 2,096 more words

Don't let Erdogan become Sultan

Alan Thomas shared Kader Sevinc‘s post (on Facebook).

Thanks to Kader for this. Vote #hayir: don’t let Erdogan become Sultan!

“Turkish Constitutional Referendum: All you need to know” by CHP European Union Representation, Brussels… 439 more words

Posted By JD

Authoritarianism rising -- Turkey moves ahead to strengthen president


DEC. 30, 2016, 6:33 A.M. E.S.T.

ANKARA — Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will be able to appoint and dismiss government ministers, take back the leadership of the ruling party, and govern until 2029 under plans approved by a parliamentary commission on Friday. 410 more words