Cemal Yigit

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Senior AK Party member admits profiling of citizens in government, private sector

Gülen denies attempting to axe peace process<p>The lawyer of Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen has strongly denied claims made by the former …

Profile: Fethullah Gulen's Hizmet movement

Mr Gulen has been in the US since 1999<p><b>Supporters regard the Hizmet movement inspired by US-based Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen as the benign, modern face of Islam, but critics question its motives.</b><p>The influence of the movement has been in the spotlight again in Mr Gulen's home country, where a …

Analysis: In Turkey, Erdogan is fighting for his political life

by Ariel Ben Solomon Jerusalem Post December 27, 2013 The struggle between Erdogan's AKP Party, Gulen’s Hizmet movement comes down to 2 r...

Turkey’s Gülen: Opposition movement or cult?

Turkey: up from the depths

The "deep state" burst up from the depths in Turkey this week, threatening not only Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's hold on power but the country's hard-won reputation as a modern society. The idea that, behind the facade of apparently normal institutions, shadowy forces are at work, …

In scenes reminiscent of this summer's massive anti-governmen…

In scenes reminiscent of this summer's massive anti-government revolts, hundreds of people took to the streets in cities across Turkey on Friday night calling for the government to resign following a high-profile corruption scandal that involves sons of cabinet ministers, leading businessmen and the head of a state-owned bank.<p>In Istanbul, riot police broke up demonstrations using teargas, water cannon and plastic bullets. According to Turkish media reports, 70 people have been arrested. …