» 01/07/2016, 00.00
TURKEY – UNITED STATES
Erdoğan’s great accuser, Imam Fethullah Gülen, goes on trial in Istanbul
The religious leader and founder of Hizmet is on trial for trying to "overthrow" the Turkish state. He and 68 other people are accused, including high-ranking police officials in Istanbul. Once one of Erdoğan’s main supporters, Gülen is now his main enemy after accusing his son and others of corruption. The US has refused Turkey’s request for extradition.
17/08/2016 15:33:00 GERMANY – TURKEY
Berlin against Ankara over its support for Islamic terrorist groups in the Middle East
A confidential report leaked to German broadcaster ARD indicates that the Turkish government and President Erdogan are close to Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic extremist movements in the region. The Turkish judiciary asks two life sentences and 1,900 years in prison for exiled Islamic leader Fetullah Gulen.
Rectors mobilise against headscarves in university
The presidents of Turkish universities say they might take the case to the European Court of Human Rights if the ban on headscarf inside universities is lifted as desired by the government.
06/11/2007 TURKEY – IRAQ – UNITED STATES
Erdoğan pleased with Bush’s pledges on Kurdish question
Turkey, Iraq and the United States agree to take action to defeat PKK terrorism. An armed clash might be avoided but the rights of Turkey’s Kurdish minority remain an open issue.
03/03/2008 TURKEY – IRAQ – UNITED STATES
Controversy in Ankara after Turkish troops start pulling out of Iraqi Kurdistan
Press agrees that military withdrawal is tied to US pressures for an end to the operation. Turkish president confirms it was a “national” decision.
10/10/2007 TURKEY – IRAQ
Turkey ready for cross-border raid into Kurdistan, US warns against it
Prime Minister Erdogan expressly claims his country’s right to cross the Iraqi border to attack the PKK. US State Department says it is not the right way. Iraqi governor in Arbil warns Turks that if they cross the border they would sustain heavy casualties.
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