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21 October 2014 News Round-up

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  A new bill granting extensive powers to the police, dismissal of the parliamentary commission to investigate corruption allegations against the former government and discussions over the Kurdish resolution process with contradictory statements by government officials occupied Turkish domestic news last week. As the battle in Kobane against ISIS advancement intensifies the US military air-dropped arms […]

9 September 2014 News Round-up

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Photo credit: International Business Times, www.ibtimes.com This week Turkey’s new government has set out next 10 months’ political agenda ahead of general elections next year. PM Davutoglu reaffirmed President Erdogan’s priorities with regards to the fight against ‘the parallel state’ whilst concerns over independence of judiciary remain and detentions of several senior police officers who […]

6 May 2014 News Roundup

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  Disputes over celebrating International Workers’ Day in Taksim Square led to strong police intervention against those gathered for May Day. Press freedom in Turkey dropped from “partially free” to “not free” category by the Freedom House. While, the controversial dialogue between the head of the Constitutional Court and the AKP continued, so did the […]

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