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Turkey’s New Constitution: Forging an Absolute Presidency

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On 10 January 2017 the Turkish press reported that “Turkey’s parliament [or TBMM] will formally launch debates on a constitutional amendment package that will usher in a powerful presidential system after lawmakers from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) passed a motion through parliament. The initial vote in parliament was to decide whether to proceed with a debate on 18 articles of the constitutional amendment package, which was drafted by the AKP and MHP. After lengthy and tense arguments inside and outside parliament, 338 lawmakers voted in favor of the motion while 134 voted against. Two lawmakers abstained and five cast blank votes in a secret ballot. Some 480 lawmakers in the 550-seat parliament were present for the vote. During the vote, Health Minister Recep Akdağ voted in the open in violation of parliamentary bylaws. ‘I’m committing a crime; what’s it to you? Am I going to ask you?’ he is heard saying on a video taken by an opposition MP. During the discussions, PM Binali Yıldırım said the regulations outlined in the offer would solve the problems that Turkey will face in the future . . . Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Deniz Baykal criticized the entire bill, saying the content of the charter was not known well by the public and that the charter gave the impression that it was being prepared in a haste”.[1]

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[1] “AKP, MHP win 1st vote in debate for presidency” Hürriyet Daily News (10 Jan 2017). http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-parliament-approves-launching-of-constitution-talks-by-338-votes.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108344&NewsCatID=338. .

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Devletin Zirvesi Olağanüstü Din Şûrasında

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‘Cumhurbaşkanı Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Türkiye Büyük Millet Meclisi Başkanı İsmail Kahraman, Başbakan Yardımcısı Numan Kurtulmuş ve Diyanet İşleri Başkanı Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez, “15 Temmuz Darbe Girişimi ve Din İstismarına Karşı Birlik, Dayanışma ve Gelecek Perspektifi” başlıklı tek gündem maddesi ile toplanan Olağanüstü Din Şûrası’nın açılışına katıldı. Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı Din İşleri Yüksek Kurulu Başkanlığı tarafından düzenlenen FETÖ’nün darbe girişimi sonrası tarihinde ilk kez olağanüstü toplanan Din Şûrası’nın açılış konuşmasını yapan Cumhurbaşkanı Erdoğan, şûranın hayırlara vesile olmasını dileyerek, “Milletin emrinde ve Din-i Mübin-i İslam’ın hizmetinde bir kurum olan Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığımıza, bu önemli şûrayı düzenlediği için teşekkür ediyorum.” dedi. Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı, Fetullahçı Terör Örgütü’nün (FETÖ) darbe girişiminin ardından, Din Şûrasını olağanüstü topladı. Diyanet İşleri Başkanı Prof. Dr. Mehmet Görmez – Basın ve Halkla İlişkiler Müşavirliği. Yayın tarihi 3 Ağustos 2016.’

El-yevmin Şeyhülislamı yahut Diyanet İşleri Başkanı Mehmet Görmez dedi: “15 Temmuz gecesi ülkemizin birlik ve bütünlüğüne, milletimizin hürriyet, irade ve bekasına yönelik ihaneti püskürtmek için hiç tereddüt etmeden tankların önüne yatan, silahlara meydan okuyan, bedenlerini bu vatan için siper eden, canlarını din-ü devlet, mülk-ü millet, istiklal ve istikbalimiz için feda eden ve şehadet mertebesine ulaşan aziz şehitlerimizin her birini sonsuz rahmetine gark eyle . . . Her birine rahmet ve minnet borçlu olduğumuz mübarek şehitlerimizin anne, baba, eş, evlat ve yakınlarına sabr-ı cemil ihsan eyle ya Rabbi”.[1]

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[1] “Diyanet İşleri Başkanı Görmez şehitler için dua etti” AA (30 Temmuz 2016). http://aa.com.tr/tr/15-temmuz-darbe-girisimi/diyanet-isleri-baskani-gormez-sehitler-icin-dua-etti/618361ç

Eren Erdemin Meclis Konuşması: AKP-IŞİD İlişkisi

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‘CHP İstanbul Milletvekili Eren Erdem, İstanbul Atatürk Havalimanı dış hatlar terminalinde gerçekleşen saldırının ardından IŞİD’in Türkiye yapılanması hakkında konuşması, TBMM Genel Kurulu’nu karıştırdı (30 Haziran 2016)’.

 

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1453 İstanbul Fethi 563. Yıl Kutlamaları

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‘1453 İstanbul’ un Fetih Töreni Kutlamalar, Cumhurbaşkanımız Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’ ın Konuşması 29 Mayıs 2016: Fetih kutlamaları Kur’an-ı Kerim Tilavetiyle başladı, Meclis başkanı ve Başbakan Binali Yıldırım’ ın tarihi konuşmasıyla devam etti ve beklenen an geldi, Cumhurbaşkanımız Recep Tayyip Erdoğan kütsüye çıktı ve tarihi bir konuşmaya daha imzasını attı, Peygamber Efendimiz Hazreti Muhammet Mustafa Sallallahu Aleyhi Veselllem’ in “istambul’ u (kostantiniye) fetheden asker ne güzel asker, İstanbulu Fetheden Kumandan ne Güzel Kumandan” şeklinde söylediği o mübarek cümleyi hatırlatırcasına bu mübarek zaferin öneminden bahseden Cumhurbaşkanımız Erdoğan, Türk Milletinin tüylerini diken diken yapan o güzel ifadeleri kullandı, (29 Mayıs 2016)’.

“İstanbul’u anmadan tarih yazmaya kalkarsanız mürekkebiniz kurur, kaleminiz körelir. İstanbul’u görmeden, İstanbul’u yaşamadan geçen ömür eksiktir. Onun için bu şehrin kıymetini çok iyi bilmeliyiz. İstanbul, bizim için sevgili Peygamberimizin övgüsüne, müjdesine mazhar olmasıyla ayrıca önemlidir. Çağ kapatıp çağ açan, tarihin gördüğü en muhteşem zaferlerden biri olan İstanbul’un fethinin 563. yıl dönümü mübarek olsun, kutlu olsun . . . “BU MEMLEKETİ BİZDEN KOPARMAYA KİMSENİN GÜCÜ YETMEYECEKTİR . . . Fetihten sonra bize artık ne İstanbul’dan ne Trakya’dan ne Anadolu’dan hicret yoktur . . . Sadece Akdeniz’e değil Avrupa’ya da bir kısrak başı gibi uzanan bu memleketi bizden koparmaya kimsenin gücü yetmeyecektir. Bölücü terör örgütünü koçbaşı gibi kullanıp ülkemize saldıranların derdi ne Kürt kardeşlerimizdir ne de o bölgedir. Onların derdi fethin intikamını almaktır. İşte gördünüz, kullandıkları kuklalar açtıkları çukurlara gömüldüler”.[1]

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[1] “Büyük “Fetih” kutlaması bugün” HaberTürk (30 Mayıs 2016). http://www.haberturk.com/gundem/haber/1246243-buyuk-fetih-kutlamasi-bugun.

TRT World: News from Turkey, 10 April-1 May 2016

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The Week in Turkey (April 24 – May 1)

Military units deployed in Kilis: The Turkish military has increased its presence in the country’s southeastern border province of Kilis. DAESH has recently been targeting the province by firing rockets from the territory it controls in northern Syria. At least 17 people have died and scores of others have been wounded in 46 rocket attacks in Kilis since the beginning of this year. According to the Turkish Foreign Ministry, the United States will also deploy a missile system in Turkey along its border with Syria. The US aims to seal off a region around the DAESH-held Syrian town of Manbij while Turkey continues its anti-terror operations. The Turkish Armed Forces have killed almost 900 DAESH terrorists since January 9. Suicide bombing injures 13 in Bursa: A suicide bomb attack injured 13 people near a mosque in Turkey’s northwestern Bursa Province on Wednesday. The female suicide bomber is the only casualty. No group has claimed responsibility, and officials have yet to confirm who was behind the attack. A day after the attack, police detained 17 suspects they linked to the attack in operations in six Turkish provinces. Two police officer die in bomb attack in Gaziantep: Two police officers have died in a car bomb attack that hit Turkey’s southeastern Gaziantep Province. The attack took place in front of the police headquarters. It injured 22 people including four civilians. The governorate has announced that an investigation is underway. Gaziantep is close to Turkey’s border with Syria. It has been hit by artillery fire launched from DAESH-held areas in Syria several times in the past. Gaziantep police department has launched an extensive operation against DAESH network in the province. On Monday, Turkish police arrested eight foreign nationals in Gaziantep while they were trying to cross into Syria to join the terror group. Turkey to fulfill EU visa criteria by deadline: Turkey’s Ministry of European Union Affairs has announced that Turkey will fulfill all EU criteria for visa liberalisation for Turkish citizens by the deadline. So far around 60 of 72 expectations have been completed. If Turkey completes all of them, Turkish citizens will be able to travel freely throughout Europe’s 26 nation Schengen Zone. Turkey expects the EU commission to propose lifting visas for Turkish citizens on May the fourth. Turkey and the EU signed a deal that aims to stem the flow of refugees into Europe. Under the deal Turkey has promised to take back refugees who cross into Europe illegally from Turkish soil. In exchange, the EU has pledged to enable visa-free travel for Turkish citizens, give more financial aid, and restart negotiations on Turkey’s EU membership. Published on May 3, 2016.

The Week in Turkey (April 18 – 24)

Kilis comes under rocket fire: The week began with rocket attacks by Daesh. They were fired at Turkey from across the border, in Syria, and hit in the southeastern province of Kilis. Four civilians, including three children, died in the latest attack. The town often comes under rocket fire from the Syrian side that’s controlled by Daesh. At least 19 people have been killed in the town by shelling by Daesh since mid-January. There are more than one hundred thousand Syrian refugees in the area. Court of Appeals drops ‘Ergenekon Case’: Turkey’s Court of Appeals has rejected the so-called Ergenekon Case, which involved a suspected military coup. It dates back to August 2013 when an Istanbul criminal court ruled to convict more than 200 defendants. The appeal court says the case has several contradictions in areas that include the investigation, trial, and evidence collection. The case had been filed against 274 defendants. 64 have been sentenced to life imprisonment. The former chief of the army, Ilker Basbug and nine other generals were among them. Many of the defendants have argued the case was manufactured by courts linked to the Gulenist Movement, which the Turkish state says has infiltrated state institutions. Turkey’s National Security Council considers the movement a major threat to the state. Merkel & Tusk visit Turkey: German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the president of the EU Commission Donald Tusk paid a visit to Turkey. Their arrival coincided with the recent implementation of the refugee deal between Turkey and EU, The head of the bloc and Merkel both praised the deal and Turkey, despite it coming under fire by some EU leaders. Tusk says . “No one has a right to lecture Turkey on what it should be doing.” “This is not only a political and formal assessment..this is also my very private and personal feeling.” Before the conference, Merkel visited a refugee camp in border town of Nizip in Gaziantep accompanied by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Turkey marks Children’s Day: Turkey celebrated the 96th anniversary of the first season of its Grand National Assembly. The day was dedicated to children in 1927 and since then it has been celebrated as National Sovereignty and Children’s Day. Every year, heads of the state hand over their chairs to children. This year the president’s chair went to an eleven-year-old primary school girl named Basak, and the prime minister’s chair went to another. Published on Apr 25, 2016.

The week in Turkey (April 10 – 17)

13th OIC summit held in Istanbul: The thirteenth Organization of Islamic Cooperation summit was held in Istanbul under the leadership of Turkey. Delegates from 57 OIC member states attended the summit, whose theme was “Unity and Solidarity for Justice and Peace.” It ended with the adoption of a joint resolution on Palestine, and a statement criticising Iran’s interference in Yemen and Syria. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani did not attend the closing session of the summit in protest against the statement. But he accepted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s invitation to a bilateral meeting. After the closed-door talks, Erdogan and Rouhani announced that they have agreed to strengthen ties between the two countries, co-operate against terrorism in the Middle East and improve trade relations. Germany to prosecute Boehmermann: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has confirmed Turkey’s request to prosecute German satirist Jan Boehmermann – for reciting a defamatory poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on television. Merkel had previously described the poem as deliberately offensive during a phone call she had with Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Germany’s State broadcaster ZDF has already removed the video of the poem from its website, saying it did not meet the standards expected of its satire shows. Bill to lift lawmakers’ immunity sent to parliament: Turkey’s governing AK Party submitted a bill to remove immunity from 129 deputies on Tuesday. The bill concerns all the four parties currently in parliament. The deputies are facing a total of 562 criminal proceedings. The leaders of the Nationalist Movement Party and the main opposition Republican People’s Party have announced they would support the bill. The debate on immunities began when members of the HDP were accused of making statements in support of the PKK terror group. New Besiktas stadium opened: After a three-year wait, Besiktas fans have returned home – to the club’s new stadium, Vodafone Arena. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and several state officials attended the opening ceremony. The stadium has 42-thousand seats and is in the same historic location as the old Inonu stadium. It’s on the shores of the Bosphorus and overlooks the Ottoman-era Dolmabahce Palace. Published on Apr 18, 2016.

 

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Tayyip Erdoğan Animasyonu

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‘Erdoğan Gönüllüleri tarafından 7 Ağustos 2014 tarihinde YouTube web sitesine yüklenmiştir’.

 

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Statement from Today’s Zaman

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“We are going through the darkest and gloomiest days in terms of freedom of the press, which is a major benchmark for democracy and the rule of law. Intellectuals, businesspeople, celebrities, civil society organizations (CSOs), media organizations and journalists are being silenced via threats and blackmail.

We have entered the last phase in terms of pressure on those who persistently remain independent in their publications. Journalists are now frequenting courts, not their newsrooms. A significant proportion of the journalists who have been detained and faced lawsuits again and again are still in prison.

Cumhuriyet newspaper Editor-in-Chief Can Dündar and its Ankara representative Erdem Gül are the latest victims of this campaign. They were released following a ruling by the Constitutional Court after remaining in custody for three months. Yet, there are premonitions that could take the wind out of the sails of those who support democracy. Indeed, the courts came under heavy fire soon after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan declared that he did not respect the decision and would not obey it. “They will be arrested again,” pro-government lobbies are parroting.

Two TV channels from the opposite ends of the political spectrum, Bengütürk TV and İMC TV, have recently been dropped from the state-run communications satellite Türksat. The same practice has previously been used to target TV channels from the Samanyolu Broadcasting Group and the İpek Media Group. Dozens of TV channels have thereby been effectively silenced.

Another method for silencing the media is to appoint trustees to run media organizations. In the run-up to the parliamentary election of June 7, 2015, government caretakers were appointed to Bugün TV and Kanaltürk, which constituted two of the few independent media outlets in Turkey. The trustees made two newspapers and two TV channels go bankrupt a few days ago.

However, all national laws including the Constitution of the Turkish Republic and the international agreements that are binding upon us provide comprehensive guarantees for freedom of the press and with it, the right access to information. Article 26 of the Constitution safeguards freedom of expression and thought and Articles 28 and 30 advocate freedom of the press; both are very clear. “A printing house and its annexes, duly established as a press enterprise under law, and press equipment shall not be seized, confiscated or barred from operation on the grounds of having been used in a crime,” reads Article 30, which also guarantees freedom of enterprise and investment. Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is binding on Turkish courts.

Turkey’s highest circulating newspaper, Zaman, and its sister publication Today’s Zaman have come under serious pressure for more than two years, which has taken the form of accreditation bans, tax inspections, meddling with its advertisers and threats to its readers. We have now been threatened with confiscation through the appointment of trustees. We are deeply concerned about all these developments that undermine Turkey’s democratic performance. We believe the only way out of this nightmarish atmosphere is to return to democracy and the rule of law. We are publishing our concerns to inform the Turkish nation, intellectuals who believe in democracy and the wider world”.[1]

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[1] “Statement from Today’s Zaman: We are seriously concerned” Today’s Zaman (04 March 2016). http://mobile.todayszaman.com/op-ed_statement-from-todays-zaman-we-are-seriously-concerned_413991.html.