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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

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:


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


Waiting for the Polls

Sunday Island Editorial, May 23, 2015

President Maithripala Sirisena’s recent statement that there will be a new government in September has fuelled speculation in political circles that Parliament will be dissolved shortly. 596 more words

Sri Lanka

06.01.15: Sophistication

Miguel Otero, the head of El Nacional, gave an interview to Globo published today in which he discussed the socio-political situation in Venezuela.

Otero is currently involved in a lawsuit launched by National Assembly president Diosdado Cabello over the publication of allegations that Cabello is involved in drug trafficking operations. 572 more words

Daily Update

Sri Lankan politics at a critical juncture!

As published in Asian Tribune, May 31, 2015
By Philip Fernando

President Sirisena is striving hard to be the erstwhile dedicated egalitarian leader propelled into power in January due to the fractious nature of politics now: the passage of 20A is in the balance and the date of next election has receded as a pall hangs over the careers of MPs unsure of getting nominations. 744 more words

Sri Lanka