Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
The first Gulf War in 1991 introduced the concept of Northern Iraq to Turkish political jargon.
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has strongly warned the Turkish government against starting any military intervention in Syria, saying this would have a high cost for the whole country
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Everything seems surreal in the Turkish capital nowadays
The necessity of forming a new government does not constrain the incumbent Justice and Development Party (AKP) government from protecting the country’s interests, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said, while reiterating that Turkey was prepared for all necessary measures to tackle security threats along its borders
Turkey’s parliament is electing a new speaker today in a vote that could provide clues as to a future coalition government.
Turkish business circles want to see the end of post-election uncertainties and express their concerns to politicians
Turkey has an authoritarian political culture that lacks cultural mechanisms against authoritarian tendencies, according to a prominent scholar. ‘Therefore a coalition is the best political solution for Turkey,’ says Professor Yılmaz Esmer
Category: NURAY MERT
As it is unclear when Turkey will manage to end its political uncertainty through the formation of a coalition government, we face a new crisis of foreign policy concerning Syria
As the Turkish military plays with time to fulfil a government directive to intervene in Syria in order to establish a security strip there, foreign policy issues’ importance rise in the agenda of coalition talks between the incumbent Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) and the social democratic Republican People’s Party (CHP), which are expected to start later this week
Deploying Turkish soldiers into Syria is not among the steps expected to be taken in the short term, daily Hürriyet has learned. Hitting ISIL’s frontline with long-range artillery deployed on Turkish territory or with aerial attacks, while also lending arms and ammunition support to opposing rebel forces, are expected.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Ankara deputy and deputy group leader Levent Gök has demanded parliament search for bugs in his party’s rooms after signals from listening devices were found in two deputies’ rooms.
A deputy from the Republican People’s Party (CHP) has filed a parliamentary question to Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekçi over how businessman Reza Zarrab, who was embroiled in Turkey’s huge graft probe that went public in December 2013, was awarded for the high export performance of his company, Volgam Gıda
Hours before Turkey’s newly elected parliament was scheduled to gather on June 30 to elect a new speaker, candidates resumed visits to party leaders to seek support for their bids
Eccentric Turkish model Tuğçe Kazaz has stepped into the long-running toilet dispute between President Erdoğan and Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kılıçdaroğlu, saying the extravagant presidential palace does not have gold-plated toilet seats. '“I used the toilets twice during my visit,' she said.
Having taken oaths last week, Turkey’s newly elected deputies will gather on June 30 at a plenary session for checking the first item on their checklist: electing one member of Turkey’s 25th term of parliament as its speaker for the next two years
Two major consul generals in Istanbul have taken to Istanbul’s famous Istiklal Street to show their support for the LGBTI community in Istanbul
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
The two relative losers of the June 7 elections, Justice and Development Party (AKP) head Ahmet Davutoğlu and Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, are clearly the leaders with the best post-election performance.
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
The June 7 elections put an end to the unchallenged hegemony of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has marked Turkish politics since 2002.
Category: YALÇIN DOĞAN
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan keeps on using divisive and discriminatory rhetoric:
Turkey’s government wants more active military action to support the Free Syrian Army (FSA) against the regime, Kurdish and jihadist forces in Syrian territory, but the military is reluctant to do so, playing for time as the country heads for a new coalition government, official sources told the Hürriyet Daily News
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