The High Elections Board (YSK) has banned the broadcast of a television ad by presidential hopeful Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄanâs that was released on Aug. 4.
The YSK justified the ban on the grounds that âthe footage of a woman who prays on a rug and the sound of the call to prayer in the ad were abusing religious values.â
There are two tendencies.
One sees the continuation of the peace process in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip ErdoÄanâs political future.
Thatâs why it deems it important that he gets elected with a strong and definite victory in the first round.
This tendency is being represented by Ä°hsan Arslan.
Six police officers, including two police chiefs, were removed from duty on July 25 as part of the ongoing wiretapping investigation in Turkeyâs southern province of Adana.
Nine police officers, eight of whom are on active duty and one of whom is retired, were arrested as part of the investigation on April 8. All were released five days after their arrests.
Former Chief of General Staff Ä°lker BaÅbuÄ has said he warned the prime minister, while on duty, about suspected activities of certain members of the Police Department and the judiciary who had taken actions against the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) and who were apparently linked to the GÃ¼len movement.
As of yesterday, more than 100 suspects, most of whom were former police officers in key positions, were in custody, as part of an investigation into the âparallel stateâ claims.