Unfortunately, there was a deadly clash in the southeastern district of Suruç.
It is good news that the government plans to finally lift the state of emergency, although the action has been postponed until after the snap presidential and parliamentary elections on June 24. The two major contenders in the elections, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) nominee Muharrem İnce have both pledged to do so.
The sense of being surrounded by enemies and being the constant target of foreign powers’ conspiracies are somehow thrilling and cause excitement among the public in all nations. This perception grows stronger as the country faces mounting challenges.
Two alliances have been established called the “People’s Alliance” and the “Nation Alliance.” They are slightly different in nature, however, they have very different political priorities.
Some 300 people, including former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, have penned an open letter demanding certain verses of the Quran be removed from the holy book!
Depreciation of the exchange rate with rising inflation and interest rates at the same time rings alarm bells.
Turkey’s Supreme Board of Elections (YSK) should have approved the İYİ (Good) Party’s participation in the upcoming elections well before the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) temporarily transferred 15 deputies so the İYİ Party would have the right to participate in the election.
A chemical attack last week that hit Syria’s Douma district, which is under siege by the forces of the Bashar al-Assad regime, killed 80 people including children. Some 200 people were also injured.
Relations between Turkey and Russia are moving towards a “strategic partnership” status, even if they are still not officially described that way.