Jan 10, 2014

Another test for Erdogan

Today the biggest challenge to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to emanate from another Islamic leader, Fethullah Gulen, a cleric exiled to the United States who is alleged to have masterminded the investigation of a burgeoning corruption scandal.

Turkey PM reshuffles Cabinet amid graft scandal

Dec 26, 2013

Turkey PM reshuffles Cabinet amid graft scandal

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan replaced nearly half his Cabinet in a dramatic reshuffle late Wednesday after a spreading graft scandal forced the resignation of three top ministers and threatened the premier’s own hold on power. Erdogan announced on television he had replaced ...

Jun 21, 2013

Trying time for Turkish democracy

The unrest in Turkey continues, touched off by a May 31 clash between police forces and protesters opposed to the Turkish government’s plan to redevelop Gezi Park in Istanbul. At the root of the unrest is the resistance by people who fear the government ...