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Istanbul mayor claims a minister suggested accusing him of having ties to Gülenists

Duvar English Istanbul Mayor Ekrem İmamoğlu has claimed that a minister currently in the cabinet suggested accusing him of having links to the U.S.-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gülen, as the debate over Gülenists’ political leg continues to top Turkey’s agenda. … Continue reading

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Renowned novelist Aslı Erdoğan acquitted of terrorism charges in media trial

Duvar English / Reuters An Istanbul court acquitted novelist Aslı Erdoğan on Feb. 14 of charges of belonging to a terrorist group, in one of a series of cases that have fueled concern among European Union states and rights groups … Continue reading

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Nearly 9 people commit suicide everyday in Turkey

Duvar English Nearly nine people commit suicide everyday in Turkey mostly over economic reasons, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy leader Aykut Erdoğdu has said. “Turkey is on the brink of social insanity,” Erdoğdu told reporters, as he slammed … Continue reading

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Tension rises in parliament after ruling AKP MP labels Gezi protests as ‘vandalism’

Duvar English Tensions ran high in Turkish parliament on Feb. 18 during a debate on a court’s ruling earlier in the day to acquit nine defendants in the landmark Gezi Park case. Mehmet Muş, the parliamentary group leader of the … Continue reading

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Man attempts self-immolation in front of Parliament

Duvar English A man in his mid-30s attempted to set himself ablaze in front of the Parliament, yelling “I’m hungry, my kids are hungry!” on Feb. 13. That made him the second person to self-immolate in Turkey in the past … Continue reading

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Transfer of CHP’s İşbank shares to Treasury back on Erdoğan’s agenda

Duvar English The proposed transfer of a 28.1 percent stake in Turkey’s largest listed lender İşbank from the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to the Treasury was discussed at a meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) … Continue reading

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Debate over Gülenists’ infiltration leaves Erdoğan isolated

In a much-awaited statement, the leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu brought up the topic of the Gülen movement’s – referred to as the “Fethullahist Terror Organisation” (FETÖ) in court proceedings  – in Turkish politics. Kılıçdaroğlu … Continue reading

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Erdoğan handed over the state to Gülen network, says CHP Leader Kılıçdaroğlu

Duvar English President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are the ones responsible for infiltration of the Gülen network into the state’s institutions, said main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu on Feb. … Continue reading

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Court decision to cancel transformation of Istanbul school into İmam Hatip not enforced

Ferhat Yaşar/ DUVAR Despite a court’s decision to cancel the transformation of the İsmail Tarman Middle School in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district into an religious school, the school remains closed. Area residents have been staging demonstrations every day based on the … Continue reading

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Turkey’s ruling AKP membership slides further

Duvar English Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is facing dwindling numbers as its membership has dropped by 15,692 within a period of 50 days, said daily Birgün on Feb. 9, citing official figures released by the Court of … Continue reading

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