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Fethullah Gulen: Islam is Compatible with Democracy, Despite Turkey’s Recent Example

Fethullah Gulen: Islam is Compatible with Democracy, Despite Turkey’s Recent Example

The original article was published on Le Monde («L’échec de l’expérience démocratique turque n’est pas dû à l’adhésion aux valeurs islamiques mais à leur trahison») on February 25, 2019, by Fethullah Gülen.   Turkey was hailed as an example for a modern Muslim democracy during the early 2000s. The current ruling party that came to […]

How will Turkey end up if the situation continues?

How will Turkey end up if the situation continues?

On August 13, ‘Turkish Lira’ and ‘Turkey’ were ranked as number one and two respectively in the real-time query of the leading portal in Korea, Naver. Two questions are to be asked in this situation. The first one is why did the Turkish Lira suddenly collapse? The other question is what will happen to Turkey’s […]

Turkey’s State of Emergency shrinking space for dissidents : UN

Turkey’s State of Emergency shrinking space for dissidents : UN

“Protracted restrictions on the human rights to freedom of expression, assembly and association are incompatible with the conduct of a credible electoral process in Turkey,” Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the UN High commissioner for human rights, said in a statement on Wednesday, stressing that these rights are particularly crucial in the context of elections. “On […]

Turkey referendum: Erdoğan wins vote amid dispute over ballots – as it happened

Turkey referendum: Erdoğan wins vote amid dispute over ballots – as it happened

Unofficial results show that Turks have approved changes to their constitution, handing President Erdoğan sweeping new powers in Sunday’s referendum, the head of the country’s high electoral board (YSK) has said. The yes campaign won 1.25 million more votes than the no campaign and with only about 600,000 votes still to be counted that meant […]

Foreign Media Analysis: Turks Divided Over Sunday Referendum

Foreign Media Analysis: Turks Divided Over Sunday Referendum

A little under half of those who voted for the Turkish referendum Sunday evening were unsatisfied with the results that granted extensive powers to the executive branch. As soon as the referendum goes into effect with the next presidential election to be held in 2019, the President will be able to select all of his […]

Erdogan, Putin to meet in first week of August

Erdogan, Putin to meet in first week of August

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has arranged to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin within weeks, Turkish presidential sources said Sunday, Trend reported. The agreement came in a telephone call from Putin in which he gave his support to Turkey following Friday’s attempted coup. According to the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the Russian […]

Foundation behind Gaza flotilla apologizes

Foundation behind Gaza flotilla apologizes

The Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH) — aid foundation behind the 2010 Gaza flotilla – has apologized for using a Palestine idiom in the statement criticizing Turkish government’s normalization deal with Israel, Turkish Minute reports. IHH criticized the normalization agreement between Turkey and Israel in statement published on its […]

Erdogan Criticizes Group Behind 2010 Gaza Flotilla

Erdogan Criticizes Group Behind 2010 Gaza Flotilla

Two days after Turkey announced its reconciliation agreement with Israel, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan went on the offensive against the IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation, the organization behind the May 2010 flotilla to Gaza Strip that sparked the crisis between Jerusalem and Ankara. “Did you ask me before you set sail? Did you ask my permission?” […]

Erdogan reminds Germany’s Namibia Genocide

Erdogan reminds Germany’s Namibia Genocide

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed Germany over the parliament resolution on the historical events which recognizes the relocation of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire as “genocide.” He spoke at Sebahattin Zaim University on June 5 and said that Germany blackmailed Turkey by this resolution. He called out the Germans over their history of mass […]

Russia sacrificing Turkey due to a pilot’s mistake, Erdogan says

Russia sacrificing Turkey due to a pilot’s mistake, Erdogan says

Turkey is ready to restore relations with Russia, but does not know what type of the first step Russia expects from Turkey, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “I do not understand what kind of the first step is being expected from us. We are not a country that is sitting in the defendant’s chair. […]

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