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I just signed the following petition addressed to: The Prime Minister of Turkey Mr Recep Tayyip Erdogan. —————- Stop Turkey’s proposed Death Camps for stray animals! Dear Mr Prime Minister We have been shocked and outraged by your governments proposed changes to Turkey’s very comprehensive and ground breaking Animal Rights law 5199. We believe that… » read more

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Please see below today’s press release of PES President Sergei Stanishev on Turkey’s accession to the EU and responsibility of European & Turkish conservatives’ responsibility for the current impasse. Twelve years after granting candidate status and six years after the start of accession negotiations, EU-Turkey relations are today at a virtual standstill. It is in… » read more

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Wikileaks blew into the Turkish politics like a foul wind. It is not clear whether the disparaging remakes by US diplomats would create further tensions in an already strained relationship, but allegations of corruption and cronyism are more important. So far, the accusations of the Wikileaks are not legally confirmed and I do hope that… » read more

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By MARC CHAMPION THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ISTANBUL—Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey suggested Wednesday the U.S should punish diplomats who reported claims in leaked State Department cables that he and his family are corrupt, and said he planned to take legal action against them. In a sometimes furious televised address at the start… » read more

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David Kenner Monday, November 29, 2010 When Barack Obama took the podium before Turkey’s parliament in April 2009, in his first overseas trip as president, he delivered a speech that echoed much of the happy talk that has characterized U.S. rhetoric toward Turkey over the past decade. “Turkey is a critical ally. Turkey is an… » read more

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Cem TURSUN/İSTANBUL, (DHA) Mustafa Balbay: Your conscience is even harder than granite! Tuncay Özkan: The Feast of Sacrifice is coming. Should I consider myself as to be sacrificed? In the 95th hearing of the 2nd Ergenekon case, in which the retired full generals Hurşit Tolon and Şener Eruygur are among the defendants, the claims of… » read more

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Mr. Oktay Ekşi, honorary chief editor of large selling daily Hürriyet, used to be one the most senior political columnists in Turkey..until he was forced to resign from Hürriyet. His crime? He was no longer relevant? His readership declined? Contractual disputes? No, in an article about which he later apologized, he wrote that AKP deputies… » read more

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CHP chairman Kemal Kilicdaroglu spoke to NTV, one of Turkey’s premier private news channels. Kilicdaroglu announced that in Wednesday’s party caucus meeting he’ll be consulting members on the make-up of the Central Administrative Committee, CHP’s top decision making body. Kilicdaroglu was also asked his reply to PM Erdogan’s comments that “He’ll get used to politics”.… » read more

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RIZA TÜRMEN (Former Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe – Strasbourg) Milliyet – February 22, 2010 The arrest of Erzincan Chief Public Prosecutor İlhan Cihaner has indicated dangerous dimensions of polarization in Turkey. We cannot agree on even the most basic fundamentals such as “democracy,” “independence of judiciary,” and “separation… » read more

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