Monthly Archives: December 2014

Erdogan Tells EU to ‘Mind own Business’ in Turkey Arrests

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday lashed out at the European Union for criticizing the mass arrests targeting opposition media outlets, telling Brussels to "mind its own business." "The European Union cannot interfere in steps taken … within the … Continue reading

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“We have no concern what the #EU might say” #Erdogan lashing out at Europe’s reaction to Gulen media raids

1 OF 2. A Zaman journalist holds a placard at the headquarters of Zaman daily newspaper in Istanbul December 14, 2014. CREDIT: REUTERS/MURAD SEZER (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that weekend raids on media outlets close … Continue reading

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An article from the recent past: “No panic ! The judiciary process is underway

March 07, 2011, Monday So the junta doesn’t have an arm in the media? EKREM DUMANLI The title of this article may prompt some people to hastily think that I am blaming Soner Yalçın, Nedim Şener and Ahmet Şık from … Continue reading

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Erdoğan poised to land blow on former ally Gülen

Erdoğan poised to land blow on former ally Gülen “Dec. 17 [2013] was not a corruption operation,” Erdoğan said in the same speech. “It was a coup attempt. They had even prepared the list for the Cabinet to take over … Continue reading

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Turkish novelists Orhan Pamuk and Elif Shafak accused of being Western stooges by pro-government press

Press reports say high-profile novelists are part of ‘international literature lobby’ recruited by western powers to attack Turkey’s government Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan during a session at the Turkish parliament. Photograph: Depo Photos/Rex Alison Flood Major Turkish authors … Continue reading

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Gezi and Ferguson: American historian Louis Fishman’s Reply to pro-AKP columnist Ceren Kenar

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Ever since Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Turkish pro-government press has been quick to highlight injustices carried out by that city’s police department and lack of due process in the case. Sounds well intentioned, right? Unfortunately, not like much … Continue reading

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