Ergenekon

Type: Organization
Name: Ergenekon
Nationality: Turkey
Fact Sheet: Fact Sheet for Ergenekon
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Time to heal the Turkish Armed Forces

After months of silence, Turkey’s silent powerhouse has gradually shown signs of opening itself up to the public again. Last week, the Turkish Air Force War College in Istanbul hosted academics and Air Force commanders from more than 30 countries in the ... [Published Turkish Daily - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Three years before and after

Thursday /ALTAN ÖYMEN, RADİKALThe prime minister says some members of the police force and the judiciary are part of an entity he calls the “parallel structure.”He accuses them of treason and belonging to gangs. He says that they have their partners. ... [Published Zaman - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Eminent institution of Turkey decided: Mehmet Perinçek is not enough competent in Armenian case

The leadership of one of the most famous universities in Turkey,"Kayseri-Erciyes", believes that Mehmet Perinçek, the Turkish historian, author of the book "The Armenian Case in 120 documents of Russian State Archives," is not competent enough in the ... [Published PANORAMA.am - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

Pro-Gov't Columnist Resigns in Protest of Newspaper's Deceit

ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- A prominent columnist and supporter of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoy-an's government resigned from the AkE-am daily after the newspaper ran an interview with a retired colonel who was tried as part of the historic Ergenekon trial ... [Published HighBeam Research - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 1 reports

HDP co-chair says MİT law only protects intelligence agency

The government's recent proposed changes to the National Intelligence Organization (MİT) law are in violation of the EU's Copenhagen criteria, and it is only designed to protect MİT,” the People's Democracy Party (HDP) Co-chairman Ertuğrul Kürkçü has ... [Published Zaman - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Trudy Rubin: Turkish fight has U.S. angle

Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has declared war on “the man in Pennsylvania.”This bizarre battle pits Erdogan against an elderly Turkish scholar of Islam named Fethullah Gulen, who lives in self-imposed exile in Saylorsburg, Pa., on a ... [Published Denton Record-Chronicle - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Daily Sabah rehashes decades-old, refuted claims against Gülen

According to the daily, Arslan, who was convicted of killing senior judge Mustafa Yücel Özbilgin, a member of the 2nd Chamber of the high court, and wounding four others in a shooting on May 17, 2006, had claimed back then that he had obtained Özbilgin's ... [Published Zaman - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 03 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 3 reports

Başbuğ visits jailed colleagues after declaring indifference to Ergenekon ruling

ANKARAThe April 3 ruling came eight months after the verdict by the Istanbul 13th Court of Serious Crimes, announcing the finding that the organization has targeted a long series of governments. DHA PhotoFormer Chief of General Staff Gen. İlker Başbuğ, ... [Published Turkish Daily - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

What will the AK Party do now?

The İstanbul 13th High Criminal Court has finished writing its reasoned opinion on the Ergenekon case, on which it has been working for eight months.The decision, which is composed of 16,600 pages, is of vital importance for many reasons. The judiciary ... [Published Zaman - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on APR. 04

Turkish dailies covered Friday details of a court ruling on the coup plot case 'Ergenekon,' the lifting of Twitter ban and President Abdullah Gul's comments on the micro-blogging site. The Anadolu Agency does not verify these stories and does not vouch ... [Published World Bulletin - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Mar 27 2014 - Updated Mar 27 2014 - 2 reports

Court rules for release of 45 suspects in terrorist KCK trials

A court has ruled for the release of 45 suspects in two separate trials into the Kurdish Communities Union (KCK), a political umbrella organization that includes the terrorist Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a decision that comes roughly three weeks after ... [Published Zaman - Mar 27 2014]
First reported Mar 23 2014 - Updated Mar 23 2014 - 1 reports

Former police intelligence chief says PM was informed of Ergenekon arrests

“It cannot have been less than 30-40 times [that I met with the prime minister],” Yılmazer said on Bugün TV on Saturday, dismissing Erdoğan's claim that they had only met two or three times.“This is a prime minister who wants to cover up the truth. I ... [Published Zaman - Mar 23 2014]

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This essay is part of the Middle East-Asia Project (MAP series on “ "Civilianizing the State in the Post-Arab Spring Middle East and North Africa: Reflections on and Insights from the Asia Pacific Experience.” The series explores the  past and ongoing processes of Security Sector Reform (SSR) in Asia-Pacific countries and examines the steps already taken and still needed in the MENA region.  See Resources  …"
"For example, a cancer patient is obliged to travel 18-20 hours [to Metris Prison]. All prisoners put in Metris Prison are seriously ill. Some of them are handicapped, some of them are schizophrenic. No one can help another one there" Celik said
Mehmet Perinçek stated that the "Kayseri" university has refused him to attend the Conference on "exposure" of the Armenian Genocide. "The reason for failure is simply ridiculous - they say as if “I am not enough competent in the Armenian Case. "But it did not stop me - the panel on the Armenian genocide will be held on April 25 in another place with the participation of Professor Yusuf Halacoglu," said Mehmet Perinçek."
...feels pushed into a corner both abroad and in Turkey, leading him to be more aggressive in his speech and stance against any dissident voices. "Following the Constitutional Court's decision to lift the ban on social media networks, Erdoğan lashed out at the ruling, saying that he does not respect it, while his AK Party is not even allowing the summary of proceedings about the four ex-ministers to be read in Parliament, indicating that the accusations of graft about him and his inner circle may have a genuine basis."

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Civilianization of Politics in Turkey [Published Middle East Institute - 4 hours ago]
Human rights advocates call for prison reforms [Published Turkish Weekly - Apr 19 2014]
Time to heal the Turkish Armed Forces [Published Turkish Daily - Apr 18 2014]
Three years before and after [Published Zaman - Apr 17 2014]
Islamist Battle Heats Up as Turkey Bans YouTube... [Published NGO Watch - Apr 17 2014]
Eminent institution of Turkey decided: Mehmet P... [Published PANORAMA.am - Apr 17 2014]
Fenerbahçe chairman set to be jailed after matc... [Published Turkish Daily - Apr 17 2014]
Pro-Gov't Columnist Resigns in Protest of Newsp... [Published HighBeam Research - Apr 15 2014]
HDP co-chair says MİT law only protects intelli... [Published Zaman - Apr 15 2014]
#1329: "Erdoğan Does Nothing But Make Mistakes"... [Published Solsticewitch13's BOS - Apr 14 2014]
Trudy Rubin: Turkish fight has U.S. angle [Published Denton Record-Chronicle - Apr 14 2014]
Erdoğan's political ambitions clash with Turkey... [Published Zaman - Apr 13 2014]
Turkey’s Constitutional Court overturns controv... [Published Turkish Weekly - Apr 11 2014]
Turkey's ex-army general says headscarf ban was... [Published World Bulletin - Apr 11 2014]
Syria allegations sink Turkish government morale [Published AlMonitor - Apr 09 2014]
Turkish parliament to make statement on Egypt d... [Published World Bulletin - Apr 09 2014]
Intellectuals demand Turkish gov’t release of a... [Published Turkish Daily - Apr 09 2014]
Worldview: Turkish political fight with Pennsyl... [Published Philadelphia Inquirer - Apr 06 2014]
In Turkey's political contest, rule of the law ... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Apr 05 2014]
Cyprus PIO: Turkish Cypriot and Turkish Media R... [Published Hellenic Resources Network - Apr 04 2014]
Judge of 17 years vs. five-month old judges [Published Turkish Daily - Apr 04 2014]
Daily Sabah rehashes decades-old, refuted claim... [Published Zaman - Apr 04 2014]
Başbuğ visits jailed colleagues after declaring... [Published Turkish Daily - Apr 04 2014]
Justice Minister: Ergenekon ruling heralds long... [Published Turkish Daily - Apr 04 2014]
What will the AK Party do now? [Published Zaman - Apr 04 2014]
TURKISH PRESS REVIEW on APR. 04 [Published World Bulletin - Apr 04 2014]
A ‘civilian’ president should be elected, Turke... [Published Turkish Daily - Apr 04 2014]
You’re so sweet when you’re angry [Published Turkish Daily - Apr 03 2014]
Ergenekon targeted successive governments, cour... [Published Turkish Daily - Apr 03 2014]
Turkey votes: Part II – Erdoğan reloaded [Published European Policy Centre - Apr 03 2014]
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