Tag: Istanbul

ISIL claims it will wage jihad on Turkey

Friday, 20 June 2014 Recent operations carried out by the organization named Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), revealed schemes on preparing a jihad on Turkey. The police operation against the organization began in January in the city of Van and spread to other bigger cities […]

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      : […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Turkey: ‘sultan’ Erdogan trips over 600 trees

  ‘People of Ataturk’ against Islamic premier’s absolute power 03 June, 19:46   (by Francesco Cerri) (ANSAmed) – ANKARA, JUNE 3 – ‘Erdogan is not all-powerful’ observes, almost with surprise, Hurriyet’s analyst Murat Yetkin. A protest which began as a demonstration against the destruction of 600 trees in […]

Turkish protesters control Istanbul square after two days of clashes: While Citizens Protest Turkish media Media Airs Cooking Shows

Demonstrations pose biggest challenge yet to prime minister and expose government influence over media Constanze Letsch in Istanbul guardian.co.uk,   Sunday 2 June 2013 12.30 EDT Turkish protesters gather in Taksim Square, Istanbul, on Sunday. Photograph: Bulent Kilic/AFP/Getty Images Turkish protesters controlled Istanbul’s main square again on Sunday after two […]