Prisons are overloaded. Cases and sentences against journalists, artists, academics follow each other.
You see some of them waiting at the queue, the arrested in the cage -no one knows for how long-, and at the bottom, the long-term prisoners.
The law draft that would effectively extend the State of Emergency for at least another three years has passed the GNAT on 25 July 2018. With amendments made in many law articles including those within the Turkish Anti-Terror Law, the Law on Meetings and Demonstrations and the Law for Provincial Administration; which further conflict many provisions guaranteed in the Constitution, the State of Emergency will effectively continue, however informal.
A lawsuit was filed against four students, who were arrested due to holding a banner depicting the cartoon, World of Tayyips, during the graduation ceremony at the Middle East Technical University (METU), as well as against the copy shop owner due to insulting the President. http://www.dusun-think.net/?s=haberler&id=9051
International Freedom of Expression Exchange (IFEX) launched a campaign on the social media for the cartoon, World of Tayyips, which led to the arrest of four university students and investigations against Republican Peoples Party (CHP) leader and MPs. https://www.ifex.org/turkey/2018/08/02/world_of_tayyips/
Amnesty International argued that groups in Efrin supported by Turkey are committing serious human rights abuses. Amnesty accused Turkey of ignoring the abuses and demanded to stop the violations.
Erdogan said "The Afrin operation has actually started on the scene, and Menbic will follow it." on January 20.
Kılıçdaroğlu said, "We have full support for the Afrin operation" after the statement of Devlet Bahceli "It is our legitimate right to enter Afrin" and on the 20th day of the operation, Kılıçdaroğlu said "he did not find it right to enter the city."
After the 2014 Presidential Elections, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said I wont be a USUAL President. Yes he has been an UNUSUAL one.
Separation of powers, judicial independence and checks and balances were perpetually undermined. Along with the State of Emergency (OHAL), which was declared after the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016, the country was ruled with decrees out of judicial and legislative control. Executive power accumulated on one person was legalized with the Constitutional amendment under OHAL conditions. Now The president equipped with broad powers is building the new system with decrees;
The "official" results of the constitutional referendum is 51.4% Yes, 48.5% No, but the last minute decision of the Higher Election Council to count "the unsealed ballots as valid unless proven to be brought from elsewhere" and other reported incidents of violations renders the results uncertain. CHP and HDP is filing objection against the decision and asking for the referendum to be considered invalid.
Dollar has climbed to 6.80 TRY. Erdoğan has said, "We will not lose the economic war... If they have dollar, we have Allah.