Politics of Turkey http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28563/all en REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/reuters-world-news-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p>FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 1</p> <p>BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets U.S. Vice President Joe Biden (1400).</p> <p>MUNICH, Germany - Munich Security Conference (to Feb. 3).</p> <p>NEW DELHI - Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013 (to Feb. 2). ** BERLIN - German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle meets EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (1015).</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130201/reuters-world-news-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Politics of Turkey Presidents of the United Nations Security Council Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:46:38 +0000 5742721 at http://www.globalpost.com Main attacks in Turkey since 2003 http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/main-attacks-turkey-2003 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Turkish security guard was killed and several other people wounded in a suicide bombing outside the highly-fortified US embassy in Ankara on Friday.</p> <p>Here is a list of the main attacks in Turkey in the last decade:</p> <p>-- 2003 --</p> <p>- November 15 and 20: Over five days, four suicide car bomb attacks are launched in Istanbul against two synagogues, the British consulate and a branch of the British bank HSBC, leaving 63 dead, including Britain's consul general Roger Short, and hundreds of wounded.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/main-attacks-turkey-2003" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Kurdistan independence movement Politics of Turkey Terrorism War AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:45:29 +0000 5743245 at http://www.globalpost.com REUTERS WORLD NEWS OUTLOOK http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/reuters-world-news-outlook <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Following are some of the main world news events expected in the next week (all times GMT). Asterisks denote new listings.</p> <p>- - - -</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130204/reuters-world-news-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Politics of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Social Issues Thomson Reuters Mon, 04 Feb 2013 09:30:18 +0000 5745123 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkey detains four ex-generals over 1997 "post-modern coup" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/turkey-detains-four-ex-generals-over-1997-post-modern-coup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Six more officers called in for questioning on Thursday</p> <p>* Judicial onslaught against military continues</p> <p>* Erdogan seen seeking to build bridges with military</p> <p>By Daren Butler</p> <p>ISTANBUL, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Four retired Turkish generals have been jailed pending trial in an inquiry into the removal of an Islamist-led government in 1997, days after the prime minister met a convicted general in an apparent step to mend relations with the army.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/turkey-detains-four-ex-generals-over-1997-post-modern-coup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Politics of Turkey Turkey Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:31:19 +0000 5755386 at http://www.globalpost.com Ex-generals testify in Turkey coup trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/ex-generals-testify-turkey-coup-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Six retired generals testified on Thursday in an Ankara court as part of an ongoing probe into the 1997 coup that ousted an Islamic-leaning government, local television reported.</p> <p>They were summoned to testify a day after four ex-generals including a navy chief were detained pending trial for their alleged role in the coup, the latest development in a standoff between the military and Turkey's current Islamist-rooted government.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/ex-generals-testify-turkey-coup-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Politics Politics of Turkey Technology Turkish people AFP Thu, 14 Feb 2013 20:02:39 +0000 5756033 at http://www.globalpost.com Erdogan's ambition weighs on hopes for new Turkish constitution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/erdogans-ambition-weighs-hopes-new-turkish-constitution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Current constitution born out of military coup</p> <p>* Referendum seen on changes including executive presidency</p> <p>* Kurdish support could be vital</p> <p>* Risk of division in ruling party</p> <p>By Nick Tattersall and Orhan Coskun</p> <p>ANKARA, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Burhan Kuzu has a weighty responsibility: drafting a new constitution that could set Turkey on the path to democratic maturity or send it lurching towards greater authoritarianism.</p> <p>Time is not on his side.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/erdogans-ambition-weighs-hopes-new-turkish-constitution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Politics Politics of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 13:31:01 +0000 5758965 at http://www.globalpost.com Four ex-generals testify in Turkey coup trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/four-ex-generals-testify-turkey-coup-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Four retired generals and a serving military officer testified in an Ankara court on Wednesday as part of an ongoing probe into the forced resignation of an Islamic-leaning government in 1997.</p> <p>Aslan Guner, former war academies commander, and Erdal Ceylanoglu, former land forces commander, were among the four generals giving evidence to prosecutors on the eve of the coup's 16-year anniversary, state-run Anatolia news agency reported.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130227/four-ex-generals-testify-turkey-coup-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Politics Politics of Turkey Technology Turkish people AFP Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:16:31 +0000 5768371 at http://www.globalpost.com More Turkish generals detained over 1997 coup http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/more-turkish-generals-detained-over-1997-coup <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Former land force commander, retired major general held</p> <p>* So-called "post modern coup" toppled Islamist government</p> <p>* Power of military curbed over past decade</p> <p>ANKARA, Feb 28 (Reuters) - The former commander of Turkey's land forces has been jailed pending trial in a widening investigation of the toppling of Turkey's first Islamist-led government in 1997, state media said on Thursday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130228/more-turkish-generals-detained-over-1997-coup" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Government Politics Politics of Turkey Technology Turkish people Thomson Reuters Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:15:57 +0000 5769567 at http://www.globalpost.com Two generals arrested in Turkey's 1997 coup case http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/two-generals-arrested-turkeys-1997-coup-case <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two more retired Turkish generals were jailed overnight in connection with a probe into a bloodless coup in 1997 that led to the removal of an Islamist-led government, the Anatolia news agency reported Thursday.</p> <p>General Yucel Ozsir and former land forces commander General Erdal Ceylanoglu were among four ex-generals summoned to testify before prosecutors at an Ankara court on Wednesday, on the eve of the coup's 16-year anniversary.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130228/two-generals-arrested-turkeys-1997-coup-case" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Necmettin Erbakan Politics Politics of Turkey Turkish people AFP Thu, 28 Feb 2013 12:00:40 +0000 5769605 at http://www.globalpost.com Turkish Ergenekon conspiracy trial approaches verdict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/turkish-ergenekon-conspiracy-trial-approaches-verdict <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Ece Toksabay</p> <p>SILIVRI, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish prosecutors summed up their case on Monday against those accused of plotting to overthrow Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's government, seeking life terms for an ex-military chief and other retired generals.</p> <p>Retired armed forces commander Ilker Basbug was among 275 defendants whom prosecutors accused of attempting to stage a coup as part of the "Ergenekon terrorist group", an alleged underground network of secular arch-nationalists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130318/turkish-ergenekon-conspiracy-trial-approaches-verdict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ergenekon Politics of Turkey Turkey Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Mar 2013 16:00:44 +0000 5786912 at http://www.globalpost.com Life sentences sought for key suspects in Turkey coup trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/life-sentences-sought-key-suspects-turkey-coup-trial <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Istanbul prosecutor requested on Monday life sentences for 24 suspects, including former army chief Ilker Basbug, journalists and other retired generals, accused of attempting to overthrow an elected Turkish government.</p> <p>The prosecutor submitted his 2,271-page final opinion on 275 suspects involved in the four-year long probe dubbed the Ergenekon case, named after the shadowy criminal gang which he argued was a "terrorist organisation."</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/life-sentences-sought-key-suspects-turkey-coup-trial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ergenekon Politics Politics of Turkey Turkey AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 20:31:12 +0000 5787102 at http://www.globalpost.com Life sentences sought for key suspects in Turkey coup trial http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/life-sentences-sought-key-suspects-turkey-coup-trial-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Istanbul prosecutor on Monday requested life sentences for dozens of suspects, including retired and active generals, journalists and other military officers, accused of attempting to overthrow an elected Turkish government.</p> <p>The prosecutor submitted his 2,271-page final opinion on 275 suspects involved in the four-year long probe dubbed the Ergenekon case, named after the shadowy criminal gang which he argued was a "terrorist organisation".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130318/life-sentences-sought-key-suspects-turkey-coup-trial-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ergenekon trials Politics Politics of Turkey Turkey AFP Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:32:05 +0000 5787213 at http://www.globalpost.com Lawyer demands former CHP leader, prosecutor testify in OdaTV probe http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/lawyer-demands-former-chp-leader-prosecutor-testify-odatv-probe <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> A lawyer for the defendants in the trial of reporters for OdaTV, an online news portal accused of being the media arm of the Ergenekon organization which prosecutors say attempted to overthrow the government, has requested that the court summon former Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Deniz Baykal and former Supreme Court of Appeals Chief Prosecutor Sabih Kanadoglu to testify in the trial.</p><P>Lawyer Huseyin Ersoz also demanded that the court hear testimony from 14 others, including Ergenekon trial suspects Mehmet Haberal, Dogu Perincek and Dursun Cicek.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130403/lawyer-demands-former-chp-leader-prosecutor-testify-odatv-probe" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ergenekon Hospitality Labor Law Politics Politics of Turkey Asianet Wed, 03 Apr 2013 15:46:05 +0000 Asianet 5800444 at http://www.globalpost.com Significance of new constitution for Turkey http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/significance-new-constitution-turkey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Although the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) came to power in 2002 through democratic elections and it is a party that primarily represents religious groups, it can be seen as a founding party like the Republican People's Party (CHP) of the 1920s. History has given the AK Party the opportunity to represent change and rectify ideological faults in this country. And overall, it has performed well in fulfilling this duty.</p><P>During the last 10 years, Turkey's appearance has changed considerably.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/significance-new-constitution-turkey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of Thailand Ergenekon Politics of Turkey Technology Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:16:58 +0000 Asianet 5801797 at http://www.globalpost.com ‘General Will,' Kemalists and neo-Kemalists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/general-will-kemalists-and-neo-kemalists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Asianet </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p></p><P> Taha Akyol's book, titled “Ataturk'un Ihtilal Hukuku” (Ataturk's Legal System of Revolution), shows how Mustafa Kemal increasingly become Ataturk, the father of Turks, and eventually started seeing himself as above the law. This is unfortunately human nature and is of course not specific only to Ataturk.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/asianet/130404/general-will-kemalists-and-neo-kemalists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> General Human Interest Politics of Turkey Republicanism in Turkey Secularism in Turkey Asianet Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:17:01 +0000 Asianet 5801798 at http://www.globalpost.com