The governor of Hatay threatens to punish police forces who followed the truck….
Newly appointed Minister of Internal Affairs, Efkan Ala claimed that the truck contained charity for Turcomans in Syria… If you believe so…
1) After a female pensioner protested Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan by swinging a shoe box, the symbol of AKPgate, on her balcony; police stormed the house, detained the woman and interrogated her for two hours.
Turkey’s government said on 31 December it was fending off a “mini coup attempt” by elements in the police and judiciary who served the interests of foreign and domestic forces bent on humbling the country.
Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said the ruling AK Party had in the past survived military coup plots and attempts in the courts to outlaw it. It would not now yield to a corruption investigation that he said targeted the government but was already damaging the national economy.
AKP Deputy Burhan Kuzu claimed that a list of 2,000 names allegedly involved in an organization within the state was submitted to Erdoğan via Twitter
The Turkish General Staff has filed a criminal complaint to the Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office on coup cases, including the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) and Ergenekon trials
Turkey has hiked consumption taxes on a number of products including cigarettes, alcohol, cars and mobile phones as its economy struggles with inflation and currency depreciation. The news was announced in the Official Gazette, the country’s state publication but it said nothing about how much money the tax hikes would generate or why they were introduced now. The consumption tax on passenger