The possibility that the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will not pass the 10 percent threshold to enter Turkey’s parliament would be regarded as a “democratic problem,” European Parliament’s rapporteur on Turkey has said, while expressing growing concerns over pressure on the media in Turkey
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Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has criticized Turkish business leaders for being silent over opposition parties’ “unrealistic” economic promises, speaking a special meeting late on May 25, a source familiar with the gathering has told the Hürriyet Daily News
An Armenian foundation plans to demolish and rebuild Kamp Armen, an Armenian orphanage in the Tuzla district of Istanbul, after a controversial demolition plan was shelved, as the land owner said he would donate it to the Armenian community
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Uncertainty dominates the program to “train-and-equip” moderate elements of the Syrian opposition that Ankara and Washington were said to have agreed on months ago.
Turkey’s three main opposition parties have all ruled out a possible coalition with the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) after the June 7 general election, in the event that the AKP does not get enough votes to form the government on its own
Hürriyet Dünyası (Hürriyet World), Turkey’s largest media ecosystem, is the leader of its sector thanks to its investments in Big Data, which improved satisfaction of both its users and advertisers, said Vuslat Doğan Sabancı
Category: ÇINAR OSKAY
“I’ll ask you something completely besides politics: Do you think Ayatollah Khomeini was a good person in his heart?” I ask Hamed, a harsh anti-regime academician
The Doğan Media Group’s Publishing Principles Committee has reaffirmed its commitment to non-partisan, impartial reporting at a meeting in Istanbul.
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is taking measures to prevent fraud in the vote-counting process of the June 7 general election, warning that potential election fraud would have “serious consequences.”
Category: MURAT YETKİN
On May 19, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu reserved an important part of his speech during an election rally in Zonguldak to attacking daily Hürriyet
Category: MUSTAFA AKYOL
Daily Hürriyet (in Turkish) recently had a phenomenal letter on its first page titled, “We call on the esteemed president.”
Turkish President Erdoğan’s chief advisor Yiğit Bulut has declared his readiness to defend his boss with 'two pistols and hundreds of bullets'
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has claimed that the opposition parties “cooperated” for the recent twin bomb attacks on Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) headquarters in southern Turkey
The dynamics of the Kurdish issue have changed so much that whoever wins the upcoming election will have to face a new Kurdish reality, according to prominent security expert Nihat Ali Özcan. The election will not solve the issue, but it will shape how it will evolve
The editor-in-chief of daily Hürriyet, Sedat Ergin, has responded to claims made by the Turkuvaz Media Group and the PM
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
There were many things to emphasize about Turkey’s March Balance of Payments (BoP) statistics, which were released by the Central Bank and the Turkish Statistical Institute on May 12.
Turkey and Greece should resolve their problems peacefully by creating common interests in the region, making use of the “God-given” opportunity of being neighboring countries, Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias has said
Category: EMRE KIZILKAYA
Weeks before the general elections, Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has changed its much-criticized digital strategy, replacing its infamous “trolls” with a “regular army” - at least on paper.
Hürriyet Dünyası (Hürriyet World), which reaches 70 percent of Internet users in Turkey, has collected six INMA awards
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