One of the most striking changes that have recently been made to the electoral system is the composition of ballot box committees.
Let us assume that in a medium-sized Turkish province of one million voters with a representation of 10 lawmakers in the parliament, the ballot boxes have been opened and the following result announced:
Despite all the diplomatic contacts following U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s recent visit to Ankara, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is not likely to drop his sharp rhetoric against the U.S.
Ambassador Nabi Şensoy, one of Turkey’s most distinguished diplomats, was recently buried in a simple funeral ceremony in İzmir.
The Turkish Armed Forces and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) have surrounded the city of Afrin in northern Syria with a “safe-zone” strip, which narrows to three kilometers in some places and expands to 10 kilometers in other places
Resolution 2401 adopted by the United Nations Security Council on Feb. 24 that called for a 30-day ceasefire has failed to bring tranquility to Syria and it seems unlikely that the resolution can achieve this goal.
A law proposal to change the prerequisites for academic titles is passing through parliamentary procedures, sadly without adequate debates among academic circles and in the public.
Last week’s most important developments in Turkey have included getting into a surprise normalization process with two major Western countries with whom Ankara’s relations were stuck in a rut of deep uncertainty.
The office of Turkey’s Chief of General Staff on Feb. 15 issued a second statement regarding the de-escalation zone in the Idlib province of Syria and announced that it built another observation post in the province.