--HOW MUCH HAS AKMAN'S WEALTH INCREASED
The public prosecutor in
--CHARITY FRAUD IN EU REPORT
A progress report prepared by the European Union on Turkey mentioned fraud in a Germany-based charity run by a number of Turkish nationals. The report says the fraud in the charity, Deniz Feneri e.V., is the biggest of its kind in German history and it tells of the ramifications in
--FENERBAHCE: COULD NOT BE SAVED BY HOME
Demonstrations, staged after claims that the head of the PKK terrorist organization, Abdullah Ocalan was maltreated in prison on Imrali island, have become the current issue. In
The Interior Ministry and prosecutors have launched an investigation into the incident. Around 1,000 people, who gathered in front of the Democratic Society Party provincial building, chanted slogans such as "we will collapse the world without Ocalan around you."
--U.S. DOLLAR HITS 27-MONTH HIGH
Problems in Hungary and Ukraine have brought several problems --such as the current account deficit that was earlier neglected by foreigners-- into the forefront. The U.S. dollar rocketed over 1.57 YTL, a 27-month high in
--CRISIS DELAYS REAL ESTATE PROJECTS
Global financial turmoil has dealt its first blow in
--HEADSCARF AGAINST PRINCIPLE OF SECULARISM
The Turkish Constitutional Court announced its detailed decision regarding a ruling to reverse a law adopted in parliament that would have allowed the wearing of headscarves at university campuses. The court said that the amendment made features of the republic nonfunctional. The decision said any amendment made to articles 10 and 42 of the Turkish Constitution were against the principle of secularism.
Fenerbahce soccer club of
--FORMER PROSECUTOR UNDER POLICE CUSTODY IN ERGENEKON CASE
Ertac Giray, a former prosecutor was taken into custody Tuesday morning under what is publicly known as the Ergenekon probe, a suspected criminal network with alleged ties to the military and bureaucracy in Turkey. Police searched Giray's home and impounded part of his electronic archives. Giray had offered legal consult to a number of other Ergenekon suspects who were detained earlier.
--U.S. DOLLAR HIGHEST IN TWO YEARS
U.S. dollar made a peak on Tuesday in over two years and climbed as high 1.57 YTL as a global financial crisis continued to shake world markets. The
--FOREIGNERS CAUSE ROCKETING U.S. DOLLAR
Turkish football team, Fenerbahce, was defeated 2-5 by
--HARSH WARNING FOR HEADSCARF
The Turkish Constitutional Court announced its detailed decision regarding a ruling to annul a law adopted by parliament that would have allowed the wearing of headscarves at university campuses. The court said in the decision that the constitution does not allow the abuse of matters considered sacred in religion.
--MGK: TERRORISM WILL BE ELIMINATED ON BASIS OF DEMOCRACY
Turkish National Security Council (MGK) said the threat of terrorism would be eliminated on the basis of democracy. A statement released at the end of the meeting of the MGK said the council had decided to form a new structure in order to strengthen the coordination in the fight against terrorism.
--FORMER SPECIAL OPS OFFICER SAYS POLITICIANS ORDERED KILLINGS
A former police officer with the special operations unit said they had killed over a thousand people upon orders from politicians amid public debates about what is publicly known as the Ergenekon case, a suspected criminal network with alleged ties to the military and bureaucracy in Turkey. "Politicians gave the order and we pulled the trigger on behalf of the state," Ayhan Carkin told a televised interview. "Ergenekon is holding the reigns of the whole country just a like a giant octopus. One of its arms reaches to the PKK and another arm to Hezbollah," he said.
--FENERBAHCE SURRENDERS FORT KADIKOY
Turkey's Fenerbahce soccer team was defeated on Tuesday at their home in