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New photo from Facebook August 05, 2015 at 11:57AM

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2015 at 11:07
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As more blood spilled, nationalist MHP leans towards AKP for a war government…

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2015 at 10:19

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Turkey’s nationalist opposition MHP would support a minority government formed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) if it agreed to hold a snap election in November, MHP deputy chairman Semih Yalçın told Reuters on Aug.4
A deputy chair of Turkey’s opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has denied they would support a minority government formed by the Justice and Development Party (AKP) if it agreed to hold a snap election in November
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Aug. 3 placed sanctions on a dozen companies and institutions for their role in the ongoing conflict in Syria.
The U.S. denied reports on Aug. 4 that Washington and Ankara have agreed to keep Kurdish fighters out of a proposed zone in northern Syria that will be freed of ISIL.
The end to a ceasefire with Kurdish militants and political uncertainty after inconclusive June elections are compounding already mounting problems for Turkey’s stuttering economy, analysts say
With the tension across the country rising following clashes between terrorists and Turkish security forces, two of Turkey’s opposition parties met to seek ways to calm the situation and issued calls for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to end its attacks
The United States denied reports on Aug. 4 that Washington and Ankara had agreed to keep Kurdish fighters out of a proposed zone in northern Syria that will be freed of ISIL.
A day after Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader criticized the “dishonorable, whisky-drinking rich people” who voted for the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) instead of the MHP, Bahçeli’s political advisor has said they had a “list of 3,000 dishonorable people.”
In Turkey, it’s all about the palace
Politico
Does the West even remember how many people Erdoğan arrested in the so-called Ergenekon trial, proudly announcing that he was ridding Turkey of the “deep reaction?” And how it applauded this? As of now, neither Turkey nor the U.S. seems to have …
The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has received the Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) message for a ceasefire, HDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said, citing a European-based PKK senior figure as saying the PKK were ready to sit down for negotiations if the dialogue was restarted
The end of peace process will have disastrous effects on Turkey’s political system and economy, said world renowned economist Daron Acemoğlu, in an interview with the Anadolu Agency

Strikingly, during the hastily convened NATO meeting on Tuesday, secretary general Jens Stoltenberg refrained from directly mentioning Kurdish militant groups.

Syrian Kurdish refugees protest against ISIS in Suruc, November 2014.

 

Turkish Deputy PM Bülent Arınç stirred social media and women’s organizations with his latest sexist comment against HDP’s Nursel Aydoğan, rebuking her to “be quiet as a woman.”
Turkey has ended its tentative reconciliation with the Kurds. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s political ambitions could be the key
The talks between Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) and Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s Republican People’s Party (CHP) have been going on for weeks in search of a coalition government.
One of the most famous and funniest episodes of the cult U.S. sitcom “Seinfeld” is “The Soup Nazi,” first aired in 1995 in the United States.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry has expressed its disappointment over the Iraqi prime minister’s reaction to the Turkish military’s aerial operations in northern Iraq
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has filed a criminal complaint against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu for using their influence over judicial acts against its party officials.
The co-leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) have met with foreign ambassadors in Ankara to inform them about recent tension with the government, as clashes between militants and security officials have intensified
The four prosecutors who ordered the stopping and searching of Syria-bound intelligence trucks in January 2014 and were later arrested on charges of attempting to topple the government, were transferred to Ankara late Aug. 2
The Istanbul Chief Public Prosecutor’s Office has launched a criminal investigation against former prosecutor Zekeriya Öz, who had been heading the Dec.17 corruption investigation, into his Twitter posts allegedly defaming President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
The KRG in northern Iraq has said repeated attempted thefts and sabotage attacks on the pipelines which carry crude oil from the KRG to the Turkish port of Ceyhan since July 27 have led to an almost complete stoppage in the flow of crude oil, condemning such acts in a written statement on Aug. 2.

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Sometimes good things happen: “the Turkish couple who spent their wedding day feeding 4,000 Syrian refugees…

In Uncategorized on August 5, 2015 at 09:59

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Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat

Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat Photo: @kimseyokmu

telegraph.co.uk – Raziye Akkoc – Aug 4

A Turkish bride and groom decided to share their joy on their wedding day by inviting 4,000 Syrian refugees to eat with them and celebrate in the southern Turkish city of Kilis. Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat, who got…

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A former Turkish actress, Rüzgar Erkoçlar, has completed his transformation into a handsome young man. After winning a lawsuit against his doctor who leaked the sex-change operation to the press a year and a half ago, Erkoçlar tells his story

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