If I were Turkish, and not merely a sympathetic observer and part time resident, I would write an Open Letter to the opposition political parties that had separately and collectively achieved several goals in the June 7th elections: 1,290 more words
Al Monitor — With the general elections over, Turkey’s political agenda is dominated by speculation about the coalition government that has to be formed after the Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost the parliamentary majority it held for 12 years. 80 more words
Antalyaspor have been making waves recently at a time when football news is awash with transfer rumors; few are true, many are false. But the newly promoted side from Turkey’s Mediterranean coast has apparently… 349 more words
Erdoğan’s “New Turkey”: End of Pragmatism?
On June 7, 2015, Turkish constituents will be visiting the ballot box to elect a new leader. The Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has won seven consecutive elections (three general, three local and one Presidential) in the past 13 years, is once again the main contender of this election cycle. 2,272 more words
Facing utter disgust over a coalition with his AK Party by the other parties, Erdogan is bracing for a negative break towards the recent general election. 34 more words