After the lone house in Istanbul’s popular Fikirtepe neighborhood, which stood for months refusing to settle with the municipality, another house now stands alone amid a vast urban transformation project in the Turkish capital
The ruling AKP's new chairman Ahmet Davutoğlu has pledged to work 'in harmony' with President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and promised 'unity' within the party. He also presented a nine-point of 'restoration' summary of AKP rule for the past 12 years, which he said will continue in the 'walk for the new Turkey'
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has elected Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu as its new chair during its extraordinary congress at the Ankara Arena Sports Hall. Here are the live updates as they happened throughout the day
President Abdullah Gül delivered his formal farewell message to the public, in which the outgoing president stressed that he had 'preserved his impartiality despite his political identity'
Category: SEDAT ERGİN
While assessing the presidential elections that took place Aug. 10, the most surprising results came from the front of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) candidate Selahattin Demirtaş.
Category: İSMET BERKAN
The expectation of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) from Ahmet Davutoğlu is not to govern the country until the general elections are held in June 2015, but to come out of these elections as a strong government.
Parliament Speaker Cemil Çiçek has felt an apparent need to underline the contribution played by the Alevis community in protecting Turkish culture
Category: YUSUF KANLI
It is just a joke. Has it ever happened? I have no idea. Most probably it was the product of a cheeky story teller. Once upon a time there was a sultan.
The Alevi Foundations Federations, which comprises of more than 900 associations, have declared their public support to Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu for the upcoming presidential election
Category: AKİF BEKİ
Where did the Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan blunder?
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
Days before the country’s first popular election for the presidency, Erdoğan’s speeches increasingly include references to national origins and religious beliefs
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
This Sunday, millions of Turks will go to ballots to vote for their next president. This will be the first time that the presidency, the top post in the republic, will be elected by popular vote.
'One of them came and said I was a Georgian. Then another came up and, I beg your pardon, called me uglier things, saying I was Armenian,' Erdoğan told to criticize his critics, sparking a fresh debate
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
While addressing a large crowd in İzmir the other day, during his campaigning for the presidency, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said: “I respect Alevis.
Category: AHMET HAKAN
In the past, the majority of those who oppose Recep Tayyip Erdoğan used to raise hell when they saw a bearded man and two headscarf wearing women; they would say, “Reactionism is here, reactionism.”
Erdoğan says: 'Hey Kılıçdaroğlu; I say I am a Sunni; why can’t you say you are an Alevi?' He says to Demirtaş: 'You say you are a Kurd, but you are a Zaza'
Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu left flowers in front of the Madımak Hotel in Sivas in memory of 35 people, mostly Alevi intellectuals, who were massacred in an arson attack 21 years ago
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The title of this column is borrowed from Yalçın Akdoğan, a close advisor to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and a columnist for the daily Star newspaper.
The International Religious Freedom Report has criticized Turkey over a rise in anti-Semitism and the status of the Halki seminary
The Alevi Bektaşi Federation, a leading umbrella organization of the Alevi community, has declared that it will not attend a fast-breaking iftar meal hosted by PM Erdoğan for Alevi organizations and opinion leaders
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