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).
Category: YUSUF KANLI
There are some serious claims regarding probable election fraud. Most of these claims cannot be substantiated with any reasonable explanation. Some of them, however, are verified with numerous, indeed, massive first-hand complaints
Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Sırrı Süreyya Önder has said his party represents a historic chance in the upcoming general elections for the country to live together in harmony
Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran (KDPI) militants clashed with the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in the Iraqi-Iranian border town of Kelashin on May 24, as the KDPI attempted to set a PKK foothold as their base
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
Category: YALÇIN DOĞAN
“We have seen policemen who beat us with batons because we were ‘stepping on their shadow.’
In this predominantly Muslim country, whenever there has been a serious challenge to the “white” Turks’ secular democratic governance anchored to the West, the threat was defused through an anti-democratic intervention in politics by Turkey’s strong military.
The outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) released two people who they kidnapped a few days prior, in Turkey’s southeastern province of Muş on May 22
Political party organizations and citizens in Anatolia are apathetic towards pre-election campaigns, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
The European Parliament’s rapporteur for Turkey, Kati Piri, has expressed concerns over the “independence of the judiciary, freedom of expression and the freedom of press” in Turkey, adding “shutting Turkey’s door to the European Union is not what the parliament wants"
Deputy PM Yalçın Akdoğan has said the Kurdish peace process could come to an end if the Kurdish-oriented Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) passes the 10 percent threshold during the upcoming general elections.
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
Two people, including a soldier, were kidnapped in southeast Turkey on May 18 by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Devlet Bahçeli said the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) should not look to it for the perpetrators of the twin bombings at the HDP offices in Turkey’s southern provinces of Adana and Mersin
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is isolating the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, putting the peace process at grave risk, according to a delegation that recently applied to visit Öcalan
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
A group of politicians known as the “İmralı delegation” headed to the Kandil mountains in northern Iraq early May 18 to meet with senior leaders from the outlawed Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK)
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
With just a few weeks left to the general elections, the political parties, as well as President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, have geared up their campaigns with daily public rallies and increasingly harsh accusations against each other
“I don’t think my wife is too pleased with this situation,” said Selahattin Demirtaş, the co-chairman of the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), smiling shyly.
Smuggled cigarettes arrive in Turkey from Georgia, northern Iraq and Bulgaria, while there are large sums of money being transferred from the eastern parts of Turkey to Istanbul in line with smuggling activities
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