Monthly Archives: January 2018

What lurks behind Turkey’s unending emergency rule?

What lurks behind Turkey’s unending emergency rule? Sibel Hurtas January 28, 2018 Article Summary Alarm grows in Turkey over the government’s intentions after a sixth extension of the state of emergency, declared over the 2016 coup attempt. More:What lurks behind … Continue reading

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Green Party: Stop Arms Sale to Turkey

The Green Party has submitted motion for arms export to be stopped to Turkey in protest of Afrin operation. The motion has been approved. from bianet http://ift.tt/2BBXFlJ via CHPEU

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CHP’s Doctor MPs Denounce Operation Against Launched Medical Association

Reminding that Turkish Medical Association was targeted by President Erdoğan over its declaration opposing Afrin operation, CHP’s doctor MPs Şeker and Kara have emphasized that doctors’ main duty is to keep people alive. from bianet http://ift.tt/2GvxwbW via CHPEU

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66-Year-Old Retired Person Arrested Due to ‘Afrin Post’ on Social Media

66-year-old retired V.S. has been arrested in Sakarya due to his or her social media post about Afrin operation. from bianet http://ift.tt/2BBF8WG via CHPEU

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311 Detentions, at Least 15 Arrest in ‘Social Media Operation’

According to the Ministry of Interior, 311 people have been detained on charge of “terrorism propaganda” due to their social media posts about Afrin operation. At least people have been arrested in the first 10 days of the operation. from … Continue reading

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Turkey and the slippery slope of democracy: lessons for us all

Turkey and the slippery slope of democracy: lessons for us allBy Kelsey LeBrun Keswani | January 29, 2018 If the four pillars of a democratic nation are equity, representation, freedom and justice, Turkey is dangerously close to losing its claim … Continue reading

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CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu: Campaigning through blood is inhuman and immoral

Campaigning through blood is not moral: CHP CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu responded during his own weekly address to his parliamentary group on Jan. 30. “Trying to win votes through the blood of martyrs is perverse. Those who try to win … Continue reading

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HEARINGS OF ACADEMICS: Trial of 13 Academics Held

First hearings in which peace academics have been tried continued at 32nd Heavy Penal Court. from bianet http://ift.tt/2EphmjR via CHPEU

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[Opinion] Turkey is about to jail Amnesty chief on trumped-up charges

The chair of Amnesty International Turkey could be jailed for 15 years on Wednesday for alleged membership of a “terrorist organisation”. No evidence of any criminal wrongdoing has been presented. from News from EUobserver http://ift.tt/2DKbhND via CHPBrussels

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Turkish doctors arrested after group criticises Syria offensive

Turkish doctors arrested after group criticises Syria offensive Detentions part of widening crackdown against opposition to Ankara’s military incursion More:Turkish doctors arrested after group criticises Syria offensive from Turkish Digest http://ift.tt/2BFak7k via CHPEU

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11 Doctors from Turkish Medical Association in Custody, Sealing Order on File

11 Turkish Medical Association Central Council members have been detained in seven different cities, they will all be taken to Ankara. Their lawyers are yet to be informed concerning the charges, there is sealing order on the file. from bianet … Continue reading

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PES: Autocratic purges of elected mayors in Turkey must be reversed

The Party of European Socialists strongly condemns the Turkish government’s authoritarian purge of elected officials from opposition parties, including last week’s dismissal of Murat Hazinedar, the elected mayor of Besiktaş district in Istanbul. Since July 2016, more than 100 districts … Continue reading

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CHP News: CHP leader meets EU ambassadors

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu met with the ambassadors of European Union (EU) member countries on Jan. 11 at a hotel in Ankara. In the meeting that lasted for an hour and 30 minutes, the ambassadors … Continue reading

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EU Enlargement Commissioner Hahn: Sweet Words are not Enough

Concerning Turkey’s efforts to get close with the EU countries, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Hahn has said, “Just sweet words are not enough. There are still tens of thousands of journalists, lawyers and academics in prison”. … Continue reading

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Turkey’s State of Emergency | The Nation

Turkey’s State of Emergency Could the Kurdish issue be the one that ultimately shakes Erdoğan’s seemingly unbreakable grip on power? More:Turkey’s State of Emergency | The Nation via CHPEU

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Will Turkey Call Early Elections? – The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Will Turkey Call Early Elections? Soner Cagaptay January 11, 2018 The next domino in Erdogan’s consolidation of power may soon fall, and Washington should view any short-term spike in his nationalist rhetoric through this domestic political lens. More:Will Turkey Call … Continue reading

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Women in Van Denounce Pink Bus Campaign

Women in Van have denounced the “We Want Pink Bus for Women” campaign launched by men in Van. from bianet http://ift.tt/2Dmq9lK via CHPEU

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CHP News: CHP MPs driving trucks from Istanbul to Ankara to raise awareness for truck drivers

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy leader Aykut Erdoğdu has started a journey from Istanbul to Ankara on a truck to raise awareness for the problems truck drivers have been facing. from Hürriyet Daily News http://ift.tt/2qIeV8G via HDN

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İSKİ Sub-Contracted Workers Strike Action in İstanbul

Stating that they haven’t been tenured, sub-contracted workers of the İstanbul Water and Sewerage Administration have struck action for three days in İstanbul-wide. from bianet http://ift.tt/2CIhHfM via CHPEU

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State of Emergency to be Extended for 6th Time

Government Spokesperson Bozdağ has announced that the State of Emergency will be extended once again. This will be the sixth extension of the State of Emergency. from bianet http://ift.tt/2Dbjvim via CHPEU

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