A large green area in Ankara, which contains a historical public building and thousands of trees, faces the threat of deforestation with a new amendment allowing up to 10 times more construction in the area
Turkey’s Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) has launched investigations into two prosecutors who declared as fake the story of an alleged assassination plot against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s daughter
Having been tested as a political chess player on many occasions throughout his decades-long career, Turkish President Erdoğan is facing another conundrum, as he is supposed to call for the formation of an interim power-sharing government as PM Davutoğlu returned the mandate.
Category: NURAY MERT
Finally, Turkey’s president made it clear the rules of the game have changed, as he recently stated that since the president was elected by the people last year, he cannot be expected to limit himself to the constitutional role of presidents
Category: YUSUF KANLI
The June 7 election appears to have taken place somewhere in outer space, not in Turkey
Category: AHMET HAKAN
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, “The system has changed in Turkey.” Then he went on, “What needs to be done is that the legal framework of this actual state should be verified by the new constitution.”
Category: MURAT YETKİN
“This is a de facto change in the system of administration,” Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan said over the weekend in his Black Sea hometown of Rize; “What is needed now is to make it clear [meaning official] with a new constitution.”
Category: ŞÜKRÜ KÜÇÜKŞAHİN
Some parts of the country are declared “special security” by the state; the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), on the other hand, declared them “autonomous.”
As the probability of forming a coalition weakened day by day, the business world’s expectations turned toward early elections as soon as possible, according to Hakan Güldağ, editor-in-chief of business daily Dünya. ‘Right now, the main hope is getting rid of the uncertainty,’ says the experienced journalist
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu should immediately return a mandate to form a government if a meeting with Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli fails to produce a coalition, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has said
The Turkish Lira weakened to a fresh record low against the dollar at 2.86 on Aug. 17, as investors’ concerns about the growing prospect of an early election and an escalating conflict between Ankara and Kurdish militants continued
Turkey’s Police Chief Training Center (PAEM) has stirred controversy by releasing a job posting that openly admits it intends to hire nine times more men than women as deputy police chiefs.
Stone excavation activities in the Saros Bay area of northwestern Turkey are destroying green spaces, turning them into deforested and smoke-covered land, pictures taken by a paragliding pilot reveal
The mayors of three Aegean resort towns in Turkey have called on the Education Ministry and Culture Ministry to postpone the reopening of schools by two weeks, in order for the tourism sector to compensate for the losses it has suffered this summer
A last-ditch effort by Turkey’s incumbent prime minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, to form a coalition has failed as a meeting with the country’s main nationalist party ended with no agreement, paving the way for new elections.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli and the leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), incumbent Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, are set to meet on Aug. 17 to decide whether to form a government or not with just around a week left until the expiration date of a 45-day deadline
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s declaration of a de facto shift in Turkey’s administrative system to a presidential system has infuriated opposition leaders, who say the declaration indicates “rule by diktat.”
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
I was among those unsurprised when breaking news emerged the other day that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Republican People’s Party (CHP) had failed to agree on forming a coalition government.
Category: İSMET BERKAN
Coalition talks failed. The why and how of it will be discussed anyway, what is important now is to be able to see ahead…
Category: GÜVEN SAK
Turkey held its election this June. Halfway through August, the country still has no government. Just before the election on June 7, 2015, I dubbed it as the outset of The Great Normalization in Turkey.
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