Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkish politics is an incredibly fun and surprising game for outsiders to read.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
It was not a surprise for many to see the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) rushing to aid the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and presenting the parliamentary speaker’s position on a golden plate.
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.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
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
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
When I sat down to pen this article, the third round of voting for to elect the new parliament speaker was about to finish.
A last-day move of Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli put an end to the last hopes for joint action by opposition parties, leading to İsmet Yılmaz, the incumbent defense minister of the outgoing AK Parti government, winning the Speaker of Parliament election on July 1.
The Nationalist Movement Party’s (MHP) effective support for the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) parliamentary speaker candidate will not impact the latter’s stance in coalition talks, according to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu
The Sivas massacre, an arson attack on mostly Alevi intellectuals inside the city’s Madımak Hotel staged by radical Islamists that killed 33 intellectuals and two hotel personnel, was commemorated on its 22nd anniversary on July 2 in Turkey’s Central Anatolian province of Sivas
A CHP deputy has slammed a huge police operation in Roma neighborhoods in the northwestern province of Edirne, saying the raid aimed to 'fuel ethnic discrimination' and 'advertise the police forces in the media'
A group of locals and environmentalist activists blocked the road to an untouched forested area in the Black Sea province of Artvin to prevent the activities of a mining firm
It was expected that the new Turkish parliament would fail to elect a new speaker in the first two rounds of voting on June 30, when a two thirds majority was needed
The leader of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), which has become key to the imminent election of Turkey’s new parliament speaker, has left the door open to forming a coalition government with the Justice and Development Party (AKP), while defining three strict preconditions for such an agreement
Turkish Defense Minister İsmet Yılmaz of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) was elected the country’s new parliamentary speaker in the fourth round and with the covert support of the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on July 1 in a sign of possible coming coalition between the two
With the completion of the parliament speaker election process, all eyes have turned to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is expected to give mandate to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu early next week, thus starting the 45-day long government-making process
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
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 550-seat parliament failed to elect a new speaker on June 30 as no candidate managed to receive 367 votes. The AKP candidate, İsmet Yılmaz, led the two rounds that took place on the first day. 'If the HDP supports [CHP candidate] Deniz Baykal tomorrow, we will not vote for Baykal,' MHP chair Bahçeli has said.
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