Turkish Graft Documents 17 DECEMBER OPERATION as leaked – Converted to PDF

EEV: Link here is to WordPress PDF file: 17 ARALIK OPERASYONU BAKANLAR FEZLEKESİ Egemen Bağış Zafer Çağlayan Muammer Güler Original leak source : The Twitter  pseudonym @HARAMZADELER333 EEV: First post published below for linking: R A P O R Soruşturma No        : İstanbul CBS 2012/120653 Tarih                          : 18.12.2013 İlgi      : a) Muh. Elk. Şube Müd.’nün 07.05.2010 tarihli…

Russian warships cross Bosphorus: report

REUTERS Ukraine Navy’s flagship, the Hetman Sahaidachny frigate, sets sail in the Bosphorus on its way to Black Sea in Istanbul. REUTERS/Murad Sezer   Istanbul – Two Russian warships crossed Turkey’s Bosphorus Strait early Tuesday headed towards the Black Sea, Turkish media reported. The reported ship movements came with Russia and the West locked  in…

Riots erupt on streets of Istanbul after Turkish government clamps down on internet – Opponents say sweeping new powers are effort to hush-up corruption scandal

Protestors are angry over far-reaching government powers to block web pages ‘within hours’ The demonstrators threw stones and set off fireworks after riot police fired water cannons Prime Minister says new powers have been introduced to protect privacy, not stifle criticism By Sam Webb UPDATED:          13:46 EST, 9 February 2014   Police fired water cannon…

Turkey rocked by corruption scandal

Turkey’s government is in crisis: Within a few hours, three ministers resigned over a corruption scandal. Prime Minister Erdogan claims his government is victim of a plot. 2013 has not been a good year for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The massive anti-government demonstrations in Istanbul’s Gezi Park in the summer were a shock…

Thousands urge Turkish PM’s resignation as graft scandal shakes gov’t

Edited time: December 26, 2013 01:28                                                                             Demonstrators run away as they clash with riot police (unseen) during a protest against corruption in the Kadikoy district of Istanbul on December 25, 2013 (AFP Photo / Bulent Kilic) ​Thousands of demonstrators have taken to the streets of Turkey demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip…

Turkey: blasphemy; pianist Fazil Say sentenced to 10 months

20 September, 12:26 (ANSAmed) – ISTANBUL – World-renowned Turkish pianist Fazil Say, who was sentenced to 10 months in prison for blasphemy in April, was again sentenced to 10 months by an Istanbul court today in a retrial, Hurriyet online reports quoting Dogan News Agency. Say had received a suspended 10-month prison sentence on charges…

Turkey: poll; 35% of Turks say they are “suffering”

  23 August, 13:29   (ANSAmed) – ISTANBUL, AUGUST 23 – More than one in three Turks considers themselves “suffering,” while major factors affecting their happiness levels are likely to be economic rather than political, daily Hurriyet reported citing the results of a recent poll. Gallup conducted research amid the recent anti-government protests staged in…

Life sentences for 17 ringleaders of Turkey’s ‘Deep State’ coup plot as epic trial concludes with 300 verdicts

Landmark prosecution to unravel underground ‘terrorist’ organisation Ergenekon concludes with scores of lengthy jail terms, sparking anti-government protests Justin Vela Monday, 5 August 2013 A Turkish court has issued heavy sentences in a long-running court case involving nearly 300 defendants accused of plotting to overthrow the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). The trial, which…

‘Retaliation Campaign’ Erdogan Punishes Protesters in Turkey

By Oezlem Gezer and Maximilian Popp Following mass anti-government protests in Turkey, Ankara is now taking revenge on its critics. Activists and demonstrators are being investigated and intimidated, while journalists are getting fired and insubordinate civil servants transferred far afield. Tayfun Kahraman met the prime minister five weeks ago, but now he is sitting in…

Violence of security forces in Taksim Square ‘unprecedented’ says Amnesty International

Demonstrators stockpiling face masks and goggles to protect against tear gas, and rebuilding barricades that have been destroyed Richard Hall Thursday, 13 June 2013 Protesters in Istanbul’s Taksim Square are preparing for further clashes with police, as a leading rights group criticised an “unprecedented” use of violence by security forces. An uneasy calm was present…

Erdogan of Turkey crosses the Rubicon, adopts hard line against demonstrators (Warning Graphic Includes Death)

Turkey: police occupy Taksim, Erdogan adopts hard line Premier attacks, we will cut Gezi Park trees 11 June, 19:50 (ANSAmed) – ANKARA, JUNE 11 – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has adopted a hard line against demonstrators who have been protesting against him for two weeks. On Tuesday , police regained control of Taksim…