Monthly Archives: June 2018

Peace Index: Turkey Ranks Worse Than 148 Countries, Better Than 14

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Of 163 countries, Turkey has ranked 149th in the 2018 Global Peace Index, which marks a deterioration by three ranks in comparison with last year. The worst grade has been given to Turkey in the category of “neighboring countries relations”. … Continue reading

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State of Emergency: Insecure property rights threaten Turkish economy

Website of the Turkey’s SDIF: As announced in the web site of the SDIF, total worth of the seized companies is 49.4 billion Turkish liras and those companies employ 50192 workers. It has been almost two years since the Turkish … Continue reading

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Turkey’s opposition battles media banishment ahead of polls

Ahead of critical elections this month, Turkey’s public broadcaster and mainstream TV channels are under fire for an unprecedented level of bias in favor of the government, while signs are emerging of audience fatigue with Erdogan. Ahead of Turkey’s critical … Continue reading

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225 Investigations Brought against Rights Association Members During State of Emergency

Announcing its report on violations against rights defenders, the Human Rights Association has stated that 225 lawsuits or investigations have been brought its members and managers during State of Emergency and many rights defenders have been arrested. The Human Rights … Continue reading

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At Least 166 Workers Lose Their Lives in May

The number of workers who lost their lives in occupation homicides in the first five months in 2018 has become 754 in Turkey. 14 child workers five of whom were aged under 14 lost their lives. Of the workers who … Continue reading

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Inflation at Producer Prices at 15 Years’ Peak

Consumer Price Index in May 2018 has increased by 6.39 percent compared to December 2017 and by 12.15 percent compared to May 2017. As for Producer Price Index, it has increased by 12.12 percent compared to December 2017 and by … Continue reading

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Diplomacy 4.0 for Turkey’s Accession, Sevinç suggests

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Smart diplomacy, citizen-oriented foreign policy, and a new model proposal to conduct the EU negotiation process Ms. Sevinc reveals elements of the EU negotiation management model of a progressive government in her article. “Although public support for the EU membership … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Main Opposition CHP Releases Election Manifesto

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CHP has outlined an ambitious election manifesto on the 26th of May to find solutions to the five main problems of Turkey: justice, education, economy, social peace and foreign policy. CHP’s leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, announced the party’s manifesto under the … Continue reading

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CHP News – Opposition parties will use mobile app for election security

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Turkey’s main opposition CHP developed an application for mobile devices to track polling clerks and election results for the upcoming elections on Jun. 24, CHP deputy Onursal Adıgüzel told Deutsche Well Turkish on Sunday. The application named ‘Fair Election Mobilisation’ … Continue reading

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This man wants to defeat Erdogan

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BILD talked to Muharrem Ince about the current political situation in Turkey, AKP’s 16-year rule, the disastrous economic crisis in the country and his party’s chances. As a potential new president will you conduct an inquiry into possible offences commited … Continue reading

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Moody’s Lowers Turkey’s Growth Forecast

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International credit rating agency Moody’s has lowered Turkey’s growth forecast for 2018 from 4 percent to 2.5 percent on the grounds of high inflation rates, increasing oil prices and loss of value in the Turkish Lira. While the annual inflation … Continue reading

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Lifting emergency laws could unfreeze Turkey’s EU bid

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The European Union may consider unfreezing accession talks with Turkey should the country lift its state of emergency decrees. Christian Berger, the EU’s ambassador to Turkey, said removing the state of emergency would be seen as a “very symbolic” gesture. … Continue reading

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Can Turkey’s Economic Turmoil Derail Erdogan’s Reelection? – WSJ

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By Yaroslav Trofimov May 31, 2018 In Turkey’s elections set for June 24, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is running against an unusually dangerous opponent. Its name: the U.S. dollar. In recent weeks, the country faced a full-blown currency run, in … Continue reading

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Turkey’s top court rejects CHP’s cancellation appeal of election safety law

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The Constitutional Court has rejected the main opposition CHP appeal for the cancellation of the legislative package that stipulates changes in Turkey’s electoral laws, an amendment that the CHP says casts a shadow over election security. The main opposition had … Continue reading

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EU to Cut Financial Aid to Turkey

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The European Union is going to cut 40 percent in financial aids planned to be granted to Turkey. Human rights and respect for the rule of law are sought for financial aid. European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement … Continue reading

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