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Erdoğan’s victory over the military
After years of plots, coups and attacks, new military leaders are appointed. Kemalism’s first pillar, the military, is weakened. Soon, Erdoğan will go after the second, the courts. Turkey is changing.
Erdoğan and Kemalist establishment trade blows at each other
On the one hand, there is a demand before the Constitutional Court to disband the AKP; on the other, former generals have been arrested in the Ergenekon Network affair. Should the Court dissolve the AKP, current prime minister has a new party waiting in the wings, but he could no longer officially take part in politics.
In the wake of deadly attacks Turkey waits anxiously for Court’s decision on the AKP
The Constitutional Court begins today to examine request to dissolve ruling party, accused of planning to introduce Sharia. There is concern for the fact that the deliberations are taking place at the same time as top spots in armed forces must be replaced.
Erdoğan’s tightrope between Europe and Turkey’s bureaucratic elite
The decision by Turkey’s Constitutional Court to hear a legal petition to disband the governing party of Prime Minister Erdoğan and President Gül is causing waves across the country. Today Europe’s last wall has fallen.
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New pro-Erdogan demonstrations in Istanbul and Ankara. The weak attempt to overthrow the regime was not supported by Army Chiefs. Increased arrests and the possibility of introduction of the death penalty. Turkish democracy threatened by Kemalist secularism and Islamic fundamentalism.
Erdogan and the Turkish military: the challenge continues
The Turkish premier responds to the protest resignation of military leaders with new appointments, supported by the head of state Gul, emboldened by election victory two months ago. But the choices reveal a compromise. The new chief of staff accused of war crimes in the Kurdish provinces.
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