Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
Beaten, burned and threatened by her husband, Hayat has repeatedly turned to the Turkish authorities for help. But she still lives with the man who tells her she belongs either to him, or in her grave.
She says she has reason to be afraid. Last year, 13 women in Turkey were murdered by their partners whilst nominally under state protection, according to official figures.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan bid farewell to his parliamentary group during his address on July 22, saying it would be his last group meeting if he is elected president next month.
âI have addressed you from this desk for 13 years,â ErdoÄan said in an emotional speech, adding that his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) was âwitness to a historic struggle.â
The continuation of Turkeyâs current foreign policy under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄan will cause sectarian terrorism to spill across the country, Kemal KÄ±lÄ±Ã§daroÄlu, the leader of the main opposition Republican Peopleâs Party (CHP), has claimed.
Two pieces of news from Ankara over the past month carry hints about the future of economic governance in Turkey. The first is the hushed appointment of Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacanâs media consultant Halit ErtuÄrul to the Central Bank as a consultant. The second is Treasury advisor Ä°brahim ÃanakÃ§Ä±âs appointment to the IMF as a director.
Turkey has declared three days of national mourning over Israel's Gaza operations, which have claimed the lives of over 500 Palestinians so far, Deputy Prime Minister BÃ¼lent ArÄ±nÃ§ has announce.
It is a rare move, as Turkey does not usually declare mourning over disasters or incidents in foreign countries.