Monthly Archives: January 2018

CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu: Youth is the owners and guardians of the republic

Turkey’s judicial system has been taken over by the political authority, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said, claiming that members of the judiciary “are being given orders” by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). … Continue reading

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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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