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ErdoÄźan plan for super-presidency threatens life of Turkey's democracy

By Simon Tisdall
The Guardian

The Turkish president’s attempted power-grab is slated from within his own party as divisions between the country’s executive and legislature deepen… 947 more words

Probe launched after Turkish deputy PM’s accusations against Ankara mayor

The Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched an investigation into Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç and Ankara Mayor Melih Gökçek after the two traded angry accusations as a row within the ruling party widened.


Turkey's president Erdogan told to 'stop interfering' in government business

An unprecedented rift has emerged between Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the government over the handling of the peace process to end the decades-long armed struggle by Kurdish militants. 28 more words

Erdogan's lobbying exposes fractures in Turkey's ruling party

Anyone watching the multitude of Turkish television stations broadcasting President Tayyip Erdogan’s speeches on an almost daily basis might be forgiven for thinking he was the one standing in a June election. 47 more words

Turkish Government Approves "Censorship Bill 3.0"

Turkish government has tried repeatedly over the course of years, to pass restrictive bills that suggest draconian measures to interrupt free flow of information on the internet, thus legalize censorship. 985 more words


Turkish PM urges burying guns, not youths

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu urged people to bury guns in the ground instead of youths, referring to the decades-old conflict between the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Turkey, at a spring festival organized by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Istanbul on March 21. 26 more words

Turkey Turning Into Russia

Turkish democracy is under assault. The increasingly conservative rhetoric of the AKP, the country’s dominant political party, is fueling widespread concern that the secular Turkish Republic might soon be supplanted by an Islamist regime. 1,395 more words