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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
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.
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.
An important debate following the referendum has focused on the shift of the Kurdish votes in the southeast
Let’s approach the referendum results from a simple mathematical perspective
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)
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.
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.
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.
Yet another clash has erupted between the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government and Europe, this time regarding the Venice Commission’s highly critical report on the constitutional amendments to be voted on in the April 16 referendum
One significant difficulty facing us while evaluating the situation that emerged last weekend in the Netherlands is that no such incident has ever occurred in recent history.
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