ECHR takes on Turkey’s freedom expression record
The images of ammunition and weapons belonging to the People’s Protection Units (YPG) found in storage in Afrin after the Turkish Armed Forces entered the northern Syrian city are likely to remain some of the most striking images from the entire operation.
Article 14 of law no. 298 regarding elections regulates the duties and authorities of the Supreme Election Board (YSK). Recently, with the significant amendments in the respective law, the YSK has new stakeholders, who are now allowed to exercise those duties and authorities. These are governors.
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.