Turkey signs law ‘criminalizing’ medical first aid without govt permit

Turkey signs law ‘criminalizing’ medical first aid without govt permit

A medical bill has been signed into law in Turkey that requires doctors to obtain government permission before administering emergency first aid. Critics have blasted the bill as a crackdown on doctors who treat activists injured during protests. The bill, ...

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In Scandal, Turkey’s Leaders May Be Losing Their Tight Grip on News Media

In Scandal, Turkey’s Leaders May Be Losing Their Tight Grip on News Media

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has labeled an investigative reporter who has published a number of leaked documents related to a widening corruption scandal a traitor. Mr. Erdogan’s lawyers have also filed suit against a newspaper columnist, once a reliable ...

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Erdoğan’s Self-Inflicted Crisis

Erdoğan’s Self-Inflicted Crisis

The dramatic battle between Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its erstwhile ally, the “Hizmet” religious movement led by the self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gülen, has begun to expose the massive rule-of-law violations that these two groups employed to ...

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There Are Much Bigger Problems In Turkey That Could Derail Its Alliance With America

There Are Much Bigger Problems In Turkey That Could Derail Its Alliance With America

While the government of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces an extensive corruption investigation targeting his inner circle, the country’s problems far exceed domestic graft. Turkey is entangled in several shady endeavors that could eventually jeopardize its standing as a ...

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Turkey to mull proposals for military re-trial

Turkey to mull proposals for military re-trial

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government is considering legal arrangements that could lead to the re-trial of hundreds of military officers and other people who were convicted of plotting to topple the government, the head of Turkey’s bar association ...

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Turkey At The Barricades

Turkey At The Barricades

The dreams of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister of Turkey, for the recrudescence of the Ottoman Empire are evaporating under the Istanbul sky. His party The Justice and Development party (AKP), is in disarray; a major corruption and bribery scandal ...

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Turkey’s Economic Vulnerability Exposed as Graft Divides

Turkey’s Economic Vulnerability Exposed as Graft Divides

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan entered the last week of 2013 reeling from a corruption probe that has splintered his party and highlighted economic vulnerabilities as investors unload the nation’s risk. Erdogan took the defense of his administration to ...

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Turkey PM faces resignation call as three ministers quit in corruption scandal

Turkey PM faces resignation call as three ministers quit in corruption scandal

The crisis engulfing the Turkish government of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan claimed its first major scalps yesterday when three ministers caught up in a corruption scandal resigned. The ministers of the interior, the economy and the environment all denied ...

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Why is the US being drawn into the game?

Why is the US being drawn into the game?

As expressed in a New York Times article from Dec. 21, 2013, “Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan [sic] on Saturday continued his embrace of what has traditionally been the strategy of Turkish politicians facing a crisis: Blame foreign powers, in ...

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Fifty years later, we still don’t accept what we did in 1963

Fifty years later, we still don’t accept what we did in 1963

By Loucas Charalambous YESTERDAY was the 50th anniversary of the blackest day in the modern history of Cyprus. If we Greek Cypriots realised the role the events of December 21, 1963, played in our history, every year on this day ...

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