Erdogan in Deep Trouble in Turkey

The present crisis is a tug-of-war for power between Erdogan and his former ally Fethullah Gullen.

Erdogan in Deep Trouble in Turkey

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 Sacks Five Police Commissioners in Turkey

Erdogan defends his allies

Erdogan Sacks Five Police Commissioners in Turkey

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 […]

Taksim Square II and the Topless Protestor

  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 […]