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MHP leader and recent history

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

The constitutional referendum once again turned the spotlight on opposition Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli for the role he played in Turkey’s political life

Comment(s) 4/29/2017

Erdoğan has some tough choices to make

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

Leaving behind the recent constitutional referendum, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan can now take a deep sigh of relief and deliberate on what kind of strategy he will adopt for the next presidential election, which will be his next political test.

Comment(s) 4/28/2017

The paradox of the referendum

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

An interesting paradox of the April 16 referendum is that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) alliance, in comparison to the Nov. 1, 2015, elections, was able to increase its votes only in the east and especially in the southeast.

Comment(s) 4/27/2017

Analyzing the referendum results from Central Anatolia

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

As we all digest the results of Turkey’s April 16 referendum approving a shift to an executive presidential system, let’s take a look at Central Anatolia, one of the strongholds of nationalist and conservative sentiment.

Comment(s) 4/26/2017

What happened with the Kurdish votes?

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

An important debate following the referendum has focused on the shift of the Kurdish votes in the southeast

Comment(s) 4/20/2017

The most interesting coalition in Turkey's political history

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

Let’s approach the referendum results from a simple mathematical perspective

Comment(s) 4/19/2017

Is our fellow colleague in jail for tweets?

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

When I took a quick look at the indictment prepared for the executives of daily Cumhuriyet and the Cumhuriyet Foundation, one of the strange aspects among many that drew my attention was the focus on the intense communication traffic between journalist Kadri Gürsel and the Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ)

Comment(s) 4/12/2017

Questions getting in the way of Turkey

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

The latest report on the U.K.’s relations with Turkey by the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee shows important clues on the new theme developing in the West about the role of the Gülen community in the coup attempt on July 15, 2016.

Comment(s) 3/30/2017

Many headaches at Istanbul’s Galataport demolition

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

Weeks ago in this column I questioned the demolition of Istanbul’s Karaköy Passenger Lounge, a building that was supposed to be under first degree protection. Scrutinizing the Passenger Lounge and the historic adjacent post office building, I asked how the Istanbul Conservation Board could have allowed this.

Comment(s) 3/29/2017

Is Adil Öksüz an alien according to German intelligence?

SEDAT ERGİN writes:

The head of the German Federal Intelligence Service (BND - Bundesnachrichtendienst), Bruno Kahl, spoke to Der Spiegel magazine, stating that the Gülen community was not behind the July 15 coup attempt.

Comment(s) 3/22/2017

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