Each day Turkey becomes a witness to incredible incidents. But the biggest threat to the country is to see these incidents as normal and internalize them
I recently visited the 24th International Sugar Organization Seminar in London before attending the Energy and Economy summit organized by the Atlantic Council in Istanbul
As expected, the results of the Nov.1 election started the congress debates for the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP)
The Nationalist Movement Party’s (MHP) recent Ankara rally was considerably weaker than the one it staged before the June 7 election
We are watching with astonishment how those people who sat down to negotiate with a 31-year-old terror organization left the table without taking the necessary precautions and, instead of taking responsibility for what followed afterward, are trying to get away by declaring anybody randomly as a “supporter” of the outlawed PKK.
The fact that National Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli made a challenge for a new election on the evening of the June 7 election day disrupted many options.
Some parts of the country are declared “special security” by the state; the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), on the other hand, declared them “autonomous.”
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, on the evening of the day when he assigned Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu to form the new government, addressed Turkey’s political parties, telling them “not to try the nation’s patience.”
On the June 7 election day, the Turkish voter revealed loud and clear that it does not want to go even one step backwards from democracy and that it was totally closed to an authoritarian system.