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Sunday 24 July, 2018 Update: Erdogan Wins

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared victory in Turkey’s presidential election. The Anadolu Agency reports that 95.5% of votes have been counted, and Erdogan has a 52.72% share of the national vote. 257 more words

International Relations

Polls open in Turkey's elections

Turks began voting Sunday in dual parliamentary and presidential polls seen as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s toughest election test, with the opposition revitalised and his popularity at risk from growing economic troubles. 733 more words

To what extent did the AKP use their grip on the Turkish media to frame the November 2015 election in Turkey as a choice between stability and chaos?

Submitted to the University of Glasgow for the Political Institutions and Communications Module I took as part of my MSc in Media, Communications and International Journalism course – © Rhiannon J Davies, 2017… 4,453 more words

Hvorfor Erdogan kan miste makten…

By Fatma Betul Sarayli

Oslo, 23.06.2018

Søndag vil være en skjebnesvanger dag for tyrkere, en dag hvor Tyrkias konstitusjonelle reformer trer i kraft, noe som gir presidenten enorme makter som ble godtatt i en kontroversiell folkeavstemning i 2017. 1,601 more words

Streetphilosopher

Germany’s Angela Merkel keeps Turkey at arm's length

Turkey’s upcoming presidential election can also been seen as a preliminary vote on the future of its accession to the EU. While German-Turkish ties remain tense, it wasn’t long ago that things seemed to be promising. 815 more words

Erdo-Gone? Globalism Faces a Major Challenge in the Upcoming Elections in Turkey as Football Takes Again Becomes a Political Tool

On June 24 2018, Turkey will head into a crucial election which will define the future of the nation. The reverberations of this election will be felt far beyond the borders of Turkey, as it is a battle between globalism and nationalism. 1,482 more words

Politics

Religious Turkish party turns against ex-ally Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Sunday’s elections risks seeing his vote critically eroded by an unlikely foe — a religiously conservative party with roots in the same Islamic political ideology as his own. 667 more words