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

ANKARA | BY GULSEN SOLAKER AND ERCAN GURSES

Reuters

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

Turkish President Erdogan's Triple Defeat

Voters struck back at the ruling AK Party in parliamentary elections Sunday, depriving it of a majority and likely stopping the president’s latest power grab.

Read Here – The Atlantic

Middle East

Rattled by Asya seizure, global analysts gloomy about Turkish economy

original story found here on Today’s Zaman.  For a related story, see here.

In what is seen as a political maneuver just a week before the June 7 parliamentary election, the much-debated government crackdown on the country’s largest Islamic lender has jolted global market analysts and politicians, who drew a dark picture of Turkish markets, which are highly dependent on foreign capital inflow. 1,274 more words

Turkey

Weakening Economy Threatens Turkish Government’s Election Chances

Voter dissatisfaction could pose risk to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ambitions

Great article on the WSJ:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/weakening-economy-threatens-turkish-governments-election-chances-1432814838

*Good to see the western press covering Turkey because many things are off limits for the Turkish press (See here)

Turkey

Is the CHP Restoring Some of its Mojo?

I cheated on my own blog today by writing a post for Michael Koplow’s excellent Ottomans and Zionists. Below is an excerpt.

It is tempting to write the CHP campaign’s obituary before the June 7 elections.

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Milat'tan önce* Valley of the Wolves - Nationalist drama borrows heavily from predecessor

*”Milattan önce” is Turkish for “before Christ,” but here means “before Milat.”

Turkish national TV station TRT’s latest effort in a series of moves to rebrand the channel through a combination of big-budget projects and pro-government messages appeared on April 3rd in the form of the new international spy drama… 1,245 more words

TV

Milat'tan önce* Valley of the Wolves - Nationalist drama borrows heavily from predecessor

*”Milattan önce” is Turkish for “before Christ,” but here means “before Milat.”

Turkish national TV station TRT’s latest effort in a series of moves to rebrand the channel through a combination of big-budget projects and pro-government messages appeared on April 3rd in the form of the new international spy drama… 1,243 more words

TV