STEVE SWEENEY examines the claims that Turkey’s dictator is intent on getting his hands on his own atomic weapons
Saturday 12th Aug 2017
posted by Morning Star in Features
STEVE SWEENEY reports on Yusuf Karatas’s arrest and the clampdown on Turkish media
Saturday 5th Aug 2017
Johnson told to demand end to Ankara’s state of emergency
Thursday 3rd Aug 2017
posted by Steve Sweeney in Britain
THE trial of 486 people alleged to have been involved in last year’s failed military coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan began in Ankara yesterday amid tight security.
Some 279 people, including 30 alleged coup plotters, died in the uprising, which began on July...
Wednesday 2nd Aug 2017
posted by Morning Star in World
HUNDREDS of women marched through Turkey’s biggest city Istanbul at the weekend to protest at the violence and animosity they face from men demanding that they dress more conservatively.
The march, dubbed: “Don’t interfere in what I wear,” started in the Kadikoy...
Monday 31st Jul 2017
EU ACCESSION talks with the Turkish government yesterday did little to ease tensions between Eurocrats and Ankara.
After the meeting in Brussels, EU enlargement commissioner Johannes Hahn expressed “very strong concern” about the detentions of a dozen Amnesty International...
Wednesday 26th Jul 2017
NINETEEN journalists and staff from the newspaper Cumhuriyet, including editor-in-chief Murat Sabuncu, were put on trial in Istanbul yesterday, accused of aiding terror organisations in a case that adds to concerns for rights and freedoms in Turkey.
Investigative journalist Ahmet Sik,...
Tuesday 25th Jul 2017
CAMPAIGNERS gathered at the BBC for a demonstration in solidarity with two Turkish hunger-strikers yesterday evening.
Academic Nuriye Gulmen and teacher Semih Ozakca have been on hunger strike in Turkey for 135 days.
They started the strike in protest at their dismissal under a...
Saturday 22nd Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Britain
TURKEY’S Foreign Ministry has accused Germany of “blackmail and threats” after Berlin issued a warning to tourists and threatened export sanctions over the charging of a human rights activist.
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel issued a travel warning to German citizens...
Friday 21st Jul 2017
AMNESTY Turkey’s director and five others were remanded in custody yesterday on trumped-up charges of supporting terrorism.
Idil Eser and a dozen others were arrested earlier this month at an Amnesty training day at a hotel on Buyukada island.
Four others were released...
Wednesday 19th Jul 2017