Tag archive for ‘democracy’
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By admin On Saturday, November 1st, 2014
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Article Scan: Turkey’s problems with neighbours (The Economist)

Recent actions push Turkey away from the West and the European Union. THE fallout from Turkey’s relations with Islamic State (IS) knows no end. Its global image is in tatters amid persistent claims of secret More...

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By admin On Friday, February 8th, 2013
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Critical comments from the U.S. Ambasssador disturbs government

It is a known fact nowadays that Turkey and the United States disaccord in regards several major foreign policy issues and have been experiencing sort of tension between administrations, from time to time. Now, More...

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By admin On Friday, January 11th, 2013
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NGOs draw Obama’s attention to human rights in Turkey

A very interesting development has been reported in regards to the practices of the current government in Turkey. It has been on the agenda for a while that the Turkish government has been receiving criticism from More...

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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...

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By admin On Saturday, July 21st, 2012
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Will “Witness Protection Law” shield women in Turkey?

Female victims of domestic violence and their children will receive new identities under the Witness Protection Law, but rights activists say the new measure will be useless unless police actually implement the More...

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By admin On Tuesday, July 10th, 2012
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Court denies elected deputies freedom despite judicial reform

An Istanbul court dashed hopes yesterday that two arrested main opposition deputies would be freed following a judicial reform package, but the MPs could still win their release within a week. Relatives, journalists More...

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By admin On Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
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Erdoğan and Obama discuss Syria issue in Los Cabos

Obama and Erdoğan discuss Syria US President Barack Obama and Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met at the G20 summit Tuesday to discuss the need for a political transition in Syria. Erdoğan More...

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By admin On Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
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A secure island or a country troubled with problems of democracy

It is amazing to see that a country with heavy debts to IMF only several years ago, can now be shown as a model economy with a couple of billion dollars of debts left and a growing economy despite the merciless More...

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By admin On Friday, June 8th, 2012
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Parliamentary commission visits Demirel over 1960 coup

Turkey’s ninth president and former Prime Minister Süleyman Demirel has reportedly told a parliamentary commission tasked with investigating past coups that he regrets the 1960 military coup and that Turkey More...

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By admin On Monday, May 21st, 2012
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Doğan CW says democracy, free press media go hand in hand

Democracy and a free press are like twins for sustainable growth, said Doğan Holding Chairwoman Begümhan Doğan Faralyalı at the second annual meeting of the Center for Global Dialogue and Cooperation (CGDC) More...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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By admin On Friday, April 13th, 2012
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High-ranking retired soldiers detained in Turkey as part of a probe into post-modern coup on February 28th 1997

Several high-ranking retired soldiers, including former Deputy Chief of General Staff Gen. Çevik Bir, were detained yesterday as part of a probe into the “post-modern coup,” in the latest crackdown on active More...

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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, February 28th, 2012
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CHP party announces new road map on the way to more democracy for Turkey

CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu cements his grip within the main opposition. Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu cemented his victory over the intra-party opposition More...

By admin On Monday, February 27th, 2012
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Which has failed? Democracy in Turkey or democratic community of EU..

A very creative article by Nuray Mert, one of the most objective and courageous journalists who has always avoided taking sides, on the contrary to most journalists (and papers) in Turkey today. She tries to put More...

By admin On Sunday, February 26th, 2012
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CHP leader promises democracy for his party and Turkey

The main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) extraordinary convention has opened amid tensions as a leading dissident lawmaker said the gathering had failed to reach the required quorum. According to More...

By admin On Friday, January 27th, 2012
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Does the government deserve all the credit for the bright performance of Turkey recently?

As it looks so far, Turkey has successfully survived the European crisis at a time when many economies in the EU have failed. Whether we are pleased with all practices of the present administration or not, it would More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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Pro-Kurdish deputy says Kurds should not lay down arms

Kurds should not lay down arms, deputy says Kurds should not lay down their arms because weapons are the community’s “insurance policy,” Diyarbakır independent deputy Leyla Zana has said. “The armed conflict More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 10th, 2012
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Democracy in Turkey: Main opposition leader may face imprisonment for “influencing a fair trial” and insulting judges

Ankara is hit by a new political earthquake, as a prosecutor looks to try the CHP’s leader for ‘influencing a fair trial’ The public prosecutor in Istanbul’s Silivri district is seeking the revocation of More...

By admin On Sunday, December 18th, 2011
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Is the USA winner or loser of the war in Iraq?

After 9 years of blood and tears in Iraq the United States troops have left this country. They came to bring democracy whereas in the end they only brought death and misery. The region has been in a turmoil since More...

By admin On Monday, December 12th, 2011
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Is Turkey taking backwards steps in human rights issues?

Human rights workers, lawyers and politicians say Turkey has been taking backwards steps on human rights issues since 2005. Police violence, arbitrary detentions and long prison periods are the major issues Turkey’s More...

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