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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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They hectically organize events; meet in a variety of forums, hold bi-lateral summits. No, this is not US; it is the smaller candidates on their way to accede to EU. They have offices in Brussels. They excel at creating opportunities for get-togethers. Without, fail, their delegates meet EU officials or parliamentarians each day. They meet… » read more

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The head of the EU delegation to Ankara, Ambassador Marc Pierini, lauded the involvement of the main opposition Republican People’s Party, or CHP, in the EU process over the past six months as “good news,” referring to party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s meetings with EU Commission officials.

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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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FULYA ÖZERKAN ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News Monday, November 15, 2010 The opposition party’s Brussels representative dispatches an 18-page report to party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, briefing him about the EU executive’s annual document on the country’s progress in membership negotiations. The CHP report proposes a national reconciliation committee be established like the one in Croatia,… » 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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Leader of the Opposition and the President of the CHP Mr Kilicdaroglu calls all the democrats to support his position on the constitutional amendments package put to the referendum. Please click here to view the letter of Mr Kılıçdaroğlu: http://bit.ly/bkxgEs Excerpts : The High Board for Judges and Public Prosecutors (HBJP) should be in compliance… » read more

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Asked about the CHP letter to the S&D Group, the CHP’s EU Representative in Brussels Ms. Kader Sevinc replied that “This was a private correspondence. It would be inappropriate to make it public without the consent of other persons. The letter conveyed the message of the CHP President Mr Kilicdaroglu and the party’s position on… » read more

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