Erdogan lost a battle, but perhaps not the war. Erdogan lost a battle, but perhaps not the war. Untitled. Turkish politics no longer one-man show. Eyes return to Turkish military after elections. Soldiers carry the coffin of Turkey's former army chief and President Kenan Evren during his funeral in Ankara, May 12, 2015.
(photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas) AKP claims God is on its side. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu addresses AKP supporters during an election rally for Turkey's June 7 parliamentary elections in Istanbul, Turkey, May 17, 2015.
(photo by REUTERS/Osman Orsal) Author: Mustafa Akyol Posted May 26, 2015 In the run-up to the June 7 general elections, Turkey's political scene has become tense and loud. Is Turkey arming radical groups in Syria? According to documents briefly leaked onto the Internet in Turkey on Jan. 19, 2014, the prosecutor of an Adana court instructed the Adana Provincial Gendarmerie Command to stop and search three trucks suspected of carrying weapons into Syria.
(photo by Anonymous) Author: Semih Idiz Posted May 26, 2015 The accusation that Turkey has provided radical Islamists in Syria with weapons, and keeps doing so, continues to be voiced despite government officials' denials. Ankara’s reluctance to get actively involved in the US-led military coalition against the Islamic State (IS) and other radical groups in Syria is also fueling the debate. Summary⎙ Print A trial of gendarmerie officers and prosecutors in Istanbul is producing embarrassing revelations for the government. Speculation about Turkish aid to radical groups fighting the Assad regime has been re-energized by a trial of gendarmerie officers and prosecutors in Istanbul. Erdogan’s presidential dreams hang by thread.
Supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu wave Turkish and AKP flags during a rally for Turkey's June 7 parliamentary elections in Istanbul, May 17, 2015.
(photo by REUTERS/Osman Orsal) Author: Amberin Zaman Posted May 27, 2015 For the last 12 years, Turkey’s Islamists led by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seemed invincible. His Justice and Development Party (AKP) romped from one electoral victory to the other, each time snatching a bigger part of the vote. But with less than a fortnight left to go before the June 7 legislative polls, the AKP is looking fragile for the first time. Summary⎙ Print With less than a fortnight left to go before the June 7 legislative polls, polls show that the Justice and Development Party's share of the vote will slip from the record 49% that it received in 2011.
Even the combative president is sounding unsure. Un candidat tzigane aux élections, une première en Turquie. Nous avons décidé de relater le parcours d’Özcan Purçu, tzigane aujourd’hui candidat pour les législatives, non pour inciter ceux qui le pourraient à voter – en tant que libertaires, nous sommes radicalement contre tout pouvoir d’où qu’il vienne et, de plus, sommes contre les modes de suffrages comme ils sont pratiqués en Turquie comme en France, étant pour le concensus – mais parce que son parcours atypique montre bien les difficultés rencontrée par l’une des communautés les plus discriminées d’Europe, comment la gentrification touche les grandes villes impacte les plus pauvres et les relègues au loin à la périphérie des banlieues, et comment par des pratiques libertaires cette communauté arrive à survivre contre vents et marées et au grand damne des pouvoirs publics.
Özcan Purçu, donc, est né et a grandi sous une tente, dans le quartier tzigane de Söke sur la mer Egée. Quand il a vu que l’interlocuteur administratif des tziganes était le Préfet, il a décidé de devenir Préfet. Is Erdogan signaling end of secularism in Turkey? Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a Peace Summit ahead of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli, in Istanbul, April 23, 2015.
(photo by REUTERS/Murad Sezer) Author: Pinar Tremblay Posted April 29, 2015 In a televised speech April 25 for the Independent Industrialists and Businessmen Association, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan bluntly criticized the campaign promises of two leftist parties about the Religious Affairs Directorate (known as the Diyanet). “They are now targeting the Diyanet," he said.
"The main opposition party [referring to the Republican People’s Party (CHP)] has written in their election platform, 'The Diyanet will be at equal distance to all faiths.' Summary⎙ Print The Religious Affairs Directorate has become the center of the election campaign in Turkey, causing further social discord. Untitled. Selahattin Demirtas, co-chairman of the pro-Kurdish People's Democracy Party, addresses his party members as he starts his campaign for Turkey's June 7 parliamentary elections, during a meeting in Ankara, April 10, 2015.
(photo by REUTERS/Umit Bektas) Author: Fehim Taştekin Posted April 10, 2015 Turkey’s political parties announced their ambitious candidate lists this week for the June 7 general elections, which will deliver a fateful verdict on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambitions to install a presidential system. In a remarkable development, the parties have opened up to minority groups, which have been largely sidelined from politics, excluding the early years of the modern republic. Members of the Greek, Armenian, Yazidi and Roma communities have been given favorable spots on the slates, raising the prospect of strong minority representation in the next parliament. Dogan was immediately questioned whether she would bring up the “Armenian allegations” in parliament. Des travaux d’intérêt public pas vraiment dans l’intérêt des femmes. Juste au moment où Ahmet Davutoğlu [Premier Ministre turc] annonçait le nouveau pack de mesures pour l’Emploi en déclarant « Le nombre des travailleurs d’intérêt public va augmenter et dans ce secteur 120 mille nouveaux emplois seront crées », j’ai touché par maladresse le bouton de la télécommande.
Je suis tombée sur les infos d’une chaîne locale. Une info ayant pour titre « Les anges des parcs ». « Les travailleuses ont retroussé les manches afin d’embellir les parcs et jardins de la ville. 34 ouvrières qui ont commencé à travailler dans le cadre du programme d’emplois d’intérêt public, il y a 7 mois, nettoient les parcs et jardins tout au long de la journée et avec le salaire qu’elle reçoivent pour embellir la ville, elles contribuent au budget de leur foyer. Le gouvernement qui n’aimait pas les bonnes femmes de neige. Une enquête judiciaire a été ouverte contre Çilem Sakine Coşkun, professeure d’éducation physique au Lycée de Nurhak à Maraş, ville du Sud de la Turquie.
La « nouvelle Turquie » de Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Le mauvais polar de la vie politique turque. Le Monde.fr | • Mis à jour le | Par Marie Jégo (Istanbul, correspondante)
Turquie : les procès pour « insulte », recours d'Erdogan. Le Monde.fr | • Mis à jour le | Par Elisa Perrigueur. AKP's internal tensions finally erupt. Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu attend the Extraordinary Congress of the ruling Justice and Development Party to choose a new leader of the party, ahead of Erdogan's inauguration as president, in Ankara, Aug. 27, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Rasit Aydogan) Author: Mustafa Akyol Posted March 25, 2015 It has been rumored in Ankara lately that tension is growing among Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) elites, in particular between the “palace” of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the government led by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
In return, AKP spokesmen and propagandists reiterated that this false news was manufactured by opposition figures whose only aim was to create “fitna,” an Islamic term for internal strife that roughly corresponds to sedition. Yet, thanks to a series of stunning statements by Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, the fitna erupted in a way that nobody could deny. Are Turkey's young IS recruits now a domestic threat? Syrians wait at a checkpoint at the Syrian border crossing of Bab al-Hawa on the Syrian-Turkish border in Idlib governorate, Jan. 21, 2015.
(photo by REUTERS/Abed Kontar) Author: Metin Gurcan Posted March 26, 2015 Turkish media extensively covered the story of 19-year-old Suleyman Bengi crossing the border to Syria and joining the Islamic State (IS). Suleyman, a freshman dentistry student at a prominent Ankara university and son of an academic, took along with him his 16-year-old twin brothers Dilar and Dilsat. Everyone is asking what could have motivated a young man from a well-to-do, educated family to embark on such an adventure. Summary⎙ Print Young Turks are increasingly attracted to the Islamic State's radical doctrines, believing their own country's brand of political Islam to be superficial, yet the Turkish government remains unconcerned with the increasing radicalization. Workspace Login. Nobel ödüllü yazar Orhan Pamuk, Almanya'nın haftalık Die Zeit gazetesine verdiği röportajda, “Yolsuzluk nedeniyle siyasal İslam gizemini tamamen kaybetti. Türkiye’nin İslamcıları bir zamanlar toplumun alt kesimlerinden taşralı, kızgın, kendilerine yapılanları unutmaz kişilerdi. 12-13 sene sonra şimdi kendileri yönetim kadrosunu oluşturuyorlar.
Şimdi her müesseseye el atıyor, iktidarı merkezileştiriyorlar. Turkey is becoming more secular, not less. Participants wave a huge rainbow flag during a gay pride parade in central Istanbul, June 30, 2013. (photo by REUTERS/Osman Orsal) Author: Mustafa Akyol Posted March 2, 2015 Since the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002, Turkey’s “Islamization” has been a recurrent theme in the media. Over the past two years — during which time Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish president and AKP leader, has combined increasingly authoritarian rule and an overtly Islamist narrative — this theme has become more common and assumed greater validity.
It is often asked whether Turkey is turning into “another Iran,” and most commentators take it for granted that, at the very least, Turkey is becoming more “conservative.” Le mauvais polar de la vie politique turque. Fear of Shiites on the rise in Turkey. Shiite men attend an Ashoura procession in Istanbul, Nov. 24, 2012. (photo by REUTERS/Murad Sezer) Author: Pinar Tremblay Posted February 17, 2015 Not a day passes without a headline in the Turkish media about the revival of Islamophobia in the West.
Pundits wonder how Muslims in the West will be affected. Has AKP sacrificed Turkey's Ottoman heritage? An exterior view of the new Ottoman Archives building is shown in this file photo. (photo by Author: Barın Kayaoğlu Posted February 18, 2015 If one judges a political group by how it treats historical treasures, the reported conditions at the new Ottoman Archives undermine the conservative credentials of Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Summary⎙ Print Shoddy conditions at the new Ottoman Archives building in Istanbul stand to weaken the conservative credentials of the Justice and Development Party. On the surface, the new archives complex in the Saadabad neighborhood of Istanbul’s Kagithane district appears to be a major improvement over the older building in Sultanahmet. Yet, some researchers and former employees of the Ottoman Archives have taken issue with the new venue. Erdogan's 'New Turkey' much like the old. High school students wearing Guy Fawkes masks take part in a protest against the education policies of the ruling Justice and Development Party in Istanbul, Feb. 13, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Murad Sezer) Author: Mustafa Akyol Posted February 18, 2015 Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been busy lately boasting of the difference between the “New Turkey” it claims to have built and the “Old Turkey” left behind. This narrative tells us that we Turks have overcome a past of utter darkness, leaving all evil behind, and have opened up to bright horizons with all good ahead of us.
Le Phenix kurde. Abonnes.lemonde. En Turquie, M. Erdogan veut un Parlement sous contrôle. Is Turkey becoming a police state? Turkish riot police use their shields as they clash with demonstrators during a protest in central Istanbul, May 31, 2014. (photo by REUTERS/Murad Sezer) Author: Semih Idiz Posted February 10, 2015 The Turkish parliament has started to debate a security law drafted by the government that includes measures critics say will turn Turkey into a police state.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, with strong support from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, insists the proposed measures are in line with EU standards and are needed to protect freedoms. Summary⎙ Print Critics say a proposed law will turn Turkey into a police state by providing security forces with extensive powers to suppress the government’s opponents. The proposed law aims to prevent a repeat of the anti-government Gezi Park protests of summer 2013, and the demonstrations in October 2014 by Kurds protesting Ankara’s refusal to support the Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani against the Islamic State. Is Turkey becoming a police state? Why did Turkey seize Bank Asya? Supporters of the Gulen movement read the Quran as they gather in front of the Bank Asya headquarters in Istanbul, Feb. 4, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Murad Sezer) Author: Mehmet Cetingulec Posted February 9, 2015 In September 2014, in an address to the Turkish Industry and Business Association, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the following statement: “No effort is underway to cause the bankruptcy of a bank.
Erdogan's 'facts' muddle Turkey's economic reality. Turkey's intelligence czar resigns to run for office. Why is Turkey censoring lingerie, antique books? Turkey’s Politics of Fatigue. Pourquoi je n’irai pas à Istanbul. Syrie : la victoire des Kurdes à Kobané dérange la Turquie. En Turquie, le nouveau protocole guerrier et tout en symboles du président Erdogan. Réponse du berger à la bergère. Réponse du berger à la bergère. Did the West write Erdogan off for Israel’s sake? 2014 Ecoutes, purges, affaires : tout comprendre de la crise en Turquie. Turkey's Kurds key to Erdogan's presidency bid. Removal of Turkish flag stokes anti-Kurdish sentiments. Russia, Turkey agree on Gulen. Turkey’s Kurdish oil gamble. Who speaks for Islam in Turkey. Turkish inflation rate rises to record levels. Erdogan outburst: 'This is indecency!' Ankara at crossroads on Syria policy. Freedom House right about Turkey. Hard choices for Erdogan as he mulls candidacy for president.
Workspace Webmail. Workspace Webmail. 2014 Ecoutes, purges, affaires : tout comprendre de la crise en Turquie. Turkish 'prohibition' culture explained. Turkish 'prohibition' culture explained. Erdogan’s Syria policy under scrutiny. Erdogan plays Egypt card in 'ballot box' victory. Why Erdogan keeps winning. Ecoutes, purges, affaires : tout comprendre de la crise en Turquie.
Turquie : Erdogan et l'AKP renforcés par les municipales. Recep Tayyip Erdogan : la fuite en avant. En Turquie, des élections municipales en plein scandale de corruption et d'écoutes. Erdogan, Gul to discuss presidential elections. Armenian-Americans blame Turkey for Kassab invasion. Turkish opposition party will challenge Ankara vote. Erdogan threatens to extend ban to YouTube, Facebook. Can Erdogan take cover behind Turkish military?
Was shoot down of Syrian plane linked to Turkish elections? Gul rebuts Erdogan’s international conspiracy claims. Gul rebuts Erdogan’s international conspiracy claims. Are reports of Turkey’s ‘authoritarianism’ overblown? Erdogan’s great patriotic war. Erdogan turns East. Will Erdogan apologize to Turkey's Shiites? Is Turkey heading toward Alevi-Sunni clashes? The AKP’s failed urban strategy. Erdogan's silence shows absence of moral compass. Internet, social media a ‘scourge’ for Erdogan. US stays out of Turkish politics. Turkish president signs controversial Internet legislation. The ‘gray wolf’ threat to Erdogan and the AKP. Gul faces backlash over support for Internet bill. Turkey defers to Baghdad on oil from Iraqi Kurdistan. Is Erdogan hindering Turkey's foreign policy reset?
Turkey’s media manipulation: from denial to 'so what?' Turkey’s media manipulation: from denial to 'so what?' En Turquie, le match de trop pour Erdogan. Polémique autour du futur aéroport géant d’Istanbul. Gul propose une coopération Turquie-Iran en Syrie - Al-Monitor: le pouls du Moyen-Orient. La pression monte pour Gul à s'affirmer davantage - Al-Monitor: le pouls du Moyen-Orient. Gul, M. Erdogan d'accord sur Gulenists - Al-Monitor: le pouls du Moyen-Orient. Ciation A TA TURQUIE. Photos de la publication de Sayfalar Ortak... - Sayfalar Ortak Platformu. Why is Turkish writer Sevan Nisanyan in jail? En Turquie, les intellectuels libéraux ont-ils joué les «idiots utiles» des islamistes? Gul proposes Turkey-Iran cooperation in Syria.