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Sep 13 2010

Lawsuits filed against coup perpetrators

ISTANBUL – Two Turkish human rights organisations and an action group have filed a complaint at the Ankara prosecutor’s office against Kenan Evren, leader of the military coup in 1980. The retired general can be brought to trial since the Turkish people in a referendum yesterday approved of a package of constitutional changes. Complaints have also been filed  against other high-ranking …

Sep 13 2010

The day after

A victory of 58%, you can call that rather solid as a starting point for the campaign for the general elections, in July 2011. That’s eleven months to go. The popularity of Erdogan and the AKP could decline, of course, and how well the party will do, also depends on several other actors in Turkey and abroad. Let me mention …