Hrant Dink, the founder of our newspaper, will be commemorated in Istanbul and various cities in the world on the 10th anniversary of his passing away.
The proposed constitutional amendments, which will transfer the executive power to the present, continue to be voted. First and second articles in the package are accepted yesterday. General Assembly will convene at 2 pm today.
On Monday, proposal for discussing the constitutional amendments in the parliament was passed with 338 votes in favor and 134 against.
Assistant Prof. Erhan Keleşoğlu was a faculty member at Istanbul University International Relations Department and was dismissed on October 2016. He answered the questions of Agos about Reina attack.
Starting from January 19, the state of emergency is extended for 3 more months.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım spoke at AKP group meeting. He stated that the parliament will discuss 3-month extension to the state of emergency this week. The state of emergency, which was declared after the coup attempt on July 15, had been extended for 3 months.
Vice Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş stated that the state of emergency will continue as long as it is necessary, new emergency decrees are about to be completed and investigation is launched against 347 social media accounts.
AP and Reuters reported that ISIS claimed the responsibility for the armed attack in Reina during New Year celebration in Istanbul.
As part of the case against shut-down Özgür Gündem newspaper’s executives and writers, novelist Aslı Erdoğan, linguist Necmiye Alpay and editor-in-chief of Özgür Gündem Zana Bilir Kaya are released in the hearing held today.