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Main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has criticized the detention of the co-mayors of the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, asking why Gültan Kışanak and Fırat Anlı were not detained previously “if they supported terror.”
All four major parties and a coalition party which will participate in Turkey’s upcoming June 7 elections have announced their election manifestos, with each elaborating on different topics
Umut Erdem – ÇANKIRI
Turkey’s High Election Board (YSK) is under the influence of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and, like him, is not impartial ahead of the June 7 general election, Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed to continue to hold public rallies and to urge voters to vote for the sake of Turkey’s future, despite strong criticism from the opposition, calling on all political party leaders to not be disturbed by his political rhetoric
Bülent Sarıoğlu - ANKARA
Ballot boxes irregularities in Turkey affect the election results by around 10 to 15 percent, the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) recently claimed to a delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
Zeynel Abidin Besleney talks to the Hürriyet Daily News about his new book exploring the past, present and future of Circassian political activism in Turkey
MELBOURNE – Anadolu Agency
Turkish citizens living in Australia went to polling stations on May 8 to become the first to cast their ballots in Turkey’s June 7 general election.
Peoples’ Democratic Party co-chairman Selahattin Demirtaş has criticized President Erdoğan for exploiting religion and the Muslims’ holy book, the Quran, while equally slamming the religious directorate for remaining silent on the issue
President Erdoğan has hailed Italy’s decision to ban the formation of coalition governments in the name of providing stability, amid predictions that Turkey’s upcoming parliamentary elections might force a coalition government, ending more than a decade of single-party rule by the AKP
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reportedly disapproved of his predecessor’s visit to Armenia in 2008 as part of reconciliation efforts between the two countries, despite supporting the initiative at that time.
A six-member cross-party delegation from the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) paid a pre-electoral visit to Turkey on May 5-6 for observation ahead of the June 7 elections