• Turkish military officers flee Erdogan

    President Erdogan is accusing his NATO officers of complicity in the failed coup. They've been ordered back to Turkey. Their NATO IDs and diplomatic passports have been revoked. Now, they're seeking asylum in Belgium.

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  • Erdoğan’s long arms reach Switzerland

    President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wants Turkish citizens in Switzerland to be followed for "insults" against him. According to Swiss resources, Erdoğan wanted Swiss government to provide intelligence about Turkish citizens living in Switzerland who criticize and comment about him. Erdoğan also

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  • Can Erdogan get away with murder?

    MICHAEL RUBIN Tens of thousands of political prisoners now languish in Turkish prisons. Few have seen, or hope to see, a court room anytime soon. Rumors are rife about the mistreatment—rapes, beatings, and electrical shocks—of Turkish prisoners, including political prisoners and July 15 coup

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  • Unprecedented Scale of Turkey’s Purge in Numbers

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBa25LxdfyE Which year was the worst in history? When one considers the Syrian war, ISIS’ terrorism, countless mass killings, and the worst refugee crisis since World War II, many think 2016 is a 'good' contender for the title. Of course, it’s an

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  • WikiLeaks Emails Show Turkey Tried To Hide Corruption Evidence

    Hacked emails show a race to discredit an audio recording of Turkey's leader telling his son how to avoid charges. Hacked government emails, leaked and newly indexed by WikiLeaks, show that Turkey’s ruling party knowingly misled the public about previously leaked audio in which the country’s

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  • Turkey’s anti-Kurdish crackdown continues

    Hundreds of officials from Turkey's pro-Kurdish People's Democratic Party (HDP), have been arrested in yet another round of police operations targeting opponents of the government. Tom Stevenson reports from Istanbul. There was little attempt by Turkish security forces to hide their intent. In

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  • TURKEY’S DESPERATE PRESIDENT

    Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a desperate man. He is faced with turmoil at home and abroad, the Turkish lira is crashing and internationally he is in the doghouse. Erdogan’s project, to launch his Justice and Development Party (AKP) as conservative democrats, was initially met

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  • Turken Foundation: A Wolf in the Neighborhood

    David L. Phillips The Turken Foundation acquired a property and wants to build a student dormitory at 762-766 Second Avenue in New York City. Turken was registered as a 501(C)3 not-for-profit educational organization by the US Internal Revenue Service in June 2014. According to its web site,

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  • Erdogan: Democracy Respecter?

    Derek Davison* Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey, had some harsh wordson Wednesday for Americans who are criticizing their new president-elect, Donald Trump: “The West will continue to welcome tyrants who have blood on their hands with red carpets and label anyone who criticizes

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  • The last nail in the coffin of Turkish democracy

    By Okan Turna On July 15, 2016 Turkey witnessed an unprecedented coup attempt by a faction within its armed forces. While the attempt was still ongoing, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his government were quick enough to blame Fethullah Gülen, an Islamic scholar who lives in

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  • EU, US Have Little Leverage as Turkish Democracy Backslides

    Since quashing a July coup attempt, Turkey's president has used extraordinary powers from a state of emergency to arrest and purge thousands of opponents. Recep Tayyip Erdogan has also vowed to back public demands to reinstate the death penalty and suggested submitting Turkey's long-sought goal of

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  • Turkey’s post-coup brain drain

    Whether sacked in the post-coup purge or for signing a petition decrying violence against Kurds, Turkish academics are leaving in droves and don't plan to return. They say more will follow, irreparably damaging Turkey. After spending years researching abroad, Bekir Cinar returned to Turkey to as

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