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Old 30.04.2017, 10:14
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

If he keeps this up there'll be no one to run anything in the country. Then what will he do?
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Old 30.04.2017, 12:31
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If he keeps this up there'll be no one to run anything in the country. Then what will he do?
My thoughts in February and at his rate we should have the answer by .... July?
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Old 30.04.2017, 21:11
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The head of an Iranian satellite television network who last year was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a Tehran court was shot dead in Istanbul together with a business partner also shot dead, Turkey's Dogan news agency said on Sunday.
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If all true then seems to be wild west in Turkey at the moment, anything goes!

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A PKK terror attack late Thursday left one village guard martyred and three others wounded in eastern Turkey, according to local sources.

The attack was carried out in Ercis district of Van province,
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At least 11 terrorists of PKK's Syrian wing, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) were killed on Friday after the group attacked a military border station in southeastern Turkey, the military said in a statement.
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Old 03.05.2017, 08:57
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Considering a short visit to Istanbul in the coming weeks but curious if anyone has visited lately?
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Old 03.05.2017, 09:01
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Turkey today blocked all access to Wikipedia and banned television dating shows.

ca. 4,000 public officials were dismissed by Turkey today, on April 26 more than 1,000 people were detained and over 9,100 police suspended.

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Actually I could be OK with banning television dating shows.
Please check again what Tyrannicide is, then you will get my point.
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Old 03.05.2017, 09:02
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Considering a short visit to Istanbul in the coming weeks but curious if anyone has visited lately?
Going there at least once a month...daily life continues unfortunately, no riots no nothing.
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Old 03.05.2017, 09:49
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Going there at least once a month...daily life continues unfortunately, no riots no nothing.
Turkish inflation accelerated more than expected in April, reflecting the impact of a weaker lira as food costs surged.

Turkey’s annual consumer-inflation rate rose to 11.9 percent.

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The way the lire has fallen Turkey must now be an even cheaper place to visit; not so much fun for the people who live there.
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Old 03.05.2017, 11:34
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Considering a short visit to Istanbul in the coming weeks but curious if anyone has visited lately?
It's safe, daily life goes on.
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Old 03.05.2017, 19:09
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

If you think you might be on a Turkish Govt. list then avoid Malaysia

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Two Turkish men have been arrested in Malaysia, raising fears they might by forcibly returned to Turkey, where a rights group warned they could face unfair trial and torture.

As part of its worldwide crackdown on Hizmet – meaning “service” – Ankara has asked countries to arrest the movement’s supporters and close dozens of international schools it believes are part of the preacher’s transnational following.

It is not clear if the two men arrested this week are linked to any Gülen-affiliated organisations. Both were reported in local media to have worked at an international school in Malaysia, though its website does not refer to Gülen or Hizmet.

The Turkish foreign minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, said in October that Malaysia had handed over three people linked to Gülen.
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Old 04.05.2017, 20:34
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Erdogan's lawyer in Germany has resigned citing Erdogan's Nazi comments.

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I suppose Erdogan will just find a less scrupulous one?
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

http://m.20min.ch/schweiz/news/story/11881429

Seems the Sultan doesnt like any other Islamist but himself
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Old 19.05.2017, 14:40
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

New video footage has emerged that shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looking on as Turkish security officials beat up protesters outside the country's embassy in Washington earlier this week.

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I believe this counts as his silent approval for this violence
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Old 19.05.2017, 14:46
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New video footage has emerged that shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looking on as Turkish security officials beat up protesters outside the country's embassy in Washington earlier this week.

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I believe this counts as his silent approval for this violence
is this your first day?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...protester.html
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Old 27.05.2017, 01:47
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

Turkey says purge of judiciary over after sacking 4,000

One in four of the country’s judges and prosecutors have been dismissed in crackdown

According to Kerem Gulay (Turkish researcher at the University of Amsterdam’s law school). “It is the suicide of the Turkish judicial system.

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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

NYT: Did the Turkish President’s Security Detail Attack Protesters in Washington? What the Video Shows
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The State Department has condemned the episode, and some American lawmakers have called for the men to be prosecuted. But none have been charged with a crime.
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Re: What is happening in Turkey tonight?

They can not be charged cause they have diplomatic immunity.
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Old 27.05.2017, 19:57
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Turkey says purge of judiciary over after sacking 4,000

One in four of the country’s judges and prosecutors have been dismissed in crackdown

According to Kerem Gulay (Turkish researcher at the University of Amsterdam’s law school). “It is the suicide of the Turkish judicial system.

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Suicide?!
They purched themselves, huh?
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Old 27.05.2017, 21:50
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Turkey says purge of judiciary over after sacking 4,000

One in four of the country’s judges and prosecutors have been dismissed in crackdown

According to Kerem Gulay (Turkish researcher at the University of Amsterdam’s law school). “It is the suicide of the Turkish judicial system.

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What I hear from my lawyer friends is that they are being replaced eith another religous sekt called "menzilciler".

On the positive side the legal system in turkey is not a anglosxon system. The judges and the layers are not as crucial as in American and British system. That being said, it is still the death of judicial system.
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Old 07.06.2017, 07:39
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Turkey says purge of judiciary over after sacking 4,000

One in four of the country’s judges and prosecutors have been dismissed in crackdown

According to Kerem Gulay (Turkish researcher at the University of Amsterdam’s law school). “It is the suicide of the Turkish judicial system.

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Turkish authorities have detained the local head of Amnesty International for alleged links to the network of the Muslim cleric Ankara blames for last year’s failed coup.

Police detained Taner Kiliç and 22 other lawyers in the Aegean coastal province of Izmir on suspicion of ties to the movement of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, the human rights group said, citing a detention order.

“Taner Kiliç has a long and distinguished record of defending exactly the kind of freedoms that the Turkish authorities are now intent on trampling,” said Salil Shetty, Amnesty’s secretary general.

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The reign of terror continues.
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Turkish authorities have detained the local head of Amnesty International for alleged links to the network of the Muslim cleric Ankara blames for last year’s failed coup.

Police detained Taner Kiliç and 22 other lawyers in the Aegean coastal province of Izmir on suspicion of ties to the movement of US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, the human rights group said, citing a detention order.

“Taner Kiliç has a long and distinguished record of defending exactly the kind of freedoms that the Turkish authorities are now intent on trampling,” said Salil Shetty, Amnesty’s secretary general.

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The reign of terror continues.
Frankly, there are so many things happening right now, nobody even realizes such events anymore.

Here is the curent agenda: Qatar, Renegotiation with Kurds (behind doors with the involvement of BND on kurdish side), problems with Germany, Syria
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