Monthly Archives: April 2012

The New York Times: Turkey Feels Sway of Reclusive Cleric in the U.S.

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25 April 2012 By DAN BILEFSKY and SEBNEM ARSU / The New York Times ISTANBUL — When Ahmet Sik was jailed last year on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, he had little doubt that a secretive movement linked to a … Continue reading

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The Daily Telegraph: Fazil Say and Turkey’s war on atheism

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Tom Chivers Here in Britain, we are told there is a war on Christianity. Quite why people think that is a little beyond me, since we’re still technically a Christian country, we have 26 bishops automatically appointed to the House … Continue reading

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Serious concerns on the rule of law (www.twenty2nd.org)

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We are, hereby, to denounce the violations on human rights and unlawful practices in Turkey where the path to democracy has shifted to authoritarism. The authoritarism has been established with patriotic laws and in Turkey after the 9/11 September. These … Continue reading

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The Guardian: Turkey’s 1980 coup lives on its legal system

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The trial of former general represents a historic opportunity for Turkey to face its past, but there are reasons to be cautious. Firat Cengiz Last week in Ankara, the trial began of former generals Kenan Evren and Tahsin Şahinkaya for their involvement … Continue reading

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The Update: The Lighthouse Whitewash, 12 April 2012

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Do you still have doubts about my assertion that there is no justice in Turkey?  That the entire judicial system has been either taken captive by AKP or by Sunni religious Orders? Well, than definitely do read this entry about … Continue reading

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Huffington Post: Could NATO’s Second-Largest Army Be Run by Terrorists?

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Marietje Schaake, Member of the European Parliament Turkey’s former chief of staff recently walked out of a courtroom in protest of what he considers a sham trial against him. He has been imprisoned for months. So are the former heads of Navy, Air … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE: QUITE IMAM CASTING LONG SHADOW IN TURKEY

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INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE QUITE IMAM CASTING LONG SHADOW IN TURKEY  ” The movement has strong affiliations or sympathy in powerful parts of Turkey’s media, including the largest daily, Zaman, and, Turkish analysts say” ” We are concerned there is a a … Continue reading

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