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Turkey’s Electoral Maelstrom        


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


NATO Member Turkey Afraid of Kurdish Independence More than Threat of ISIS (By Naji Dahi)

NATO Member Turkey Afraid of Kurdish Independence More than Threat of ISIS 

(ANTIMEDIA) Three days ago, Tayyip Erdogan, president of Turkey, announced that Turkey will not allow the creation of a Kurdish state on its south and south eastern border with Syria. 674 more words

Syria: The Crisis

Semih Idiz: Erdogan’s Shadow Still Looming Over Turkey

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


End of an Era? Governing AKP Wins But Loses Its Majority: Tomorrow’s Turkey in Question.

A CHP rally in southern Turkey

The elections for Turkish Grand National Assembly on 7 June 2015 have halted the AKP’s long hold on power. Despite remaining the largest party, election results were a surprise to the AKP. 975 more words


Turkey's Foreign Minister Helps Facilitate Antalyaspor Move for Samuel Eto'o

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? (By Oguz Alyanak and Umit Kurt)

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

Turkey: Domestic And Foreign Affairs

Erdogan threatens new vote

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