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Old 03.04.2016, 23:26
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if the program would create another Erdogan-video, they might achieve a closing of the internet in Turkey on April Fool's day
They did create a new one but not so good as the first, it is here.

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Old 23.04.2016, 02:12
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Re: Turkish Spring?

"A Turkish court has freed four academics (Esra Mungan, Meral Camcı, Kivanç Ersoy and Muzaffer Kaya ) from jail on the first day of their trial for spreading “terrorist propaganda”, as prosecutors moved to scale back the charges against them."

"The court denied the request to merge the journalists’ trial (Cumhuriyet’s editor, Can Dündar, and his Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül) with another, in which former politicians and intelligence officials are accused of trying to overthrow the government."

Seems that not all the Turkish judges are puppets of Erdogan

Except "Almost 2,000 people have been prosecuted for “insulting” Erdoğan since the former prime minister became president in August 2014, Turkey’s justice minister said in March."

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Old 02.05.2016, 00:48
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Re: Turkish Spring?

Today is the 101st Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, 1.5 million people

Warning, graphic pictures here.
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Old 05.05.2016, 11:58
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Re: Turkish Spring?

Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey's prime minister, looks set to quit (or be fired) this week because his powers are continually reduced by Erdogan; the leader who does not follow the constitution!

A decision to strip Davutoglu of the power to appoint local AKP leaders, taken by the AK party while the prime minister was overseas negotiating with the EU, removed a key source of influence, leaving him with little control over the rank and file of the party,

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Old 05.05.2016, 14:59
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Ahmet Davutoglu, Turkey's prime minister, looks set to quit (or be fired) this week because his powers are continually reduced by Erdogan; the leader who does not follow the constitution!

A decision to strip Davutoglu of the power to appoint local AKP leaders, taken by the AK party while the prime minister was overseas negotiating with the EU, removed a key source of influence, leaving him with little control over the rank and file of the party,

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If Davutoglu does resign, I wonder if he has the support and courage to start a break away party? Could get very interesting if had enough people to hold the balance of power; he would need around 50 MPs on his side.
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Old 05.05.2016, 15:08
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If Davutoglu does resign, I wonder if he has the support and courage to start a break away party? Could get very interesting if had enough people to hold the balance of power; he would need around 50 MPs on his side.
You should have watched his press conference.. and you would definitely rule out such a possibility. He has been a loyal puppet all along
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Old 06.05.2016, 15:43
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Re: Turkish Spring?

Value of the lira dropped 5% this week same as the MSCI stock index.
I expect both will swirl around until the new PM is voted in and we see what influence he has.
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Old 07.05.2016, 09:03
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Re: Turkish Spring?

Excellent news from Turkey, Erdogan knows not to disappoint us.
Looks like there are fair chances he will take back the agreement with the EU, hence no visa-free traveling for Turkish people.
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Old 07.05.2016, 12:08
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Excellent news from Turkey, Erdogan knows not to disappoint us.
Looks like there are fair chances he will take back the agreement with the EU, hence no visa-free traveling for Turkish people.
Looks like he wanted EU to bend over the table and then show how macho he is by walking away.
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Old 10.05.2016, 21:58
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Re: Turkish Spring?

Another car bomb in South Turkey! This mess can only be solved by negotiations; otherwise there will be only more pointless deaths!
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Looks like he wanted EU to bend over the table and then show how macho he is by walking away.
He's emulating Putin...but really? Turkey is not Russia even if there's a lot of neo-Ottoman nostalgia..
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Old 07.06.2016, 10:16
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Re: Turkish Spring?

Another bomb in Istanbul today

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Condolences to the families of the victims.

When will Erdogan learn that violence does not defeat terrorism; it just strengthens it

Erdogan's statements before the November election about a quick defeat for terrorism look ever more like empty promises. The death toll continues to grow....
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Turkey has been hit at least ten times this year alone
Absence of headlines should not be construed as absence of terror attacks.
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Old 07.06.2016, 16:27
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Another bomb in Istanbul today

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Condolences to the families of the victims.

When will Erdogan learn that violence does not defeat terrorism; it just strengthens it

Erdogan's statements before the November election about a quick defeat for terrorism look ever more like empty promises. The death toll continues to grow....
Dramatic developments.
I am particularly hit, as a couple of years ago I was staying in a hotel that is just 50 meters away from where the attack took place today and I don't know just how many times I waited at that specific bus station.

This is so horribly tragic on so many counts...

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Old 17.06.2016, 16:15
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Re: Turkish Spring?

A group of people are trying to disqualify Erdogan as president because he faked his degree; the law is Turkey's president must have successfully completed a four year degree course.

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Old 17.06.2016, 16:24
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A group of people are trying to disqualify Erdogan as president because he faked his degree; the law is Turkey's president must have successfully completed a four year degree course.

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This is really terrible; if proven true, it would be his first breach of rules/laws
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Old 27.06.2016, 13:37
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Re: Turkish Spring?

Israel is planning today to announce a reconciliation deal with Turkey

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Since Turkey's relations with Russia collapsed, Turkey needs a new supplier of natural gas

The “Turkish Stream” gas pipeline idea is likely dead.
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Re: Turkish Spring?

GB or UK will be the next to try to stay closer to Turkey, or vice versa
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Old 27.06.2016, 14:35
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Re: Turkish Spring?

"Countries don't have friends, they have interests".
1. Turkey gets to play the winner (getting 20 million $ from Israel), deliver aid to Gaza via Israel.
2. Hamas will leave Turkey.
3. Israeli businesses get to export even more to Turkey (i.e Turkish tanks will get Israeli defensive systems).
4. Gazan civilians get better hospitals and power supply.
5. Obama 6 Kerry get credit for the deal.

win-win-win-win.
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The “Turkish Stream” gas pipeline idea is likely dead.
The project's been dead in the water (no pun intended) since the original South Stream plans were scuttled. Any further efforts like Turkish Stream were basically Russia giving it CPR to the point of necrophilia.
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