Yesterday, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, announced a three-month long state of emergency as a response to the failed coup attempt of July 15. Today, the President’s decision was published in the Official Gazette and went into force.
Early this morning, while speaking to the crowd in front of his Presidential Residence in Istanbul, President of Tukey Recep Tayyip Erdogan noted that he is ready to reinstate the death penalty if the Turkish people demand it, and if the Parliament of Turkey passes the necessary laws.
Fetullah Gullen, a man often accused of wrongdoing by the AKP-led government was recently named as the top culprit for orchestrating the military coup, by the Turkish President Erdogan.
Today, the President of Turkey, Recep Tayip Erdogan, urged the US to extradite Fetullah Gullen during the speech following the funeral ceremony of his chief advisor’s brother, Ilhan Varank, who killed in the coup attempt.
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.
A vote on Kosovo’s visa free access to the EU, originally planned for June 12, has been delayed to September; Tanja Fajon, the EU reporter on visa liberalization for Kosovo, and the Vice President of S&D parliamentary group, said on Tuesday.
Last night, after the Iftar dinner in the Turkish province of Kilis, which borders Syria, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that millions of Syrian refugees will be granted a chance to become Turkish citizens.
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 Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) group, an alliance of Kurdish, Arabic and Syriac Christian militias, continues to make strategic gains against ISIS. The SDF appears poised to capture Manbij, which is to the west of the Euphrates, further diminishing ISIS’ reach. Moreover, these continued advances have led to increased speculation that the SDF will indeed …