Category: rte

Turkish security breach exposes Erdogan in power struggle

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First: english.alarabiya.net Second: @joshualandis  Third:…

First: english.alarabiya.net

Second: @joshualandis 

Third: Latuff Cartoons

Fourth: Mideastinsider.com

Fifth: sampsoniaway.org

Via youranonnews Anonymous RT from @theblogpirate: “Well…

Via

Anonymous RT from @theblogpirate: “Well that’s backfiring. The whole world is watching, Turkey.”

“We will wipe out Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says…They will…”

“We will wipe out Twitter. I don’t care what the international community says…They will see the Turkish republic’s strength.”

PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan at an election rally in the western province of Bursa |

Turkey’s prime minister is finding it hard to put Twitter back in the bottle

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LOL. Not sure what looks worse: Banning Twitter or failing to ban Twitter in your country.

Via @DikenComTr Erdogan as the Twitter Bird  (Or as one Twitter…

Via @DikenComTr

Erdogan as the Twitter Bird 

(Or as one Twitter user said, “More like the ‘Angry Bird’.” Which made us chuckle, considering RTE’s previous comment, Anyway, slightly off topic.) 

Erdogan says Turkey may ban Facebook, YouTube over wiretaps

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Damn. 

And the man is not bluffing. Recall, he’s banned YouTube before.

“The coup initiated on December 17 has totally collapsed and has been beaten back.”

“The coup initiated on December 17 has totally collapsed and has been beaten back.”

RTE to his ruling AK party in parliament, referring to the date of the first of a series of police raids on businessmen and the sons of several cabinet ministers in connection with the probe,

“‘Deporting foreigners was a ploy by the government against those who said things that the…”

“‘Deporting foreigners was a ploy by the government against those who said things that the government didn’t like in the ’90s, but which we hadn’t seen since,’ said Andrew Gardner, Turkey researcher at Amnesty International. ‘That these measures are used again is worrying.’”

Ayla Albayrak, The Wall Street Journal 

(re: recent deportation of Today’s Zaman journo Mahir Zeynalov)

“Over the last decade, Erdogan has made himself the most powerful prime minister in Turkey’s history,…”

““Over the last decade, Erdogan has made himself the most powerful prime minister in Turkey’s history, the most successful elected leader in the Middle East and the West’s great hope for the Muslim world. In the last year, however, a thoroughly different Erdogan has emerged: a symbol of authoritarianism, corruption and police brutality whose once-populist rhetoric has turned into thundering rage.””

Suzy Hansen, )