Monthly Archives: November 2011

The Update – Turkish Politics, 22 November 2011

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Kill Kamer Genç A frequently expressed view in these columns is that AKP does not intend to champion universal human rights for all, but exactly opposite.  Having dismantled the ancien regime, it promised to usher in a new era of … Continue reading

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The Update – Turkish Politics, 18 November 2011

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Turkish Central Bank is no longer independent, than again who is? On 17th of November Economy czar Babacan told a gasping audience that “Some parties may criticize the central bank for being too proactive but the government finds it natural … Continue reading

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The Week in Turkish Politics, 16 November 2011

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If Only Van Province Was in Libya, or in Saudi Arabia Turkey’s Van province was shaken with a third earthquake on Monday, 14th of November, which turned the city center with a population of roughly 400 thousand into a ghost … Continue reading

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The Week in Turkish Politics, 13 November 2011

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Prof Büsra Ersanlı’s Arrest Creates Shockwaves in the Global Media We have reported in our last note to this website that famed academicians and human rights activist was arrested on charges of aiding terror. ” The callousness of the judiciary … Continue reading

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The Week in Turkish Politics, 3 November 2011

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As aftershocks in the earthquake-stricken Van Province begin to die down, the social and economic ramifications continue to shake the nation. AKP and BDP escalated the war of words on which is culpable for delayed aid and misery of thousands … Continue reading

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