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24 June 2014 News Roundup

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 Photo credit: Star Gazetesi, www.stargazete.com   Turkey’s media has closely watched the advancement of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in Iraq, while following the developments regarding the upcoming presidential elections. The Constitutional Court’s verdict regarding the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) court case convicts has received wide media coverage. The Central Bank’s Monetary Policy […]

‘The Politics of Polarisation: Prospects for Democracy and the Rule of Law in the Run-up to Turkish Presidential Election in August 2014’

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  The Centre for Turkey Studies (CEFTUS) is delighted to invite you to a Westminster Debate with Istanbul based writer and analyst Mr Gareth Jenkins and Senior Broadcast Journalist of BBC World Service Mr Guney Yildiz.  Please find short biographies of speakers below. The public collapse of the alliance between Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and […]

13 May 2014 News Roundup

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  A new draft bill on violence against children and women, the possibility of a joint presidential candidate from the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and transparency crisis in the Turkish parliament have occupied the news in Turkey last week. PM Erdogan’s reaction to the Chairman of Bar Association in […]

22 April 2014 New Roundup

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  While the discussions about Presidential elections and who will serve as Turkey’s next PM intensify, parliament approved the controversial Intelligence Law. Disputes and clashes between unions and the government over permission to celebrate International Workers Day in Taksim continue and preparations for Turkey’s first Kurdish language university began. Amidst a possibility of electricity shortage […]

15 April 2014 News Roundup

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  Democracy in Turkey is being fundamentally questioned: the ban on YouTube continues; the workers are not given permission to celebrate May Day in Taksim Square; the Gezi Report claimed that using excessive tear gas was legitimate in Istanbul last year; the tension between the government and the Constitutional Court grows into a political row; […]

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