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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
The June 7 elections put an end to the unchallenged hegemony of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has marked Turkish politics since 2002.
Three days ago, Süleyman Demirel, a guru of Turkish politics, died at the age of 90.
A new book by a longtime advisor to former President Abdullah Gül, Ahmet Sever, is Turkey’s latest sensation.
The night of June 7 was pleasantly surprising for many Turks that I know - and myself.
Yeni Şafak, one of the many Turkish newspapers that passionately supports President Tayyip Erdoğan and his AKP (Justice and Development Party) government, had an interesting headline yesterday: “They opened war with five newspapers: The target is Muslim leader Erdoğan.”
Last Saturday, President Tayyip Erdoğan joined a huge rally in Istanbul, which marked the 562nd anniversary of the Turks’ conquest of Istanbul
In just a week, Turkey will have its general elections. Most Turks know the details of this ambitious race, but some outsiders seem a bit confused. So, I decided to give you a brief 101 today
About a decade ago, Turkey was widely seen as the shining star of the Muslim world - an increasingly liberal democracy and a booming economy led by a cadre of reformist Islamists united under the Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Turkey is full of political controversies, and not all of them are really significant. The recent controversy over a luxury Mercedes car bought for the head of the Directorate of Religious Affairs (“Diyanet” in Turkish) was arguably significant, though.
Daily Hürriyet (in Turkish) recently had a phenomenal letter on its first page titled, “We call on the esteemed president.”
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