Tag archive for ‘Ankara’
By nsnbc On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Turkey Detains 600 Over Alleged PKK Links – HDP Targeted Before Referendum

nsnbc : Police in Turkey detained more than an additional 600 persons for alleged links to the PKK and other Kurdish militants. Among the 600 plus detained are numerous members of the leftist HDP which claims the More...

5 years for "insulting President Erdogan"?
By nsnbc On Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Turkey’s HDP Co-Leader Yükesdag Faces 5-Year Prison Sentence for Insulting The President

nsnbc : Member of Parliament and co-leader of Turkey’s leftist People’s Democratic Party, Figen Yükesdag is facing up to five years in prison on charges of “insulting President R. Tayyip Erdogan”. A More...

By nsnbc On Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Erdogan Ratified Turkey’s “Enabling Act” of 2017

nsnbc : Turkey’s President R. Tayyip Erdogan, on Friday, ratifies the package of constitutional amendments aimed to introduce am administrative presidential system in Turkey. The legislation was paced through More...

Istanbul's Atatürk International Airport.
By nsnbc On Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Turkey’s Tourism Revenue Dropped 29.9 Percent in 2016

nsnbc : Turkey’s Statistics Institute (TÜIK) reports that the country’s tourism revenue has dropped to $22.1 billion in 2016; a 29.7 percent decrease compared to 2015. Foreign arrivals have seen a More...

Idris Baluken. Photo courtesy HDP
By nsnbc On Monday, January 30th, 2017

Turkish Court Frees HDP Lawmaker Idris Baluken

 nsnbc : A Turkish court in Diyarbakir, on Jan. 30 ordered the release of Idris Baluken, the deputy group chairman and lawmaker of the Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). Baluken was one of several HDP More...

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By nsnbc On Sunday, January 29th, 2017

Turkey & UK Sign Defense Deal and Boost Trade Ties

nsnbc : Turkey and the UK signed a defense equipment agreement and agreed to boost bilateral trade ties between the two countries. The agreements were signed during UK Prime Minister Theresa may’s visit to More...

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By nsnbc On Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Turkish AKP MP Samil Tayyar Compares NATO with ISIL, the PKK and FETÖ

nsnbc : Samil Tayyar, an MP of Turkey’s ruling AKP  for Gaziantep blasted NATO during an interview with the daily Milat, comparing NATO with ISIL, the PKK and the Gülenist FETÖ. A little fact check? Tayyar More...

Earlier this month Nauma Kurtelmus declared that the state of emergency has been extended.
By nsnbc On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

Parliament Approved Constitutional “Reform” Package – Turkey Headed for Referendum

nsnbc : Turkey’s parliament, on January 21, adopted the controversial constitutional reform package that will introduce radical changes to the country’s political system with 339 votes, thus exceeding More...

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By nsnbc On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

Turkish Authorities Arrest and Interrogate Nightclub Shooting Suspect

nsnbc : Turkish authorities report they captured Abdulkadir Masharipov who is under suspicion of being the shooter who killed 39 at an Istanbul night club New Year’s night. Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali More...

Earlier this month Nauma Kurtelmus declared that the state of emergency has been extended.
By nsnbc On Sunday, January 15th, 2017

Turkey’s Parliament Adopts Three Additional Constitutional “Reform” Articles

nsnbc : Lawmakers in Turkey’s Parliament, on January 15, adopted three additional articles from the heavily disputed constitutional reform package that aims at introducing an executive presidential system. Earlier More...