Tag archive for ‘akp’
OIL PRICES
By admin On Saturday, April 5th, 2014
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Main opposition says gasoline prices have increased 210 pct during AKP rule

Lofty tax burdens have caused the price of gasoline to skyrocket over 210 percent during the 11-year Justice and Development (AKP) rule, the main opposition party has claimed. “Turkish people are paying many times More...

BUSINESS ARTICLES
By admin On Thursday, January 9th, 2014
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Article Scan – January 9th: Some thoughts on Turkey’s “Parallel State” and Corruption

Some thoughts on Turkey’s “Parallel State” and Corruption Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has recently been marketing a new term for Turkish public consumption: the “Parallel State.” This More...

TUSIAD
By admin On Friday, December 20th, 2013
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TUSIAD demands the government to stop trying to interfere with the judiciary

The business group TÜSİAD issues probe warning as government widens police purge Turkey’s bosses have got involved  in discussions about  Turkey’s landmark graft scandal by demanding that the government More...

POLICE CHIEF
By admin On Thursday, December 19th, 2013
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Istanbul police chief dismissed after fraud operations involving ministers

Istanbul police chief dismissed amid bribery probe into high-profile names “I’m a public officer. I’ve served for 4 and a half years in Istanbul with honour. But now I’m asked to return More...

BUSINESS FRAUD TURKEY
By admin On Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
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Foreign press: Ministers’ sons arrested in fraud investigation in Turkey

Surprise raids on allies of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has sent shockwaves through government months before elections. Turkish police have arrested the sons of three cabinet ministers and at least 34 others in orchestrated More...

VISION-2023
By admin On Tuesday, August 20th, 2013
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2023 Vision of The Republic of Turkey

The Republic of Turkey is preparing for the year 2023, its 100th anniversary year of establishment. Turkey has taken giant steps in the years after establishment in 1923, to travel a modernization journey of almost More...

ALCOHOL-RAKI
By admin On Tuesday, May 28th, 2013
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Turkish Government adopts alcohol bill imposing restrictions

General Assembly of the Turkish Parliament adopted a controversial alcohol bill prepared by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) bringing restrictions on the sale and advertising of alcoholic beverages More...

UMIT_BOYNER
By admin On Saturday, September 15th, 2012
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TÜSİAD Chairwoman Boyner says polarization deepens in Turkey

Polarization, hate and hostility are eroding Turkey’s social, political, and economic accomplishments, Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD) Chairwoman Ümit Boyner has said. Terrorist activities More...

NEWYORKTIMES_NO_WAY
By admin On Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
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Does Turkish government deserve strong criticism?

Turkey which received a real strong applause from western democracies for a long time – until a short while ago – has been attracting criticism for a while  from some major unbiased sources in those More...

GUL_ERDOGAN
By admin On Friday, August 3rd, 2012
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Will President Gül comment about row over presidential elections

President Gül is expected to make a public statement to end the argument regarding a debate over the presidential elections, set to take place in 2014. Turkey’s head of state and head of government are seeking More...

KILICDAROGLU2
By admin On Sunday, July 29th, 2012
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Opposition leader: Turkey is now in trouble in Syria

Main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu recently criticized the government’s stance on Syria, saying Turkey is now “a country in trouble.” “We do not want our people to pay the price More...

FOREIGN_INVESTMENT_TURKEY
By admin On Friday, July 6th, 2012
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Foreign direct investments in Turkey climb by 75 percent in 2011

Turkey drew $15.9 billion in direct international investment in 2011, according to the World Investment Report issued by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) yesterday. The investments More...

ERDOGAN_KILICDAROGLU_2
By admin On Thursday, June 7th, 2012
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Erdoğan and Kılıçdaroğlu clash on economic growth figures

A country ‘begging’ for 100 billion euros in order not to collapse cannot be model for Turkey, PM Erdoğan says in an open reference to Greece. Opposition leader Kılıçdaroğlu is doubtful of the official More...

ERDOGAN_GUL
By admin On Saturday, May 12th, 2012
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New debate in Turkey; Change to presidential system

Heated debate has gripped Turkey over the redrafting of a military-era constitution and a related question — whether Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to cling to power as president. Parliament has started More...

AHMET_SIK
By admin On Friday, May 11th, 2012
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RSF reports Turkey in top five of “Journalists in Jail” list

According to RSF report, Turkey is one of the top-five countries ranked in “the countries with the most journalists in jail”. According to Reporters Without Borders Organization (RSF) data, 21 journalists, More...

LIGHTHOUSE_PROSECUTORS
By admin On Saturday, May 5th, 2012
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Three prosecutors removed from Lighthouse probe go on trial

Three prosecutors, who were abruptly removed from the Lighthouse probe last year appear in court on charges of forgery of official documents and abuse of office. The prosecutors deny all accusations The three prosecutors More...

EMINE_ULKER_TARHAN_2
By admin On Sunday, April 29th, 2012
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CHP deputy: Education law blow to “democratic & secular state”

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) petitioned the Constitutional Court to suspend and scrap a controversial law that will profoundly overhaul Turkey’s education system and introduce the Quran More...

chp-faruk-logoglu
By admin On Sunday, April 29th, 2012
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Is Turkey volunteering for a dangerous fantasy in Middle East?

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy chair Faruk Loğoğlu has slammed Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu for saying Turkey has a pioneering role in the new Middle East, calling this view More...

PRESIDENT_GUL
By admin On Saturday, April 28th, 2012
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President Gül extends support for jailed deputies in Turkey

President Gül weighs into the debate over imprisoned deputies, expressing his desire to see them released pending trial to assume their parliamentary seats President Abdullah Gül called for a solution to the problem More...

oyak_reno
By admin On Friday, April 27th, 2012
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Number of people in custody for 28th February plot goes upto 35

The Ankara court order to jail retired lieutenant-general Yildirim Turker along with eight other serving and retired officers, brought the number held pending trial to 35 since prosecutors launched an investigation More...

cevik_bir
By admin On Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
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Opposition: Probe for Feb 28th coup has turned into “witch hunt”

Turkish police have launched a third wave of raids as part of a probe into the Feb. 28 post-modern coup of 1997 amid complaints by the main opposition’s leader that the investigation is turning into a “witch More...

ERDOGAN_DEMOCRACY
By admin On Thursday, April 12th, 2012
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A democracy exercise in a Turkey targeting advanced democracy

Turkish government, (AK PARTİ currently) has always claimed to have adopted the target of establishing advanced democracy in Turkey, based on many statements made by PM Erdoğan and his deputies. The giant program More...

By admin On Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
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Ministry completes draft law to improve Turkey’s women shelters againts violence

The Family and Social Policies Ministry has completed a draft law on regulations governing women’s shelters with special provisions to combat violence toward women. The draft will oblige all municipalities in More...