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Sunday saw Turkey hold its second general election in less than five months. It was big story for us, TRT World, and yours truly was the main anchor for the first half of the night. 339 more words

Istanbul 2015

Three Killed In Turkey Clashes

At least three people have been killed, following clashes with security forces, in a largely Kurdish town in southeast Turkey, where helicopter-backed troops had attempted to impose a curfew. 267 more words


Erdogan‘s AKP Party Wins Crucial Election in Turkey to Secure Power

Turkey’s Islamist-rooted AK Party swept to an unexpected victory in elections on Sunday, returning the country to single-party rule in an outcome that will boost the power of President Tayyip Erdogan but may sharpen deep social divisions. 712 more words

International Affairs

The strategy of securitization of Kurdish issue could turn against Turkish democratic and unitary future

Erdogan thought that the only way to make the pro-Kurdish party, guided by Selahattin Demirtaş, lose the incredible support received last June was to call for new elections and in the meantime reinstate the war against PKK. 1,221 more words

Middle East

Thousands take to the streets following carnage in Ankara

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Europe on Saturday to denounce the suspected double suicide attacks that killed at least 95 people during a peace rally in Ankara. 458 more words

International Affairs

Civilian Dies After Restaurant Shooting In Turkey

A Turkish civilian, shot and wounded by Kurdish militants, at a restaurant in southeastern Turkey, has died of his wounds. 272 more words


Turkish opposition accuses Erdogan of stalling on government mandate -- Plunging Turkey into political uncertainty not seen since the 1990s



Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan greets parliamentarians as he arrives at the Turkish parliament to watch a swearing-in ceremony in Ankara, Turkey, June 23, 2015… 477 more words