The present crisis is a tug-of-war for power between Erdogan and his former ally Fethullah Gullen.
The Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in deep trouble in Turkey. The opposition-organized protesters in Istanbul, Ankara and Izmir are demanding his immediate resignation. Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) is charged with wide-scale corruption. In an effort to save his government, Erdogan has reshuffled his cabinet and added 10 new members to the 26 […]
Erdogan defends his allies
A day after high-profile arrests in Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the prime minister has sacked five police commissioners. The sacked officers were heads of financial crimes unit, organized crime unit, anti-terrorism unit, smuggling unit and public security branch. Police had arrested 84 persons in Istanbul and Ankara. Majority of them belonging to the Justice and […]
Reuters is reporting that security forces fired teargas, and used water cannons to drive off protesters from a park in Istanbul. Is this the beginning of Taksim Square II? And what about the ‘topless protestor?’ “I can’t allow a demonstration that I haven’t permitted in advance.” These were the words of Istanbul Governor Hüseyin […]