A truck carrying agricultural workers collided with a milk tanker in the Aegean province of Manisa early on July 6, killing 15 passengers and wounding two
Category: MURAT YETKİN
A group of parliamentary deputies called on the Turkish government to resume the Kurdish peace bid immediately on July 3, after the peace process was shelved two months before the June 7 general election campaign.
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).
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
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
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
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has insistently reiterated that his Justice and Development Party (AKP) will not become involved in negotiations to form a governing coalition if prospective counterparts question President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s role as part of the talks
As ISIL militants plant mines on the Syrian border facing Turkey, the Turkish military has reinforced its presence on the other side of the barbed wire border amid a fresh political debate between the government and the opposition on taking military action in its neighbor.
Turkish business circles want to see the end of post-election uncertainties and express their concerns to politicians
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
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
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: EMRE DELİVELİ
When I travelled to England to watch my beloved Beşiktaş against Liverpool, I drove as far north as Hadrian’s Wall, which was built by the Romans in the second century as a defensive fortification.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
How probable is it to establish a grand coalition of the two biggest parties, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Republican People’s Party (CHP), in Turkey?
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