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Istanbul’s new mayor signals oversight of funds transferred to AKP-affiliated foundations | Ahval

Istanbul’s new mayor signals oversight of funds transferred to AKP-affiliated foundations The newly-declared opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) mayor of Istanbul Ekrem İmamoğlu has suggested that he will shed light on and put a stop to municipality funds transferred to … Continue reading

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Turkey’s ruling party comes under fire on social media over attack against opposition leader | Ahval

Turkey’s ruling party comes under fire on social media over attack against opposition leader The ruling party has faced a storm of criticism on Sunday after Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu was attacked by a group of people at … Continue reading

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Attack on CHP leader worrying for Turkey

Attack on CHP leader worrying for Turkey It is very unfortunate and worrying for Turkey and Turkish politics to observe a mass physical attack against Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the chairman of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), in Çubuk district of Ankara … Continue reading

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Former Turkish PM Davutoglu sharply criticizes Erdogan’s AK Party

Former Turkish PM Davutoglu sharply criticizes Erdogan’s AK Party[Reuters]By Orhan Coskun,Reuters•April 22, 2019 By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) – A former prime minister and close ally of President Tayyip Erdogan strongly criticized the ruling AK Party on Monday, blaming policy … Continue reading

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Turkey’s opposition takes office in Istanbul – Reuters

Turkey’s opposition takes office in Istanbul, appeal still pendingAli Kucukgocmen ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s main opposition candidate was declared Istanbul’s mayor on Wednesday after election recounts were finally completed, despite an appeal still pending by President Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party … Continue reading

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EU throws unemployed journalists in Turkey a lifeline

EU throws unemployed journalists in Turkey a lifeline Journalism is under threat in Turkey, not least because 1 in 4 journalists is out of a job. An EU-funded program called “Media for Democracy,” or M4D, aims to protect journalists — … Continue reading

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Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey, US Rights Group Claims

Mass Prosecution of Lawyers in Turkey, US Rights Group Claims April 10, 2019 3:23 AM Dorian Jones ISTANBUL — Turkey is “arbitrarily” jailing hundreds of lawyers, according to a report released Wednesday by the U.S.-based Human Rights Watch. The imprisonments … Continue reading

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Turkey accused of systematic assault on legal profession | News | Law Society Gazette

Turkey accused of systematic assault on legal profession By Michael Cross10 April 2019 The government of Turkey stands accused of a systematic attack on the role of lawyers in a major report by an international human rights body today. The … Continue reading

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Turkish unemployment jumps to highest in nearly a decade – Reuters

Turkish unemployment jumps to highest in nearly a decade ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s unemployment rate surged to 14.7 percent in the December-February period, its highest level in nearly a decade according to official data on Monday, as the effects of … Continue reading

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Appeals and recounts spark frustration as Istanbul vote count enters third week | Euronews

Appeals and recounts spark frustration as Istanbul vote count enters third week By Reuters By Tuvan Gumrukcu ANKARA (Reuters) – Electoral officials ordered a second recount of votes in an east Istanbul district on Monday, after two weeks of appeals … Continue reading

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