Category: BURAK BEKDİL
If countries were human beings and could be put to a therapist’s chair, Turkey would probably be sent to a clinic instead of being prescribed regular sessions. Before one overcomes the shock from one absurdity, one would be showered by five more (often heavier) blows.
Category: FATİH ÇEKİRGE
What kind of messages should we deduce from the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) recent election primaries?
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
On June 7, just 67 days from now, Turkey will go to the polls in what many in Ankara regard as one of the most crucial elections for the future of the country.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
As one of our editors said around the front page desk yesterday, our news agenda on March 31 could have made headlines for at least a month in any Scandinavian newspaper.
The Japanese company TAISEI has pressured top Turkish authorities for payment of the company’s additional costs to finish the Marmaray line in Istanbul earlier than planned
Scores of provinces in Turkey, including Istanbul and Ankara, were hit by massive power blackouts on March 31
Two suspected members of an outlawed far-left group were killed by security forces after they took a prosecutor hostage at an Istanbul courthouse March 31. The prosecutor, who was in the case into the killing of the youngest Gezi victim, succumbed to his injuries.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has described his presidential system as “pro-freedom, human-focused and based on the separation of powers”
The ruling AKP government has also suggested a hike in pensions as part of its pre-election campaign
Perhaps it was the remarks of Deputy PM Arınç and former President Gül that forced PM Davutoğlu to clarify his position regarding the 'strong presidency' model that President Erdoğan has been advocating for months.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
President Erdoğan was granted the power to use a 'discretionary fund.' But why?
Category: NURAY MERT
The recent Newroz declaration of the jailed PKK leader Öcalan contained many ambiguities, but it could still be considered a positive step on the path of the so-called 'peace negotiations.'
PM Davutoğlu has submitted the ruling AKP's draft election manifesto, which includes the adoption of the presidential system
Both President Erdoğan and PM Davutoğlu have violated their oaths of office over the government’s move to seek Erdoğan’s consent for its election manifesto, CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
Two Turkish police officers, including the former chief of police, have been arrested in Istanbul following their extradition from Bucharest on suspicion of illegally bugging the Turkish prime minister's office in 2014.
Turkey’s parliamentary system must be changed to a presidential system, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said
Turkey’s existing parliamentary system has been in the waiting room to be replaced by the presidential system since the last year’s presidential election, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, reiterating his demand for '400 lawmakers' in the June 7 general election to make this change possible.
There was a reception at Istanbul’s gorgeous Çırağan Palace on the evening of March 26 held by top industrialist Güler Sabancı in honor of Sabancı University member Dr. Fatih Birol’s election as the director of the International Energy Agency (IEA); she seemed truly proud of Birol’s success.
President is right in calling for a presidential system, PM Davutoğlu says
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has tried to silence the polemic between Bülent Arınç and Melih Gökçek by saying, “They are both wrong.”
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