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AKP, MHP signal joint campaign for referendum

By   /  17/02/2017  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  No Comments

  The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) have signaled a joint campaign in the upcoming referendum on whether to shift Turkey to an executive presidential system. Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said the AKP and the MHP could take part in joint activities for the upcoming referendum, while […]

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AKP demands resignation of party official who said ‘prepare for civil war’ if constitution vote fails

By   /  16/02/2017  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  No Comments

  The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has demanded the resignation of the party’s Manisa provincial deputy head, Ozan Erdem, following his remarks warning of a civil war if the government-supported constitutional amendments fail to receive approval in the upcoming referendum. Speaking at a conference organized by the party’s Soma district youth branch on […]

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Turkish military officers are requesting asylum all over Europe

By   /  15/02/2017  /  Headlines, Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  No Comments

Television host laid off for saying he will vote “NO” in the referendum The number of Turkish military officers serving abroad and seek asylum in European countries continues to grow. Fearful of being tried in Turkey on charges of having affiliations with the Islamic order Hizmet of Imam Fethullah Gulen. According to Turkish media, 86 […]

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Turkish authorities arrest 280 Pilots

By   /  05/02/2017  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish authorities arrest 280 Pilots

  A series of arrests against pilots of the Turkish Air Force is sending shock waves through Turkey. According to turkish newspaper Hurriyet, following investigations which began at the Konya airbase, operations by Turkish police were initiated in several turkish cities. There were 280 pilots arrested on accusations for participating in the attempted coup, and […]

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Turkey’s loss of wetlands exceeds size of Marmara over last 60 years: Report

By   /  03/02/2017  /  Social, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkey’s loss of wetlands exceeds size of Marmara over last 60 years: Report

Turkey has lost wetland areas totaling 1.5 times the surface area of the Marmara Sea in the last 60 years, the Nature Foundation revealed in a study on Feb. 2, noting that there was little optimism that current measures would prevent further losses. The study showed that in the last 60 years, around 2 million […]

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Turkish Squadron Leader arrested after Akar visit to Imia

By   /  02/02/2017  /  Headlines, Social, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Turkish Squadron Leader arrested after Akar visit to Imia

The arrest of Squadron Leader Bilgehan Bülbül demonstrates the fact that the Turkish Armed Forces are facing serious problems and that there is a serious issue of mistrust at all levels within the Armed Forces. Bülbül was accompanying the leader of the Turkish Armed Forces in a visit to the Aksaz base and was with […]

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Artificial islands to be built in Marmara Sea, Black Sea with Kanal Istanbul land

By   /  01/02/2017  /  Social, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Artificial islands to be built in Marmara Sea, Black Sea with Kanal Istanbul land

Three artificial islands will be built in the Marmara Sea and the Black Sea with excavation from the construction of Istanbul’s controversial Kanal Istanbul project, aiming to build a “second Bosphorus,” daily Habertürk reported on Jan. 31. Some 2.7 billion cubic meters of excavated land will be moved during the construction of Kanal Istanbul, which […]

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Supreme Court rejects extradition request for eight Turkish military officers

By   /  26/01/2017  /  GR Politics, GR Social, Greece, Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on Supreme Court rejects extradition request for eight Turkish military officers

The Greek Supreme Court has decided not to extradite the eight Turkish military officers who landed by helicopter in Alexandroupolis one day after the July 15th failed Turkish military coup. The Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court decided not to extradite the eight Turkish soldiers back to Turkey. According to the Supreme Court’s decision, “the […]

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US warns over anti-American violence risk in Turkey

By   /  26/01/2017  /  Politics, Social, TR Politics, TR Social, Turkey  /  Comments Off on US warns over anti-American violence risk in Turkey

The United States embassy in Turkey on Jan. 26 warned against the risk of attacks against its citizens in the country after a rise in anti-American rhetoric. Turkey has been hit by a slew of attacks over the last months claimed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the outlawed Kurdistan […]

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