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TURKEY

President Erdoğan just got wrecked in Turkey's elections

David Gilbert
4.1.19
erdogan

How Erdoğan gained near-absolute power in Turkey

A look at how leaders around the world rule and maintain power.
Milena Mikael-Debass
7.16.18
Europe

Turkey's ruling and opposition parties staged a huge post-coup rally Sunday

The rally came as rights group Amnesty International said it had received credible evidence of detainees being subjected to beatings and torture, including rape, since the coup attempt.
VICE News and Reuters
7.24.16
News

Notorious Hacker ‘Phineas Fisher’ Says He Hacked The Turkish Government

The notorious hacker known as Phineas Fisher is back with another high profile cyberattack.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
7.21.16
politics

Turkey Blocks WikiLeaks After Dump of Government Emails

WikiLeaks had published emails from President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s party AKP.
Joseph Cox
7.20.16
middle east

Turkish Police Blocked Entry to a Party Meeting That Threatened Erdogan's Presidential Plans

Erdogan is seeking a "completely new constitution" for Turkey, which would effectively give him considerably more authority by centralizing power in the office of the president rather than in parliament.
Tess Owen
5.15.16
middle east

Turkey's PM Steps Down as President Erdogan Tightens His Grip

Ahmet Davutoglu confirmed his departure on Thursday, saying that he wouldn't continue to lead the party if there was no consensus. A close Erdogan ally is likely to be elected in his place.
VICE News
5.5.16
Europe

Fist Fights and Slurs as Turkey Moves to Strip 'Terrorist' MPs of Immunity

Turkish politicians have been fist-fighting over a controversial proposal to strip members of parliaments of immunity from prosecution, which it's alleged is aimed at Kurds only.
VICE News
5.3.16
middle east

Turkey Raids Kurdish Party Offices — While Hoping It Will Contribute to a New Constitution

Turkish police detained senior local officials from the pro-Kurdish HDP in a raid on one of its Istanbul offices, days after President Tayyip Erdogan said he backed legal action against its members.
VICE News and Reuters
1.8.16
middle east

Caught Between the Islamic State and Erdogan: Turkey's Most Important Opposition Politician Talks to VICE News

VICE News sat down with Selahattin Demirtas, co-chair of HDP and figurehead of the Kurdish political movement in Turkey, as violence between security forces and PKK militants continues to escalate.
John Beck
12.18.15
Europe

Freedom of Speech Is Still Deteriorating Drastically in Turkey

A new report by PEN International documents Turkey's persecution of journalists and other writers, mass surveillance, blocking of social media, and criminalization of whistleblowing.
Miriam Wells
12.16.15
middle east

Prominent Kurdish Lawyer Tahir Elci Gunned Down in Southeast Turkey

An unidentified gunman killed Elci in what the pro-Kurdish HDP Party called a "planned assassination," urging people to take to the streets in protest.
Reuters and VICE News
11.28.15
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