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Phone stalker accuses socialist actor of being Gulenist, threatens to report to police

The veteran, socialist actor İlyas Salman has become the latest victim of intimidation environment engulfing Turkey especially after the failed coup attempt.A phone stalker threatened to lodge complaint about Salman’s alleged ties to the Gulen Movement after her successive calls were refused by the actor.Filing a counter-complaint to an Istanbul prosecutor, Salman said he received an SMS after several phone calls from a woman named Öznur which read: “I am very sorry. Don’t pick up the phone. I will inform against you as a pro-FETO.”

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Veteran legal expert says ops targeting Gülen movement remind him of Hitler’s Germany

Metin Günday, Professor of Administrative Law at Ankara University, has said that detentions and arrests carried out as part of operations targeting Gülen movement – a grassroots initiative inspired by Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen – reminds him of the practices in Hitler’s Germany.

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Erdoğan accuses US of being ‘superior mind’ behind ‘parallel state’

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused the US government of being the “superior mind” behind the so-called “parallel state”, which is a term coined by Erdoğan in December 2013 to refer to people believed to be inspired by the ideas of Gülen, especially those within the state bureaucracy.

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Politicians react against move to frame Gülen movement as “terrorist organization”

A number of politicians have spoken out against politically motivated move to frame Gülen movement — a grassroots initiative comprising people inspired by Turkish Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen – as a “terrorist organization.”

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced on Friday that he is expecting a Cabinet decision that will officially declare sympathizers of the Gülen movement as a “terrorist organization” in order to put them on trial, in what is widely considered a move by the president of acting like the judiciary.

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Turkish consulate in Rotterdam asks to be informed about Erdoğan insults April 22, 2016

The Turkish Consulate General in Dutch city of Rotterdam has sent e-mail to Turkish expats as well as some civil society organizations in the country, requesting them to notify the consulate general about individuals who insult Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey in general and the Turkish people.

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Pro-gov’t daily ordered to pay compensation over ‘fabricated’ story on Erdoğan’s daughter April 20, 2016[history repeats itself]

Staunchly pro-government Akşam daily has been ordered to pay compensation to an opposition deputy for printing “fabricated” Twitter conversations of him with a journalist which it claimed indicated a plan to “assassinate” the daughter of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

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