• 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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  • Erdogan’s Private Youth Army

    BURAK BERDIL Critics, including opposition lawmakers, are inquiring about Sadat's activities, suspecting its real mission may be to train official or unofficial paramilitary forces to fight Erdogan's multitude of wars inside and outside Turkey. Initially, the youth branches will be formed

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • EU Threatens Turkey With Economic Sanctions In Bold Move

    Turkey-EU relations braced for a major showdown after the Turkish government renewed its push for bringing the death penalty back, leading to mutual recriminations, trading barbs over recent days. To reveal the gravity of the situation and its meaning for the EU, European Parliament (EP)

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  • Turkey’s Purge Extends Far Beyond Plotters Of Failed Coup

    BORZOU DARAGAHI Zelal Ekinci woke up the morning of September 2 to a flood of text messages and missed calls. The bad news was confirmed. The professor of pediatric medicine had lost her job of 14 years at Kocaeli University near Istanbul. Neither her years of experience as a teacher nor her

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