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Two former chief editors in prison, while Turkish justice is mocked by a manifesto

What the leader of the Turkey’s main opposition said on Monday would be enough to lead to an investigation in any ‘minimally democratic’ country. It would lead to the resignation of any minister of justice; even the entire government. 1,691 more words


Turkey's opposition marches for justice, as its media shakes hands with Erdoğan

”Knife’s hit the bone…”

With these words, Turkish opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu started more than a week ago from Ankara his long ‘March for Justice’. 432 km and 20 days later, he hopes to conclude it in front of a jailhouse in Istanbul. 1,541 more words


Stories of agony ad absurdum: The Judge, the Painter and the News Ombudsman

‘My friend Güray Öz – You lived in Germany for many years. You have lived to learn democracy and freedom. In Turkey, one learns about those only by reading the books!

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Türkiye’ye gelecek olanlara tavsiye: SAKIN GELMEYİN!

İnsan doğduğu yeri, ailesini ve akrabalarını kendisi seçemiyor. Ama bazen sevdiğimiz ve yaşamak istediğimiz yerde öyle sorunlarla karşılaşıyoruz ki, doğduğumuz yere veya ülkeye ‘şükretmek’ zorunda kalıyoruz. 638 more words


With the main opposition party gaping, Erdoğan launches 'cultural revolution'

”The constitutional referendum and the authorities’ handling of the campaign that preceded it have reinforced concerns that Turkey is descending ever deeper not only into authoritarianism but into lawlessness.

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