Category: SEMİH İDİZ
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has little love lost for Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who he sees as a dictator that ousted the country’s democratically elected president in a military coup, and went on to stage-manage an election to give himself the appearance of being a democratic leader.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
In democratic countries, election campaigns probably start with rallies, an inauguration of some local administration or central government achievements.
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
About a decade ago, the (politically) Western hemisphere enthusiastically volunteered for a political experiment based on generous euphemism for “moderate” Islamism, unable to see that there is only Islamism and there are only physically more violent forms of Islamism.
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
Apparently the reason behind the appointment of the head of İstanbul Security Department as the minister of interior in the cabinet set up by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was the “wars of brotherhood” within the security department.
Category: ERDAL SAĞLAM
The market sees the necessity of a coalition, produced by Turkey’s June 7 election, as continuing - in the interests of economic stability.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
A comprehensive police raid on one of Turkey’s top conglomerates, Koza İpek Holding, which owns opposition media outlets, television channels Bugün TV and Kanaltürk and newspapers Bugün and Millet, came only two months before the early elections that will take place on Nov. 1.
The relative of a soldier killed last month in an attack by the outlawed PKK has been arrested by a Turkish court for “insulting the president” in the latest instance of proceedings being opened against those alleged to have defamed Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Five officials from Turkey’s Foreign Ministry resigned before an Aug. 31 deadline to run in the upcoming parliamentary elections on Nov. 1, ministry spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç said Sept. 2.
Turkish police on Sept. 1 used tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse protestors in central Istanbul, detaining over a dozen people.
The co-chair of the Kurdish problem-focused HDP has claimed the conditions in the eastern and southeastern Anatolian regions of the country were unsuitable for an election campaign due to ongoing clashes between Turkish security forces and terrorists
Global business leaders will discuss world economy risks and their expectations from G-20 countries in a series of meetings in the capital city of Ankara on Sept. 3-5
Category: DEFENSE UPDATE
With parliamentary elections scheduled for Nov. 1 and defense bureaucracy at a near standstill, some military planners are questioning the wisdom of a controversial Turkish defense contract for the construction of the country’s first long-range air and anti-missile defense system
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“One Turk is worth the entire world.” This is a saying attributed to the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
Turkey has a serious problem with its international image. An increasing number of people around the world see the country as a breeding ground and facilitator of Islamic terrorism.
Sözcü, a Turkish daily fiercely critical of the government, has left the slots for opinion columns in the paper empty to protest the government’s “increasing pressure.”
Turkey is preparing voting stations for Turkish nationals living abroad, with 112 to be opened in 54 countries before the Nov. 1 general election, the country’s electoral authority said on Sept.1
As the new legal year started with ceremonies held at courts across the country on Sept. 1, the Union of Turkish Bar Associations (TBB) announced that it would mark the occasion by marching to Atatürk’s mausoleum in Ankara on Sept. 5, “hand in hand with the citizens” to stress the “need for the rule of law and to stand against terror.”
Supreme Court of Appeals President İsmail Rüştü Ciri has warned against groups substituting their own interests for the public’s interest, in an indirect reference to the Gülen Movement in the civil service affiliated with U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen
Security forces will take all necessary measures to ensure election safety on Nov. 1 in a bid to avoid the repetition of problems that allegedly occurred in the June 7 polls, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
Assignments to most state institutions and organizations have been halted in the run-up to snap elections on Nov. 1, after the formation of an interim government
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