WikiLeaks has released the first portion of the emails by Turkey’s ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party): 294,548 emails, including thousands of attached files spanning an interval from 2010 to the most recent, dated July 6, 2016.
I Today, during the emergency session of the Grand National Assembly (Turkish parliament), the leaders of all four parliamentary parties showed up to issue a joint statement against the military coup that was attempted last night.
Between the 15th and 16th of July, a small group of Turkish military personnel attempted a military coup, blocking airports, roads, shutting down media and attacking important government buildings.
This week, the Turkish parliament approved a law that radically reforms the two highest judicial institutions in the country – the Supreme Court of Appeals and the Council of State.
The pro-Kurdish HDP party called today for international solidarity for the three journalists arrested on June 20, on “terror propaganda” charges. HDP claims that arrests are a severe violation of freedom of press.
After the German parliament (Bundestag) approved a resolution which recognizes events that happened in 1915 in then Ottoman Empire as the Armenian genocide, Turkey responded with anger and accusations.
“The Justice and Development Party is the only political party that can bring back PKK to the negotiating table“, said first directly elected president of Turkey and the leader of Turkeys’ largest political party, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the midst of the November 2015 general election campaign.