Date posted: January 31, 2014
NAMIK ÇINAR, TARAF
Who could imagine that the government would join the coup-plotters one day? But this has come true — the government has finally staged a coup.
When its involvement in corruption and bribery became public, and that this seemed like the tip of an iceberg, the government thought that it must cover up the subsequent investigation, fearing that yet more investigations would be started — and so crushed the police force and the judiciary like a steamroller. All of a sudden, the government assigned the entire blame for the corruption to the Hizmet movement, which it had once considered an old friend and partner. This was not enough for the government, however; now, it seems to be preparing to accuse the Taraf newspaper, which in the past made influential reports of coup attempts, of producing fabricated news reports.
Source: Todays Zaman , January 31, 2014