Tag Archives: Turkey

Is this cover for a big lie from Erdogan?

Turkey’s president Recep Tayipp Erdogan called the July 15 coup last year a gift from God and justification and it prompted an unprecedented jailing of  political opponents and members of the Turkish media. Erdogan and his allies have taken the … Continue reading

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Jailed Turkish Journalist Derya Okatan is in the 14th Day of Her Hunger Strike

The unjustly persecuted continues to suffer at the hands of a corrupt and brutal Erdogan regime. Sacthing Purple Musings first posted on Okatan’s hunger strike here. Turkish to English translation: #DeryaOkatan journalistic activities in custody. This is to protest the … Continue reading

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REPORT: Jailed Turkish Journalist Derya Okatan in Hunger Strike

From the Tesujin Gazzette: ISTANBUL – Detained six journalists will be kept in custody until January 24. The journalists, who were allowed to see their lawyers, sent a message and said, “Buckle down more to report”. The closed Dicle News … Continue reading

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Turkey Just Released American Wall Street Journal Reporter After Being Jailed For 3 Days

From The Daily Beast: Wall Street Journal reporter held in Turkish detention for nearly three days without any contact with his family or lawyers has been released. National security reporter Dion Nissenbaum was taken from his Istanbul apartment on Tuesday … Continue reading

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“They take you and throw you in a hole”

From an AFP story in The Guardian: Asli Erdoğan, one of Turkey’s most celebrated novelists, was released from jail Thursday, looking exhausted after 132 days of pre-trial detention, declaring that she could barely believe she was free. The writer has … Continue reading

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650 Turkish Journalists to be Investigated for Using Twitter

From Turkish Minute: Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Barış Yarkadaş announced on Thursday that 650 more journalists are to be investigated due to their messages on Twitter. The Ministry of Interior Affairs had stated earlier this week that 10,000 people … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s Government Even Arrests Lawyers to Keep Them From Defending Journalists

From Abdullah Bozkurt for Turkish Minute: The unprecedented crackdown on lawyers who defend critics, dissidents and opponents of the authoritarian regime of Turkey’s strongman, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, paint a dismal picture of how the criminal justice system has been turned … Continue reading

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Assassin of Russian Ambassador Linked to Cleric Who Supports Erdogan

From Turkish Minute: While the Turkish government insists on claiming that Mert Altıntaş, the police officer who assassinated the Russian ambassador to Ankara, is linked to the Gülen movement, it has been discovered that the gunman attended the sermons of … Continue reading

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Gulen: Russian Ambassador Was Supportive of Our Movement

Writes Chuck Ross for the DailyCaller from a video statement from  Cleric Fethulla Gulen on the assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov: During his remarks on Thursday, Gulen repeated his previous statement condemning Karlov’s assassination. He also suggested that Karlov … Continue reading

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Erdogan’s al Nusra Problem

While it was predictable that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey would blame the so-called FETO terrorist organization run by cleric Fettulah Gulen in his Pennsylvania compound for the assissination of the Russsian ambassador earlier this week, he knows that … Continue reading

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