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Old 26.02.2016, 10:27
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Re: Turkish Spring?

Some good news, source here "Turkey’s constitutional court on Thursday ruled that the rights of two Turkish journalists charged with revealing state secrets in a hugely controversial case had been violated, leading to their release after three months in jail.

The Cumhuriyet newspaper’s editor-in-chief Can Dündar and Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül had been detained since November over a report alleging that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s government tried to ship arms to Islamists in Syria."

The court decision was overwhelmingly approved with 12 votes for and three against.
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Old 05.03.2016, 02:24
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Re: Turkish Spring?

The Turkish opposition newspaper "Zaman", "Zaman" claimed last year a circulation of around 850,000; the largest circulation newspaper in Turkey.
A Turkish court has now ordered Zaman to be put under the control of a trustee. A new management team has been appointed

The editor in chief of the English-language "Zaman" -Schwesterblattes "Today's Zaman", Sevgi Akarcesme, said on the phone: "This is the end of press freedom in Turkey, and is contrary to our constitution" There is no rule of law in. Turkey any more. "The government has confiscated our newspaper," complained Akarcesme.

An official reason for the court order is not known.
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Old 05.03.2016, 21:30
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The Turkish opposition newspaper "Zaman", "Zaman" claimed last year a circulation of around 850,000; the largest circulation newspaper in Turkey.
A Turkish court has now ordered Zaman to be put under the control of a trustee. A new management team has been appointed

The editor in chief of the English-language "Zaman" -Schwesterblattes "Today's Zaman", Sevgi Akarcesme, said on the phone: "This is the end of press freedom in Turkey, and is contrary to our constitution" There is no rule of law in. Turkey any more. "The government has confiscated our newspaper," complained Akarcesme.

An official reason for the court order is not known.
Granted, on the face of it, this latest move is another blow to rights in Turkey but Zaman can hardly be called a newspaper. A few years back, when Zaman's owners and AKP had the same goal of destroying the secular republic, they were happily feeding pro-government nonsense and fabricated news about secular army officers, professors and other public figures.

So I am really happy to see that piece of .. getting burned down by the same bully they helped to get to power.
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Re: Turkish Spring?

I am not saying anything new but Erdogan has lost it.
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Old 06.03.2016, 15:57
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Re: Turkish Spring?

Some ex-Zaman journalists are trying to launch a new nespaper named "Yarina Bakis"

Meanwhile the first edition of Zaman under the new ownership today has a nice picture of Erdogan opening a bridge
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Old 06.03.2016, 16:33
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Re: Turkish Spring?

They seem to have forgotten to take over the English version.
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Old 20.03.2016, 06:13
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Re: Turkish Spring?

The German and US consulates in Istanbul had been giving Terror Attack warnings for Istanbul last week and yesterday -apparently- an ISIS human bomb detonated him/her-self in one of the main streets of Istanbul while in proximity of an Israeli tourist group.

The Istanbul mayor, who had denouncing, the two consulates' warnings, says consequently what?...
Those warnings and this bombing are unrelated


It is an open insult to intelligence
But as previously stated by the Turkish PM, the governing AKP will just keep increasing their votes.. until all of the country collapses into civil war and disintegrates
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The German and US consulates in Istanbul had been giving Terror Attack warnings for Istanbul last week and yesterday -apparently- an ISIS human bomb detonated him/her-self in one of the main streets of Istanbul while in proximity of an Israeli tourist group.

The Istanbul mayor, who had denouncing, the two consulates' warnings, says consequently what?...
Those warnings and this bombing are unrelated


It is an open insult to intelligence
But as previously stated by the Turkish PM, the governing AKP will just keep increasing their votes.. until all of the country collapses into civil war and disintegrates
Just consider me very naive here,

Some foreign consulates have been warning about terror attacks where the local mayor denouncing and the same day a suicidal bomber attack happens?

hmm...
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Old 21.03.2016, 16:54
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Just consider me very naive here,

Some foreign consulates have been warning about terror attacks where the local mayor denouncing and the same day a suicidal bomber attack happens?

hmm...
just judging from my two sentences above, you are right, it seems highly suspicious.. but considering that in the previous bombing in Sultanahmet (Istanbul) back in January 2016 quite a few German citizens were killed, the German consulate had all the reasons to warn its citizens with the slightest hint of threat

On the other side, quite a few of my acquaintances in Turkey were avoiding public transport as much as possible; there is the unofficial but very real threat of terror attacks. So the german warning did not come out of thin air.

I think the main question after saturday's bomb attack should be, what sort of background investigation the Turkish security officials undertook after German consulate's warning. When two consulates have been issuing warnings, why did the Turkish officials chose to ignore it? Wouldn't you agree that at least some Turkish officials need to bear the consequences of their actions/decisions?
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I think the main question after saturday's bomb attack should be, what sort of background investigation the Turkish security officials undertook after German consulate's warning.
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Wouldn't you agree that at least some Turkish officials need to bear the consequences of their actions/decisions?
Yes I would agree but none of them willstep down. Erdogan is most probably ready to blame foreigners.
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Old 22.03.2016, 08:29
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Re: Turkish Spring?

This could lead to really interesting developments:

Bloomberg: Gold Trader at Heart of Turkey Graft Scandal Charged in U.S.
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Reza Zarrab, a gold trader at the center of a bribery scandal that engulfed Turkey’s leadership more than two years ago, was charged by the U.S. of running a scheme to help the Iranian government launder hundreds of millions of dollars and evade economic sanctions.
Zarrab was linked to Erdogan and AKP government on multiple occasions and despite evidence of his involvement with various bribery and money laundering cases, all were openly dismissed by government and newly appointed prosecutors/judges -newly appointed since previous ones were directly sacked.

If US justice department chooses to take this case further into Zarrab's connections in other countries like Turkey, some high profile names should pop up
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Old 29.03.2016, 16:05
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Re: Turkish Spring?

Erdogan is proving a popular target for satirists.

Here is a German language song video with English subtitles which seems to cover most of the complaints agains Erdogan
https://youtu.be/R2e2yHjc_mc

And he was also awarded "worker of the month" by the TV satirical magazine extra3 following his reaction to their video..
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Old 29.03.2016, 17:07
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Re: Turkish Spring?

Dreaming.

Turkey is vital for The US elite.

You see Turkey has US bases.



Still born discussion.

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Old 29.03.2016, 19:08
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Dreaming.

Turkey is vital for The US elite.

You see Turkey has US bases.



Still born discussion.

Trump has already said that NATO and Europe are expensive hobbies that are not necessary for the US.
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Old 31.03.2016, 17:03
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Erdogan is proving a popular target for satirists.

Here is a German language song video with English subtitles which seems to cover most of the complaints agains Erdogan


And he was also awarded "worker of the month" by the TV satirical magazine extra3 following his reaction to their video..

Video now with Turkish sub titles; claimed to be updated in response to Erdogans complaints.
https://youtu.be/349VWBGICUQ
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Video now with Turkish sub titles; claimed to be updated in response to Erdogans complaints.
https://youtu.be/349VWBGICUQ
I couldn't see it with English.
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Video now with Turkish sub titles; claimed to be updated in response to Erdogans complaints.
https://youtu.be/349VWBGICUQ
you must watch it with sound on
really funny and clever video
i liked it
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Old 31.03.2016, 18:16
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I couldn't see it with English.
Hope it works for you now? I checked both links (English and Turkish) and both work for me.
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Old 31.03.2016, 20:36
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Hope it works for you now? I checked both links (English and Turkish) and both work for me.
Sorry, no....

Only the Turkish subtitles. I asked hubby to translate the German version but he sucks at translating.
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Re: Turkish Spring?

if the program would create another Erdogan-video, they might achieve a closing of the internet in Turkey on April Fool's day
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