Monthly Archives: November 2017

Turkey Becomes ‘Country of Suspects’

There are as many as 6 million 900 thousand suspects in Turkey of 80 million population. In short, eight out of every 100 people are suspects according to the state. from bianet http://ift.tt/2Afu2te via CHPEU

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US Trial Threatens Funding for Turkey’s Dollar-dependent Banks

US Trial Threatens Funding for Turkey’s Dollar-dependent BanksNovember 29, 2017 4:21 PM LONDON/ISTANBUL — Turkey’s deteriorating finances are hurting the country’s banks whose reliance on dollar funding makes them vulnerable to the worst-case scenario: a sudden halt or reversal of … Continue reading

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CHP News: Kılıçdaroğlu says he has more files on Erdoğan family’s bank transactions

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said he holds more documents proving that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s close circle made multi-million transactions to an off-shore company. from Hürriyet Daily News http://ift.tt/2zQmqhZ via CHPEU

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Journalists, Attorneys, Academics Call for Solidarity With March for Freedom of Thought, Expression, Press

Ahead of the march for freedom of thought, expression and press on December 1, journalists, academics and Attorneys have shared a solidarity campaign on social media with the hashtag #HaydiSöyle (come on, speak up). from bianet http://ift.tt/2zPEJDP via CHPEU

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CHP News: Istanbul prosecutor issues detention warrant for former CHP MP over Zarrab case

The Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office on Nov. 28 issued a detention warrant for former main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Aykan Erdemir, on the grounds that he provided “fake reports” as evidence for the U.S. case of Turkish-Iranian … Continue reading

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Journalists, Academics, Lawyers to March: #WeHaveaWord

In protest of restrictions on freedom of expression and thought, journalists, academics and lawyers will march in Kadıköy on December 2. from bianet http://ift.tt/2ncwR9C via CHPEU

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CHP President Kılıçdaroğlu reveals Erdoğan family’s Off-Shore Savings Accounts

Main opposition #CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu had stated yesterday that today’s party group meeting would be historic, after he had accused President Erdoğan of having off-shore savings accounts. *** “There is a tiny company founded in the state of Mann Island. … Continue reading

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CHP News: We support solution ensuring Syria’s integrity: CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said his party supports a solution that ensures the territorial integrity of Syria, after a key meeting between the leaders of Iran, Turkey and Russia was held in Russia’s Sochi … Continue reading

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[Ticker] EU tax haven blacklist may include Turkey

Turkey may end up on the EU’s blacklist of tax havens, according to confidential documents seen by Bloomberg. The news agency on Thursday reported that the EU working group tasked with coming up with the list said Turkey had not … Continue reading

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CHP News: Erdoğan sues CHP President for 1.5 million liras

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has filed a complaint against main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, demanding non-pecuinary damages worth 1.5 million Turkish Liras over recent comments. from Hürriyet Daily News http://ift.tt/2BiKsiE via CHPEU

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CHP News: CHP proposes salary bonus for teachers as Turkey marks Teacher’s Day

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu proposed a one-month salary bonus for teachers on Nov. 24, marking Turkey’s National Teacher’s Day. from Hürriyet Daily News http://ift.tt/2n0aSmj via CHPEU

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The Zarrab affair | European Council on Foreign Relations

The Zarrab affairCommentary Asli Aydıntaşbaş24th November, 2017 The saga of an Iranian gold trader has driven a wedge between Turkey and its allies. To understand Turkey today, you have to get into the mindset of Turkey’s ruling Justice of Development … Continue reading

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CHP News: Turkey has failed to adapt to Europe’s legal sphere: Former ECHR judge Rıza Türmen

Turkey has failed to Europe’s legal sphere and the situation in Turkey has become even more difficult since the July 2016 coup attempt, mainly after the declaration of the state of emergency, according to former ECHR judge and CHP deputy … Continue reading

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NOVEMBER 20, CHILDREN’S RIGHTS DAY: 2,800 Children Behind Bars in Turkey

According to the Child Prisoners Report by CİSST/TCPS, there were 92 complaints launched in the last 10 years against torture and maltreatment in juvenile prisons, but in only one case, the suspect was found guilty and sentenced to prison. from … Continue reading

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Prosecutor’s Office in İstanbul Launches Investigation into US Prosecutor Bharara

An investigation has been launched in İstanbul into US State Attorneys Bharara and Kim, who started the Rıza Sarraf prosecution, for “presenting certain documents as evidence used in Turkey”. from bianet http://ift.tt/2jaoLJl via CHPEU

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CHP News: Dan Brown’s ‘Da Vinci Code’ not allowed at Istanbul’s Silivri prison: CHP MP

Bestselling author Dan Brown’s novel “The Da Vinci Code” was not allowed at Istanbul’s Silivri prison after authorities found it “unfavorable,” according to a main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy. from Hürriyet Daily News http://ift.tt/2yWYGEd via CHPEU

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Ankara Governorship Bans LGBTI Events Indefinitely

Ankara Governorship has banned the events to be held by “LGBTI NGOs” indefinitely on the pretext of “public morality” and “social sensitivity and sensibilities”. from bianet http://ift.tt/2AXQwvU via CHPEU

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CHP News: NATO drill incident cannot be evaded with apology: CHP head

The incident during the NATO drill in Norway cannot be just evaded with an apology, Turkish main opposition party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Nov. 18.  from Hürriyet Daily News http://ift.tt/2hCaghk via CHPEU

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EU slashes Turkey’s pre-accession funds by $124m | Arab News

EU slashes Turkey’s pre-accession funds by $124mMenekse Tokyay | Published — Sunday 19 November 2017 ANKARA: After several calls from German Chancellor Angela Merkel for a cut to the EU’s pre-accession assistance to Turkey, the bloc announced on Saturday a … Continue reading

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Suez, Panama … Istanbul? Turkey’s grand canal plan – POLITICO

Suez, Panama … Istanbul? Turkey’s grand canal plan Recep Tayyip Erdoğan calls canal his ‘crazy project.’ Opponents say it’s an environmental nightmare. More:Suez, Panama … Istanbul? Turkey’s grand canal plan – POLITICO from Turkish Digest http://ift.tt/2AdODz7 via CHPEU

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