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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.
21/03/2017 19:06:00 TURKEY – EUROPEAN UNION
Europe and Turkish opposition worried by Erdogan's constitution and totalitarian threat
The row between Berlin and Ankara gets worse after Erdogan’s Nazi comparison. The pro-government newspaper Güneş published a photo of a Hitler-like Merkel. Turkish authorities arrest a thousand Kurdish activists on the eve of Nowruz ahead of the 16 April poll. A scholar and academic offers his thoughts about the reform and its consequences.
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.
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