Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘Nation-Building in Modern Turkey: The People’s Houses, the State and the Citizen,’ by Alexandros Lamprou (IB Tauris, 306 pages, £62*)
Category: GÜLSE BİRSEL
As you know, “Game Theory” is the theory for which mathematician John Nash, who passed away a couple of days ago, won the Nobel Prize in 1994.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
A consensus is established among the opponents of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) governance
Category: ERDAL SAĞLAM
The bottleneck in Turkey’s economy has been spoken about for a couple of years now. Under the headline “middle-income trap,” many have said the country needs a new growth story and a new economic vision to draw foreign capital.
President Erdoğan has justified the controversial allocation of a luxury car to Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs head, comparing the situation to the allocation of armored vehicles and private plane to the pope.
A simple, multiplayer game on the web has become the latest battleground for Turkish politics ahead of the June 7 general election, gaming website Kotaku has reported.
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is systematically trying to undermine the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to prevent it from crossing the 10 percent threshold in the June 7 election, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Like everybody else, I was astonished when the finance minister commented on the armored Mercedes allocated to the head of the Religious Affairs Directorate by saying, “The money spent on vehicles for public institutions is 3.3 billion Turkish Liras, peanuts in Turkey’s budget.”
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Three interesting articles appeared in the Turkish media on May 25, written by three journalists who are well-informed on developments within the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti).
Main opposition CHP deputy candidate Elif Doğan Türkmen was wounded in an armed attack at around 9 a.m. on May 26 in a restaurant in the southern province of Adana
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) head Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed to support farmers if his party is elected in the June 7 general elections during a campaign stop in the Central Anatolian province of Konya
Turkey has come a long way since political parties promised the moon to voters despite little hope of keeping their promises, according to an economics professor at TOBB University. Everyone has understood that there are budget constraints, says Fatih Özatay
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
I am not sure if Mark Twain really made this remark, which is attributed to him anyway. But what I do know is that Turkey’s top economic policymakers are talking and acting like denial is just a river in Egypt
Villagers in the Aegean town of Yırca have planted olive trees in the place where more than 6,000 olive trees were felled for the construction of a coal power plant in late 2014 even though locals had stood guard to prevent the destruction
Barış Sulu has made headlines as an openly gay individual running for parliament on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) ticket in the June 7 parliamentary election
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu said the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government will cause chaos in Turkey and problems in the economy if reelected in the general elections, on a televised interview May 24
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has reiterated his accusations that the country’s opposition parties in parliament, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), were acting together as a coalition against the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are fighting against a “six-team gang,” referring to the three opposition parties as well as two illegal organizations and the Gülen movement, while at a rally in the Aegean province of Manisa on May 24
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has vowed to end poverty in the country, while speaking at a rally in Istanbul’s Bakırköy district on May 24
Category: BLIND SPOT
Never use the numerical phrase ‘52 percent’ in any of your texts, even if it is an economy story. Other problematic numbers in the Turkish language are 31 and 69. Avoid them altogether
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