The new Turkey
Some sources and reports

30-Apr-2018

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  • US Cables
  • Gulen movement
  • Stratfor
Bordering on Terrorism: Turkey's Syria Policy and the Rise of the Islamic State.
Congress Bureau: Fact-finding mission on the situation of local elected representatives in Turkey
Constitution of the Republic of Turkey
Country Policy and Information Note Turkey: Gülenism Version 1.0 April 2017
DECREE LAW CONCERNING THE MEASURES TAKEN IN THE SCOPE OF STATE OF EMERGENCY. SATURDAY, 23 July 2016 Official Gazette No : 29779
DECREE WITH FORCE OF LAW DECREE ON MEASURES TO BE TAKEN UNDER STATE OF EMERGENCY Decree Law No.: KHK/667
Decree with force og law no 674 - 1 September 2016. Some articles of decree with force og law no 674
DECREE LAW NO. 674 OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2016, INFORMATION NOTE ON THE MEASURES TAKEN UNDER THE STATE OF EMERGENCY
DECREE-LAW NO. 682 DATED 23 JANUARY 2017 ON GENERAL DISCIPLANARY PROVISIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT
More about decrees under "European  Commission"
Dimensions of Polarization in Turkey Presentation
DISPLACED AND DISPOSSESSED - Mass displacement in Turkey's southeast 'suggestive of premeditated plan'
STATUTORY DECREE NO. 696 AND THE DEMISE OF RULE OF LAW
European Convention on Human Rights
European Parliament 2014-2019 REPORT on the 2016 Commission Report on Turkey (2016/2308(INI)) Committee on Foreign Affairs
ENSAR FOUNDATION
ERDOĞAN'S LONG ARM IN EUROPE FEBRUARY, SCF THE CASE OF THE NETHERLANDS 27, 2017
SOCIAL BURDENS OF "THE STATE OF EMERGENCY" IN TURKEY (2016-2017) RIGHTS and JUSTICE PLATFORM (REPORT) January - 2018
EXPERT COUNCIL ON NGO LAW OPINION ON THE IMPACT OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY ON FREEDOM OF ASSOCIATION IN TURKEY. Opinion prepared by Dragan Golubović on behalf of the Expert Council on NGO Law

FACT SHEET STATE OF EMERGENCY MEASURES IN TURKEY.
Declaration of State of Emergency, Dismissals, Press, Broadcast, Radio, Television and News Agencies Dissolved by Decrees.

THE GULEN MOVEMENT Turkey's Islamic Supremacist Cult and its Contributions to the Civilization Jihad

House of Commons, Foreign Affairs Committee, The UK's relations with Turkey, Tenth Report of Session 2016–17.
.......... 3 The coup attempt, and the 'Gülenists', 4 The Turkish government's response to the threat from the coup attempt, 5 The Turkish government's response to the threat from the PKK, 6 The status of democracy in Turkey.

INFORMATION NOTE ON THE ISSUES WHICH MAY COME TO THE AGENDA DURING THE VISIT OF THE VENICE COMMISSION AS TO THE DECREE LAWS ISSUED WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE STATE OF EMERGENCY (3 - 4 NOVEMBER 2016)
 

IN THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS. Atilla Taş v. Turkey (no. 72/17) Ahmet Hüsrev Altan v. Turkey (no. 13252/17), Mehmet Hasan Altan v. Turkey (no. 13237/17), Ahmet Şık v. Turkey (no. 36493/17), Şahin Alpay v. Turkey (no. 16538/17), Mehmet Murat Sabuncu and others v. Turkey (no. 23199/17), Murat Aksoy v. Turkey (no. 80/17), Ayşe Nazli Ilicak v. Turkey (no. 1210/17), Ali Bulaç v. Turkey (no. 25939/17), Ilker Deniz Yucel v. Turkey (no. 27684/17)

Is Turkey Experiencing a New Nationalism?
Islamic State Networks in Turkey Merve Tahiroglu & Jonathan Schanzer March 2017
ISIS_Media_Reboot.pdf
IS THE STATE OF EMERGENCY INQUIRY COMMISSION, ESTABLISHED BY EMERGENCY DECREE 685, AN EFFECTIVE REMEDY?
Kurdish political movement under crackdown in Turkey. The case of the HDP
LAW ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF RADIO AND TELEVISION ENTERPRISES AND THEIR MEDIA SERVICES

Permanent mission of the Republic of Turkey to the United Nations Office in Geneva. Information note in replay to the letter of the working group on arbitrary dentenion dated 12 January 2017

Preliminary observations and recommendations of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment, Mr. Nils Melzer on the Official visit to Turkey – 27 November to 2 December 2016. Ankara, 2 December 2016
Press Release on the Preliminary Observations of Nils MELZER, the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture 17.12.2016 By Republic of Turkey Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Interior
Refugees at heightened risk of refoulement under Turkey's state of emergency
Report to the Turkish Government on the visit to Turkey carried out by the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT) from 16 to 23 June 2015
 
Sibel Edmonds Deposition_Transcript_080809 about Gulen movement
Silencing Turkeys Media
The Latest Intervention Against University Autonomy in Turkey
The Turbulence between AKP and Hizmet The African Case By Erkan Toguslu
TURKEY 2017 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT
Turkey Country Report - Update25 January 2017 (COI up to 6 January 2017)
Turkey Country ReportUpdate November 2017
Turkey's Internet Policy After the Coup Attempt: The Emergence of a Distributed Network of Online Suppression and Surveillance
Turkey: Learning From the Ottomans' Mistakes January 4, 2018
WEATHERING THE STORM DEFENDING HUMAN RIGHTS IN TURKEY'S CLIMATE OF FEAR

European  Commission

EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION) TURKEY, OPINION ON THE MEASURES PROVIDED IN THE RECENT EMERGENCY DECREE LAWS WITH RESPECT TO FREEDOM OF THE MEDIA

EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION)
TURKEY OPINION ON THE PROVISIONS OF THE EMERGENCY DECREE LAW N° 674 OF 1 SEPTEMBER 2016
EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION) TURKEY EMERGENCY DECREE LAW No KHK/685 ON THE CREATION OF THE INQUIRY COMMISSION
EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW(VENICE COMMISSION) TURKEY
EMERGENCY DECREE LAWS1 OF JULY - SEPTEMBER 2016 NOS. 667 – 674
EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION) TURKEY OPINION ON EMERGENCY DECREE LAWS NOS. 667-676, 12 December 2016
EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION) TURKEY EXTRACTS EMERGENCY DECREE LAWS Nos KHK/668, 670, 671, 675, 677, 679, 680, 683, 685, 685, 687
EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION) TURKEY LAW NO. 6771 AMENDING THE CONSTITUTION
REPORT of the Independent Investigation Body on the allegations of corruption within the Parliamentary Assembly

US Cables

The e-mails below are US cables published on https://wikileaks.org and is about Gulen and the Gulen movement.

VERDICT SUSPENDED IN CASE AGAINST ISLAMIC LEADER FETHULLAH GULEN Date

March 11, 2003

An Ankara State Security Court (SSC) March 10 ruled unanimously to postpone a verdict in the trial in absentia of controversial Islamic philosopher Fetullah Gulen.

     
RALLYING SUPPORT FOR THE HOCA (Gulen) Date:

Aug. 4, 2005

difficult request from a local foundation for a letter in support of Fethullah Gulen,......Deep and widespread doubts remain, however, about his (Gulen) movement's ultimate intentions......These facts, when coupled with the Gulenists' penetration of state institutions.....

     
FETHULLAH GULEN: WHY ARE HIS FOLLOWERS TRAVELING? Date: May 23, 2006

Gulen,s Network has Global Reach---- What is the Profile of Gulen Applicant?......Is There More to the Story Than Meets the Eye?......they are generally evasive about their purpose of travel to the United States and usually deny knowing or wanting to visit Gulen when questioned directly

     
FEARS OF ISLAMIC EXTREMISM GROWING Date: Sept. 7, 2006

The officials reportedly also warned of the threat posed by alumni of Turkish Fetullah Gulen high schools,.....The Fetullah Gulen movement is a conservative Islamist movement with a broad following in Turkey, that has built a worldwide network of schools -.........

     
AFRICA: TURKEY'S BLUSHING BRIDE? Date: Aug.4, 2008

The Islam-oriented Fetullah Gulen Movement plays a noteworthy role in Turkey's private sector African activities.....In Africa, businessmen from Turkey who are part of the Movement go to a country and start a business... then start a school(s)......

     
TURKISH FETULLAH GULEN NETWORK'S PRESENCE IN AZERBAIJAN Date: Aug. 5, 2008

The Fetullah Gulen network is one component of Azerbaijan's Islamic scene....Given the linkage between Nursi and Gulen, some commentators refer to Gulen followers as "Nurcus."

 
TURKISH GULENIST MOVEMENT IN AUSTRIA AVOIDS CONFLICT OVER MUSLIM INTEGRATION; FOCUSES ON HOMELAND Date: Mar.30, 2009

It is difficult to say how many Gulenists there are in Austria.....Gulenists in Austria are openly critical of Turkish state secularism,.....The Gulenist presence in Austria consists of the Friede Institute for Dialogue....

 
TURKISH GULENIST MOVEMENT IN TURKMENISTAN: EDUCATORS AND WHAT ELSE? Date Apr. 17, 2009


TURKMEN-TURKISH HIGH SCHOOLS: DISCIPLINE AND ADAPTABILITY.... COMPUTER AND LANGUAGE CENTERS--AND CIVIL SOCIETY INCUBATORS?...INTO THE WORLDWIDE MOVEMENT: TURKMENISTAN, THEN WHERE? ...EDUCATORS AND WHAT ELSE?

     
TURKEY: FM DAVUTOGLU VISIT TO PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN Date: Jun. 18, 2009

, there are an additional 8 schools in Afghanistan run by the Fethullah Gulen movement, .......Hizlan said that although it is true that in Turkey there are some doubts about the Gulen movement,....There are 16 Gulen schools in Pakistan

     
No One Has the Power to Destroy the Gulen Movement Date: June 19, 2009

"No one has the power to destroy our movement." "All Turkish citizens are potential members of our movement," according to Aslandogan.

     
Islam, AKP, headscarvers, Fetullah Gulen, and the Diyanet in a changing Turke Date Sep. 17, 2009

Despite being officially a "secular country", many Kemalists )- staunch supporters of Ataturk,s perceived vision for Turkey -- fear Turkey is experiencing a social change that is the harbinger of an Islamic state

     
TURKEY: AKP ERODING CHECKS ON ITS POWER?

Date:

Nov. 24,  2009

...... that AKP is slowly turning the various ministries and bureaucracies into havens for party activists and followers of the Fethullah Gulen movement. ................ that the Ministry of Justice had allowed wiretapping of its own judges and prosecutors --

     
GULEN - TURKEY'S INVISIBLE MAN CASTS LONG SHADOW Date: Dec. 4, 2009

Even among some Islamist organizations, the Fethullah Gulen Movement seems to have a murky reputation. .............but the notion is widespread among many circles in Turkey that his agenda is deeper and more insidious. ......


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Documents and reports about Gulen movement


9446_GULEN Movement -
Indictment against Fethullah Gülen by the General Prosecutor Nuh Mete
Word doc.
9608_Fuller on Gulen Word doc.
10472_Turkish Media Breakdown Word doc.
10832_MFA - TIKA - TUSKON . Word doc.
11553_politicsofbanks

Political Connections of Top Five Turkish Banks

Word doc.
11557_political parties and genres Word doc.
Islam, Secularism And the Battle for Turkey's Future Word doc.
Turkey's Power Struggle Word doc.
123686_Travel Briefing for the visit of George and Meredith to Turkey
Gulen Movement and growing split between AKP and Gulen
Word doc.
123874_Gulen movement Turkey's third power Word doc.
123933_Travel Briefing for the visit of George and Meredith to Turkey Word doc.
 
THE GULEN MOVEMENT
Turkey's Islamic Supremacist Cult and its Contributions to the Civilization Jihad
By Christopher Holton and Clare Lopez (1)
PDF. doc
93444296-Sibel-Edmonds-Deposition-Transcript
BEFORE THE OHIO ELECTIONS COMMISSION DEPOSITION IN THE MATTER OF: :
JEAN SCHMIDT, : Plaintiff, : v. : Case No. : 2009E-003 DAVID KRIKORIAN, : Defendant

PDF. doc
Report, Prep Schools, Elections and AKP-Gulen Clashes
Al Jazeera Center for Studies
PDF. doc
A brief biography of Fethullah Gülen (Compiled by the Gülen Institute) PDF. doc
Dove Science Academy - OKC, Dove Science Elementary - OKC, Discovery Schools of Tulsa. Investigative Audit report, July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2014
PDF. doc
Druckversion Altruistic. Society or Sect? The Shadowy World of the Islamic Gülen Movement SPIEGEL ONLINE International 08/08/2012
PDF. doc
Is the Fethullah Gülen Movement Overstretching Itself?
A Turkish Religious Community as a National and International Player RP 2. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik German Institute for International and Security Affair
PDF. doc
Muslim Networks and Movements in Western Europe.
This report was produced by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life
PDF. doc
Persecution of- the Gulen Movement in Turkey PDF. doc
RALLYING SUPPORT FOR THE HOCA (Fethullah Gulen) (email from Ankara to Washington) PDF. doc
Gülen Movement Activity in the United States PDF. doc
Gülen MOVEMENT AS AN INTEGRATION MECHANISM
FOR THE EUROPE'S TURKISH AND MUSLIM COMMUNITY:
PDF. doc
The AKP/Gülen Crisis in Turkey: Consequences for Central Asia and the Caucasus PDF. doc

(1) www.centerforsecuritypolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Gulen_Final.pdf

E-mails from Stratfor




Strategic Forecasting, Inc. — known as Stratfor — is an American publisher and global intelligence company founded in 1996 in Austin, Texas, by George Friedman, who was the company's chairman. 
Stratfor bills itself as a geopolitical intelligence and consulting firm, with revenues derived from subscriptions to its website and from corporate clients.
In 2009, 10 and 2011 made reports on the situation in Turkey. In 2012-13 WikiLeaks published e-mails sent in that regard. Some of them were about the Gulen movement.

INSIGHT - TURKEY - Court case against Gul and energy deals Date 2009-05-20

Subject: Turkey does not want anything to do with South Stream. They are pushing for Blue Stream. -- Gulen movement is the infrastructure for the Islamists, AKP is the political vehicle that Gulen relies on to promote its agenda.

     
Turkey: The Judiciary and the Country's Identity Crisis Date 2009-05-21

Subject: The Judiciary and the Country's Identity Crisis. -- The Turkish military is greatly concerned about Islamist  penetration in the state's security organs. -- The Gulen movement and the AK Party share a broad  vision for a more Islamist-rooted Turkey

     
INSIGHT (more) - TURKEY - Uighur reaction and EU membership
Date 2009-07-08

Subject: Davutoglu has an Islamist vision for Turkey. -- AKP does not truly want EU membership, nor do they think they can get it. -- Fethullah Gulen leads a Turkish-based Islamist movement that is staunchly opposed to military's secularist agenda and envisions Turkey as a nation being born again as an Islamist power. The important thing here is that the Gulen movement provides the political base for the AKP and uses the AKP as its platform to spread an Islamist agenda.

     
Fuller on the Gulen Movement Date 2009-10-16

Subject: Former CIA Graham E. Fuller's thoughts on the Gulen Movement where he presents the conservative Fethullah Gülen network as more moderate and influential than any other Islamic movement in Turkey.

     
Gulen movement: Turkey's third power Date 2009-11-18

Subject: Background info --- Global network --- The outermost circl --- The middle circle --- This inner circle --- One voice, two messages--- FGC, AKP and the military -- Turkey's third force

     
Gulen Paper Date 2009-12-27

About the Gulen Movement Activity in the United States --- Gulen Movement Activity in the United States PDF

     
Re: Fethullah Gulen Date 2009-12-27

"She told me after meeting with the school's administration, she has no doubt about school's affiliation to Gulen......."
.........."I had no idea that the Gulen movement was this deeply entrenched even in the US educational system".

     
Re: Iran's crackdown on Gulen in Iraq Date 2009-12-29

".....four schools of Gulen in KRG (in Hewler region) were closed down." -- is concerned by Gulen's activities in Iraq and in KRG

     
Re: INSIGHT - Gulen, Dogan Media Group, AKP Date 2010-01-18

Dogan media group now is in big big trouble.....all newspapers (except for Hurriyet) owned by Dogan will be sold

     
Re: INSIGHT - Turkey - Gulen, business cycle, Africa, IMF, etc. Date 2010-02-21

Subjects:Gulen 'sleeper' cells -- Gulen's Relationship with AKP -- How to tell a Gulenist -- Gulen Influence in Police Intelligence -- Rise of AKP oligarchs -- Gulen in Africa -- Gulen and universities

     

merhaba

Date 2010-02-25

Gulen 'sleeper' cells...........Gulen's Relationship with AKP.........Gulen in Africa

     
RE: INSIGHT - TURKEY - some notes so far Date 2010-03-11

......I noticed is that in all our meetings with Gulenists, they recited almost the same lines verbatim. they're very well rehearsed in selling this model. At the root of this, however, is power. ---- Everyone here wants to influence us one way or another. Turkey needs a voice in DC. THey're hoping it's us.

     
INSIGHT - Part II of Turkey trip Date 2010-03-16

----- I was struck by how they answered my questions without me even having to ask them. ---- Then he goes into that same exact speech we heard before about peace, love, harmony, humanity, democratic ideals, etc.

     
Re: INSIGHT - Turkey - More on Gulen movement   2010-03-22

The source described for me how the Gulenist recruitment process works. -- He described how each city in Turkey is responsible for certain countries. .... your loyalty is tested in the recruitment process ......

     
Turkey Researches
Date 2010-04-06

14,000 businessmeeeen, peaacee, looove and harmooonyyy

     
Re: Emre - task for Mon (about assets) Date 2010-05-10

Here is total assets list. All data obtained from the latest annual report published by those conglomerates

     
SPECIAL REPORT:A Turkeya**s Power Struggle Date 2010-05-18

Power Struggle Rooted in Geopolitics --- The Battle Lines --- EDUCATION: Sowing Seeds in Schools -- Strategic Placement --- Studying Abroad with Gulen --- SECURITY: Taking on the Military --- From Deep State to Ergenekon --- Breaking Precedent With Jailed Generals --- The Corporate Struggle ---The Gulenist Business Cycle ---The Foreign Policy Enabler --- Image Control --- Neutralizing the High Courts

Turkey's Power Struggle as Word doc.

     
Islam, Secularism and the Battle for Turkey's Future Date 2010-08-23

*Origins of the Conflict -Turkey's Islamists -Education -Security -Media and Business -Foreign Policy -Judiciary

     
Re: DISCUSSION - TURKEY - Increasing tension between ruling party and Gulen movement Date 2010-08-25 18:54:46

AKP needs Gulen to get votes as well as to use its power in its dealings with the army,......Gulen wanted a much more aggressive stance against the army in exchange of referendum support.

     
Turkey: An Emerging AKP-Gulenist Split? Date 2010-08-26

.....these two groups have long worked in tandem to undermine the power of the unelected secular elite in the military and judiciary,...Tensions between the Gulenists and AKP appear to be building in the lead-up to the referendum, and the recent publication of a book by a prominent police chief detailing the Gulenist infiltration of the Turkish security apparatus is now causing waves within Turkey over Islamist clout in key institutions, particularly police intelligence.

     
Islam, SecularismAnd the Battle for Turkey's Future (Word doc.) Date 2010-09-21
Inside Turkey, the Gulen movement seeks to replace the Kemalist elite and transform Turkey into a more religiously conservative society. Outside Turkey, Gulen presents itself as a multifaith global organization working to bring businesses, religious leaders, politicians, journalists and average citizens together.
 
     
TURKEY/SECURITY - Terrorist PKK targets Gülen movement’s schools in Hakkari Date 2010-09-29

The interviewee stated that followers of the Gu:len movement asked for protection from police after being threatened by PKK members. ........I believe this is related to school boycott that was imposed by PKK two weeks ago

     
[Eurasia] Uzbekistan Intel Collected Date 2010-10-03

Gulen moved in at breakneck speed in the early 2000s. They set up an incredible amount of NGOs, small businesses, but were mainly involved in lyceums............The Uzbek government in 2001 started shutting down the schools, libraries, cafes, businesses, NGOs.

     
Re: [MESA] Turkey: Gulen Movement Taking PR Beating in Arrest Row Date 2010-10-06

.................The source told him that the Gulen movement is very upset about what happened to this police chief and they think this is an operation ordered by personally by Erdogan and
interior minister in order to defame Gulen movement. ...................

     
Re: [MESA] DISCUSSION - Gulen Update Date 2010-10-18

They never thought that the case would bring the Gulen movement in to the light this much.------------ he implicitly admits two things. First, there is a group called Gulen sympathizers (which is important because this was denied by some Gulenist people). Second, Gulen encourage people to work in government institutions

     
DISCUSSION - TURKEY/CT - Hezbollah, PKK, Gulen and AKP’s new Kurdish Strategy Date 2011-01-07

First, Hezbollah/Mazlum-Der (its civil society organization). Second, PKK/DTK (civil organization)/BDP (political party). Third, Gulen movement. Erdogan is on top of these three movements and makes sure that they constantly balance each other off. He plays them against each other and does not allow any of them to gain enough power to challenge his government.

     
Turkish commentary describes military as "major source of anti-Americanism" Date 2011-08-02

Another danger in connection with moderate Islam in Russia is the  activities of the Fethullah Gulen movement........The Russian authorities, in response to these activities,  have shut down eight schools in Tataristan, four in Baskurdistan and one  each in Karacay-Circassia, Yakut-Saha, Astrahan and Dagestan.

     
Re: [CT] [MESA] [Eurasia] RUSSIA/TURKEY/TURKMENISTAN/US - Turkmenistan closes down Turkish schools - website Date 2011-08-19

Yes, all the Stans but Kyrg hates the Gulen movement and shuts the schools down whenever they can find them.

     
RE: gulen movement Date 2011-10-14

Origins of the Conflict - Turkey's Islamists - Education - Security - Media and Business - Foreign Policy - Judiciary

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