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Turkish Media Highlights — Nov. 14, 2017

Anadolu News Agency

Turkish security forces remanded more than 2,200 undocumented immigrants in a major border crackdown.


A school principal in Istanbul has been suspended over a racist tweet after an earthquake in Kurdistan region.

Mehmet Metiner, senior AKP lawmaker, head of Parliamentary human rights subcommittee, claimed that prisoners live in prison like kings.

Former Central Bank President Durmus Yilmaz warned that Turkey experiences symptoms similar to the days in the leading up to a financial crisis in 2001.

A trial initiated upon complaint by Health Ministry against doctors who work for public hospitals and helped those wounded during Gezi Protests has been dropped.

In a new report, Freedom House said Turkey is a country where media freedom has been restricted most. It said 6,000 AKP trolls worked to manipulate social media.

Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s 500,000 TL lawsuit against Cumhuriyet daily has been brought to agenda of Parliament.

Konya Municipality said it is investigating claims that one of its construction machines found in Islamic State-held Raqqa.

Birgun Daily

AKP Spokesperson Mahir Unal left the door open for an election alliance with Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), which faces the risk of failing to pass election threshold after the establishment of a rival nationalist party.


Turkish Parliament, with votes of ruling AKP, which holds the Parliamentary majority, rejected to investigate off-shore accounts and tax evasion schemes by Turkish citizens after Prime Minister Binali Yildirim’s off-shore companies revealed by Paradise Papers.

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