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Turkey to probe PM Erdogan's arch-rival over plot to overthrow govt

Jul 07, 2014

Turkey to probe PM Erdogan's arch-rival over plot to overthrow govt

The investigation marks a significant ramping up of the judicial pressure against Hizmet ahead of next month's presidential elections in which Erdogan will be contending to be head of state. #NewsTracker #Turkey #Investigation #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Fethullah Gulen #Hizmet
Iraq crisis: Emboldened Kurd secession bid faces major hurdles

Jul 07, 2014

Iraq crisis: Emboldened Kurd secession bid faces major hurdles

One of the biggest obstacles to Kurdish secession is money, with oil revenues from areas they control insufficient to pay for the region's numerous civil servants, and future revenues in doubt because of objections from Baghdad, which considers independent Kurdish energy exports to be illegal. #ConnectTheDots #Iran #Turkey #Iraq #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Kurds #islamic-state #Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant #ISIL #Kurdish autonomous region #Kurdish secession #Massud Barzani #Anathema
Turkey: PM Erdogan says he will contest presidential polls

Jul 01, 2014

Turkey: PM Erdogan says he will contest presidential polls

If he wins the elections, Erdogan, 60, would serve as president until 2019, with the possibility of a second mandate. #NewsTracker #Turkey #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Abdullah Gul #Justice and Development Party #Occupy Gezi #Anti-government protest
Turkey: Two dozen anti-government activists put on trial

Jun 12, 2014

Turkey: Two dozen anti-government activists put on trial

The group met Erdogan at the height of the unrest to discuss the protesters' demands, only to be accused by the premier of being "traitors" aiming to destabilise the government. #World #NewsTracker #Istanbul #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Ottoman Empire #Taksim Square #Gezi Park #Turkey clashes #Anti-government stir in Turkey #Occupy Gezi
Turkey mining tragedy: Surivior says company failed to ensure safety

May 17, 2014

Turkey mining tragedy: Surivior says company failed to ensure safety

Miner Erdal Bicak believes he knows why so many of his colleagues died in Turkey's worst mining disaster: company negligence. #Turkey #Istanbul #Recep Tayyip Erdogan #Taner Yildiz #soma #Erdal Bicak #Savastepe

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Turkey mining tragedy: Surivior says company failed to ensure safety

Jul 08, 2014

Turkish lawmakers debate law to boost peace talks with Kurdish rebels; Erdogan might benefit

Turkish lawmakers debated legislation Tuesday to restart a stalled peace process with the Kurdish rebels — a development that could also help Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan win Kurdish votes as he seeks election as president next month...
Turkey mining tragedy: Surivior says company failed to ensure safety

Jul 01, 2014

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan to run for president

To the surprise of almost no one, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan formalized his bid for the presidency on Tuesday, with his ruling Justice and Development Party announcing that he would be its candidate...
Turkey mining tragedy: Surivior says company failed to ensure safety

Jul 01, 2014

Turkish PM Erdogan seeks a move to the presidency

Turkey's ruling party on Tuesday nominated Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to run in Turkey's first directly elected presidential race in August, announcing his candidacy to thousands of cheering supporters...
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