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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
An incest debate is still going on in Turkey, amid all the other political and diplomatic issues facing President Tayyip Erdoğan.
İsmail Rüştü Cirit is a senior judge chairing Turkey’s High Court of Appeals (Yargıtay).
It all started with a news report two weeks ago. A half-famous, minor jet-set TV personality called Murat Başoğlu was “caught” by paparazzi in a boat off the Aegean coast cavorting with a woman who is not his wife.
Only a handful of people in judicial circles and the media criticized Constitutional Court head Zühtü Arslan for bowing before President Tayyip Erdoğan out of respect during Turkey’s Victory Day celebrations on Aug. 30.
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu claimed on Aug. 27 that President Tayyip Erdoğan is “afraid” of him
“We are all thirsty for justice,” main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said on Aug. 26 in his welcoming speech at the “Justice Congress” in the western Turkish province of Çanakkale.
The government extended the powers of the National Intelligence Agency (MİT) and linked it directly to President Tayyip Erdoğan with a new state of emergency decree issued on Aug. 25.
The arrest and release of the chairman of a football club warmed up the debate over double standards in Turkish justice as the arrest of a group of journalists will mark its 300th day in prison tomorrow
The U.S. military alliance against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) with the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Syrian extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), is “not a choice but a necessity.”
Meral Akşener, a former deputy speaker of the Turkish Parliament, stated on Aug. 22 that she has officially started the process of establishing a new party, in a bid to build an alternative to President Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti).
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