Category: UĞUR GÜRSES
Central Bank Governor Erdem Başçı, who was rumored to have resigned on Thursday, just like Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan, spoke to me on the phone in a wry tone of voice. He thanked me for my “get well soon” wishes and said he was using antibiotics
Category: GÜVEN SAK
Denmark has had no majority government since 1982. Turkey, on the other hand, has been ruled by a tight single party majority since 2002. That is 33 years of debate and deal-making in Denmark and 13 years of parliamentary hegemony in Turkey
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is set to embark on a one-day trip to Saudi Arabia on Feb. 28 to meet new Saudi King Salman, who assumed his post last month.
Category: AHMET HAKAN
Adem Sözüer is a criminal law professor. He is the Dean of the School of Law at Istanbul University. He has always been on the side of rights and law, each and every time: During the Feb. 28 period, during the military tutelage period, and during the period when the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) was making legal reforms. He has always been on the side of law, on the side of rights
The HDP has announced a call by the jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to hold a congress in spring to discuss disarmament in Turkey
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan strongly criticized Austria on Feb 28 for approving a controversial bill that revises the status of Muslims in the European country
Category: YUSUF KANLI
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is boasting around that it will enter the upcoming June elections as a political party and produce over 60 deputies, thereby becoming the “king-maker” in the Turkish parliament.
Category: EMRE DELİVELİ
As I noted in my last column, almost all Turkey economists were expecting the Central Bank to cut its policy and borrowing rates at the Monetary Policy Committee rate-setting meeting on Feb. 24.
The Turkish lira dropped to a record low of 2.5185 against the dollar on Feb. 27
A ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy has caused consternation by retweeting an insulting post about former President İsmet İnönü, one of the founders of the Turkish Republic, triggering reactions even from her own fellow party members.
Turkey has secured a discount of 10.25 percent in the price of what it pays for Russian gas, but consumers won’t see any changes in their utility bills due to the current weakness of the Turkish Lira, Energy Minister Taner Yıldız said on Feb. 27
Unlike what many argue, establishing an authentic Turkish-style presidential system is both possible and necessary, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stressed, underlining that presidential systems in different countries around the world vary in form
Dozens of ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers, including a number of former ministers, who are banned from running for parliament in the upcoming elections due to the AKP’s internal three-term limit, have met with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to demand an easing of the rule
The International Press Institute’s (IPI) Turkish National Committee has announced that it will start a campaign against the increasing number of defamation lawsuits targeting journalists in Turkey. President Erdoğan's initiative is described as 'dangerous development for democracy.'
Category: ÖZGÜR KORKMAZ
As the general elections to be held on June 7 loom, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seems to have no intention of loosening his grip on the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) - or on daily politics.
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The blueprint for the New Turkey desired by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his followers is taking shape, and the picture is not pretty.
The timing of a lengthy meeting between PM Davutoğlu and Deputy PM Babacan has led to speculation suggesting Babacan resigned from his post after President Erdoğan continued his criticism of the Central Bank
Apparently inspired by ‘Erdoğan’s 16 warriors,’ several electoral candidates for Turkey’s ruling AKP have posed for their nomination campaign posters dressed in the Ottoman style, going viral on social media with some users mocking and others supporting them.
A woman in southwestern Turkey has aborted her baby, after her boyfriend accused of wounding her and killing her mother
Prominent Turkish journalist Can Dündar was present at the Istanbul Çağlayan Courthouse on Feb. 26 to testify on charges of “insulting” President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
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