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An Interview with Prof. Hüsamettin Arslan About 15 July by Bengül Güngörmez

Bengül Güngörmez: On the night of July 15, 2016 Turkey witnessed outrageous incidents that will haunt people for years to come. A coup with a foreign reach was attempted, planned and conducted by FETÖ militants, and led by Fethullah Gülen. From the government to the opposition people from various segments of the society put up a great fight against the attempt. Some of them made history. We have martyrs and a great number of injured. Kids, women and elders were murdered by militants dressed in soldier uniforms. Our parliament was bombed the first time in its history. In a way, all the dropped bombs were dropped against the democracy. They bombarded our democracy. This cou...

DEMOCRACY MARCH: FROM 3 JULY 2011 TO 15 JULY 2016 (6.08.2016)

Democracy March: From 3 July 2011 to 15 July 2016

- There will be a Big Democracy March on 7 August 2016 in Turkey. What is happening in Turkey? Do you think that there will be good things in Turkey?Turkey has experienced many coup since its founding and Turkish citizens were adversely affected by the coup and coup attempts. Along with the coup attempt which was occurred 15 July, people who defended the democracy reacted this coup attempt and Turkish citizens have disposed of the coup attempt. Also when we looked at the coup attempt, there was no too much support by Army. Fetullah Terror Organisation (FETÖ) leader is Fethullah Gülen and he did not achieve what he wants. There have been many developments in Turkey in the last years a...


The Priorities of Law

There exist many laws in the world. They involve different peoples in different places of the globe, and are as different as the peoples that they govern, but they all have one thing in common: they are supposed to represent the true feelings and volition of a country’s people (given that the country is a republic which holds general elections every few years so as to renew its mandate from the people) . A country’s constitution is of special importance, however, since it is via this “social contract” that the government is officially formed and it is also from this template that the government and its peoples have to work. It also establishes, ipso facto, a country’s...


Dancing Around the Bomb

Yerevan keeps terrorizing the world with its Metsamor nuclear plantThe earthquake in the Turkish province of Van once again reminded the world about the threat posed by the nearby Metsamor nuclear power plant in Armenia. Turkish Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Taner Yildiz said after the quake that “Turkey plans to take legal action against the obsolete nuclear power plants around the world, including the Armenian one”.Turkey’s eastern provinces are only 16 km from the Metsamor nuclear power station, and given the high seismic activity in this region, it is not difficult to guess the scale of the catastrophe should an accident occur at the plant. In fact, the results...

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