Erdoğan the president

The expected happened. Yesterday, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced his candidacy for the upcoming presidential elections in August. It was a majestic event, organized in a huge hall in Ankara full of thousands of emotional supporters. First, an 18-minute video clip showing the life story Erdoğan was presented.

Gülenist generals report 'designed to influence retirement decision’

A pro-government newspaper’s report claiming that the Gülenists almost seized control of the Turkish army is aimed at influencing the upcoming decision of the Supreme Military Council (YAŞ), high-ranking military officers believe, according to daily Cumhuriyet.

Top Turkish military chief visits top court head

Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Özel visited President Haşim Kılıç of the Constitutional Court on June 24.

Sources said the meeting was scheduled before the delivery of the top Court’s ruling concerning the Balyoz coup case convicts.

Still, Özel expressed his “extreme pleasure” over the ruling during his meeting with Kılıç, the same sources said.