Tag: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Turkey may ban Facebook and YouTube

 EEV: We have conflicting reports at one point he said he was, than he says no (according to the Irish Times, link below) –  Turkey’s Prime Minister Suthep Tayyip Erdogan says these organizations encourage every kind of immorality and espionage for their own ends March 07, 14:56 EPA/LUONG […]

Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdogan allegedly spoke with his son about plans to hide 1.1 billion U.S. dollars worth of cash amid a massive anti-graft probe ( Engineers Confirm Authenticity Of Voice Recording Between PM, Son )

Highlights: EEV- This is just preliminary and not yet fully confirmed – , Attila Özdemiroglu, a musician and recording engineer who was once the president of the Musical Work Owners’ Society of Turkey (MESAM), tweeted that this recoding has not been spliced together – Another recording engineer, Erdem […]

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 […]

Egypt denies Turkish PM Gaza entry

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Photo: EPA Egypt’s new authorities have denied Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan entry to the Gaza Strip, the local media reported on Sunday.  According to the Al-Youm Al-Sabia Internet portal, Cairo has notified Ankara that “the visit will not take place.” In particular, it […]

Turkey: protest spreads to Northern Cyprus

  Students in Turkish-occupied sector rally against Erdogan 04 June, 17:22   (ANSAmed) – NICOSIA, JUNE 4 – The violent anti-government protests ongoing in several Turkish cities spread on Saturday to Northern Cyprus, which has been under Turkish occupation since 1974. Proclaimed unilaterally in 1983, the so-called Turkish […]

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 […]

Erdogan – Turkey will say goodbye to EU

Sunday, 03 February 2013 Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey “will say goodbye to the EU”. While governments of the EU member states fear that  they would have to face dissatisfaction of their voters if they  supported Turkey’s EU accession, Vienna-based daily Die Presse […]

Turkish government authorises raids against Syria

Fears of major conflict grow as parliament approves ‘deterrent’ measures in wake of cross-border incident on Wednesday Martin Chulov in Beirut The Guardian, Thursday 4 October 2012 14.18 EDT Turkey‘s parliament has given legal authority to the military to launch cross-border raids into Syria in response to Wednesday’s […]