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Latest in Tag: Recep Tayyip Erdogan


Turkish stadiums: a contested political battleground

  Last month’s opening of storied Istanbul soccer club Besiktas JK’s renovated Vodafone Arena stadium was laden with political symbols ranging from clashes between police and militant fans, to fans being banned from attending the opening, to Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan using the event to his political advantage.   Celebrations of the opening reflected …

James Dorsey

Turkish football: Illiberal President Erdogan’s latest victim

By James M. Dorsey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s illiberal policies have targeted the media, the judiciary, the police, militant football fans, and anti-government protesters. Now they threaten to claim yet another victim: the game of football itself. In a major blow to troubled Turkish football, Yildiz Holding, a conservative conglomerate known for its confectionary and biscuit business and …

Daily News Egypt

BREAKING: Turkey PM warns of crackdown if protesters defy ban

AFP – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Saturday police would clamp down on anyone defying a ban on demonstrations at Istanbul’s Taksim Square on the anniversary of a wave of mass protests last year. “If you go there, our security forces have received clear-cut instructions and will do whatever is necessary from A to Z,” Erdogan …

Daily News Egypt

Turkey PM puts death toll from mine disaster at 232: TV

AFP – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan put the death toll from a mine explosion at 232 on Wednesday, local media reported. Erdogan was inspecting the site of the accident in the western town of Soma, about 150 miles south of Istanbul in Turkey’s Aegean region.  

Daily News Egypt

Turkish football’s financial crisis potentially sharpens political divide

By James M. Dorsey Financially stressed Turkish football clubs are becoming pawns in the political struggle between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and militant football fans who rank prominently among his detractors as football pitches and university campuses emerge as major battlefields between the government and its detractors. Critics of Mr Erdogan charge that the …

Daily News Egypt

Drawing parallels: The Turkish model

By Ceylan Ozbudak “A’ish! Horreyyah! Adala Egtema’iya!” Who can forget the thrilling chant of the Egyptian people, as they cast off the oppression of Hosni Mubarak and demanded “bread, liberty, and social justice” in 2011? Even as the Brotherhood denies that tourism is wilting on the vine, the Egyptian pound is crashing, and Egypt’s foreign …

Daily News Egypt

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