Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
Turkey proudly announced plans in June to design, develop and produce an indigenous Turkish regional jet, a first time in the country’s history, but aviation experts and defense industry are now questioning the first Turkish jet’s “Turkishness.”
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
The veil of mystery is being lifted from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist Orhan Gönder, who planted a bomb at a Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) rally in Diyarbakır before the June 7 election, causing four deaths. Daily Hürriyet columnist Mehmet Y. Yılmaz writes
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The words in the headline were uttered by Celal Doğan after his visit to Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan last week
Amid opposition parties’ anger over a delayed start in negotiations to form a coalition government, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said the president will give the mandate to form the new government later this week
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Celal Doğan met President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan last week; its story was in daily Hürriyet.
The Justice and Development Party (AKP) has finalized its preparation for coalition talks by drafting a roadmap to guide Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu during the first round of meetings with other party leaders, which will kick off this week.
Celal Doğan, a senior politician from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has reportedly told President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan during a private meeting that a potential coalition between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) would likely be labeled a “war cabinet.”
Reports that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) recalled commanders deployed along part of its border with Syria to the capital Ankara for a meeting on a possible military incursion into Syria “do not reflect reality,” Turkish military sources stated on July 6
A religious service was held at an Alevi house of worship which has been turned into museum, the Hacı Bektaş-ı Veli dervish convent, for the first time after almost two centuries with the cooperation of Alevi associations from Turkey and Europe
Turkey’s cabinet convened on July 6 under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to discuss growing tension on the Turkish-Syrian border, amid the advance of jihadist militants in northwestern Syria that could trigger another massive refugee influx
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has failed to give any party a mandate to attempt to form a coalition government, one month after general elections, while the newly elected parliamentary speaker’s office has also been stalling the coalition talks, the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has argued.
The Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) has recalled the commanders of troops deployed along part of its border with Syria to the capital Ankara, for a meeting during which they will discuss a possible military incursion into Syria.
A group of parliamentary deputies called on the Turkish government to resume the Kurdish peace bid immediately on July 3, after the peace process was shelved two months before the June 7 general election campaign.
A majority of Turkey’s ambitious multibillion dollar weapons system programs have quietly sunk into a period of uncertainty following the June 7 parliamentary elections, according to official and defense industry sources
The countdown for the formation of a new government will begin next week after President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gives the mandate to incumbent Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, but analysts suggest no government will be formed before the end of Ramadan in mid-July
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkish politics is an incredibly fun and surprising game for outsiders to read.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu lives the difficult life of fiction heroes.
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Some coalition options have been exhausted before they were even tried, like the three–party combination that included the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP).
There are two twin myths concerning political Islam in Turkey: First, that a Kemalist regime enjoyed unchallenged authority in Turkey for many decades from 1923 until the 1990s.
It was something predictable to say that Turkish foreign policy, especially its policy regarding Syria and the Middle East, could not remain the same in a coalition as it was when Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) was in a single-party government
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