An alleged fraudster with familial links to the former science minister, who was arrested as part of a spying case involving the wiretapping of then-Prime Minister President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an and other top state officials, received 423,000 Turkish Liras over two years during his employment at Turkey?s top science body.
After 2003, while the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) won successive elections, raising its voter share from 30 percent to the brink of 50 percent, it was considered by many that the number of voters lining-up behind the AKP was associated with various support programs and the coal and food aid it was distributing to the poor.
Could it be said milder by anyone? Skillfully, Hürriyet Daily News Editor-in-Chief Murat Yetkin put it in his weekend editorial: Ahmet Davuto?lu, the last prime minister of the first Turkish Republic?
From 2010 to July 2014, there were 149 publication and broadcast bans in Turkey. As of January 2015, this number exceeded 155. In four years, there have been 155 bans.
Turkey is now the hell of media bans.
Not the full 155, but several selected examples will come to mind.
It has been a week since last Sunday's electoral victory of the leftist Syriza in Greece. Yet the international media, including Turkey, are still trying to assess and analyze the policies and strategies of the new government. Greece's economic problems are naturally at the center of everybody's concern.
Please accept my apologies because of the over-simplification in the title; I should have written the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples? Democratic Party (HDP) instead of ?Kurds,? but it would be too long.
Because not all Kurds in Turkey are voting for the HDP and not only Kurds are voting for it either.