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A step backwards: Turkey passes law to tighten internet usage

government influence over the judiciary, is seen by Erdogan’s critics as an authoritarian response ... whose stability over the past decade has been based on Erdogan’s firm rule. The government says ... Erdogan’s warning that a “state within the state” will not be tolerated.In the eyes of Turkey’s opposition, ...

19/02/2014 - 08:20 - comment 0

Turkey passes bill tightening control of judiciary

Gul - the former foreign minister in Erdogan’s party - to come into force. ... marks the biggest challenge yet to Erdogan’s 11-year rule ahead of March local elections. The judicial legislation is seen as Erdogan’s latest attempt to take control. Erodogan says the graft probe ...

15/02/2014 - 11:38 - comment 0

Erdogan: 'Teach protestors a lesson' in Turkey polls

Supporters of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) were urged ... on Saturday, Erdogan’s AK Party said as tens of thousands of anti-government demonstrators persistently ... an increasingly violent turn on Sunday as the demonstrations raised pressure on Erdogan’s government.Protesters ...

09/06/2013 - 10:47 - comment 0

Turkish lira takes the plunge after Erdogan's 'unwise' twitter move

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to block access to Twitter nine days before local elections. The Turkish lira weakened following Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to block access to  ... AS, said Friday. Political tensions have escalated since the graft probe surrounding Erdogan’s ...

23/03/2014 - 02:14 - comment 0

Turkey: Istanbul police chief dismissed

in the investigation focused on Erdogan’s allies. ... Erdogan’s government as elections approached. ... Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogans government as elections approached. Police Chief Huseyin Capkin ...

19/12/2013 - 17:24 - comment 0

The crisis persists: Turkey's stock markets are floundering and it's about more than corruption

as a corruption probe embroiled Erdogan’s cabinet and led to three ministerial resignations. The crisis threatens ... as a corruption probe embroiled Erdogan’s cabinet and led to three ministerial resignations. Turkey’s lira lost ... during Erdogan’s reign. “The underlying issue is that Erdogan is becoming more authoritarian and less ...

05/01/2014 - 04:01 - comment 0

Erdogan rejects 'dictator' label as Turkish protests continue for third night

to society.” Under Erdogan’s leadership, Turkey has boosted economic growth and raised its international ... security at risk. Police fired tear gas and water cannon Sunday at protesters who marched on Erdogan’s ... Taksim Square but the flashpoint shifted late Sunday to the area near Erdogan’s nearby Istanbul base.AFP ...

03/06/2013 - 07:36 - comment 0

Turkish court rules Twitter ban unconstitutional

Erdogan’s AK Party recently won municipal elections held Sunday. ...

02/04/2014 - 18:08 - comment 0

Beware, Baghdad! It's not just the Kurds that want their independence

Erdogan’s ruling Justice and Development Party won 43 per cent of the vote , a good result ... for president. If that’s a coincidence, it’s a significant one. Officials in Erdogan’s government have indicated ... will be the kingmakers. For them, any concern over Erdogan’s authoritarian bent pales next to securing an independent ...

05/07/2014 - 14:03 - comment 0

Erdogan claims victory in key "test" poll ahead of Turkey's August presidential vote

the government blocked users’ access to Twitter after evidence of corruption among Erdogan’s inner circle ... declared victory for his Justice and Development Party (AKP) after fifty percent of the results from ... Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory for his Justice and Development Party (AKP) ...

31/03/2014 - 06:04 - comment 0