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Higher Election Committee (YSK), whose members are mostly made up from the remaining Kemalist establishment, had its play recently: “No, we are as bad as AKP. We cannot be behind in rights violations” (!), they seem to state…


Pro-Kurdish demonstrators shout anti-government slogans during a protest against Turkey’s election board, in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, June 22, 2011. The election board stripped a Kurdish lawmaker, Hatip Dicle, of his seat won in the June 12 election in parliament over a conviction for links to Kurdish rebels.The banner reads: ‘ Hatip Dicle is our lawmaker.'(AP Photo)

Public Floggins by the Supreme Election Council Will Continue

by M.A.M
Public Floggings Will Continue Until Morale Improves.

Mavi Boncuk | Turkey’s electoral commission has ruled a newly elected Kurdish politician cannot take his seat in parliament because of a prior terrorism-related conviction. The High Electoral Board ruled late Tuesday that Hatip Dicle is not eligible for Turkey’s new parliament, after winning a seat in the June 12 election.

Tragic story emerges as AKP candidate to replace banned BDP nominee

by ISTANBUL- Hürriyet Daily News
The mother of a 17-year-old son who was killed by a bomb set by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party, or PKK, three years ago, Oya Eronat, an MP for the ruling Justice and Development Party who will replace independent Hatip Dicle, says that she will bring a message of peace regarding the Kurdish issue to Ankara

Veto on elected MP sparks new stand off

by ANKARA- Hürriyet Daily News
The pro-Kurdish political party has called for a boycott of Parliament in the wake of a court decision to bar an independent candidate.

A new Parliament with empty seats?

by HDN
The ruling of the Turkish Supreme Election Board, or YSK, on deputy-elect Hatip Dicle?s right to enter Parliament has started a chain reaction, escalating the political tension in the country.

The Democracy Agenda

by Yigal Schleifer
I have a new policy briefing out for the Project on Middle East Democracy that looks at Turkey’s recent elections and what the results mean for the country’s ongoing democratization project. From the briefing:

Codes of the balcony speech

by DOĞU ERGİL
The jubilant prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has carried his party to power for the third time in troubled times delivered a victory speech on the balcony of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters on the night of the elections, June 12.

CHP chief calls for consensus on Parliament head elections

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
Main opposition Republican People?s Party leader Kılıçdaroğlu believes that the way to elect a new Speaker of Parliament could give early signs of mutual cooperation in politics. ?The new speaker should not be ?the speaker of the AKP but of all Parliament,? he says, as his call receives a warm reply from the ruling party

Turkey?s election, and democracy’s shadow, Gareth Jenkins

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Gareth Jenkins
The third successive victory of Turkey?s ruling party confirms its domination of the country?s political landscape. But a close study of the AKP’s evolving methods of rule reinforce grave doubts about the direction of Turkish democracy, says Gareth Jenkins.

La recette de l?AKP Conservatisme et modernité

by ACTURCA
l?Humanité (France) mardi 21 juin 2011
Hassane Zerrouky, Istanbul (Turquie), envoyé spécial

Le retour du fait religieux couplé aux tentations autoritaires du premier ministre Tayyip Erdogan et de son Parti de la justice et du développement (AKP) inquiètent en Turquie. Par ailleurs, le pouvoir fait un atout diplomatique de l?exceptionnelle croissance économique du pays, qui le classe au 17e rang mondial.

 

« Une mise au pas et un coup d?État civil »

by ACTURCA
l?Humanité (France) mardi 21 juin 2011
Entretien réalisé par Hassane Zerrouky
La romancière Mine Kirikkanat, auteure de la Malédiction de Constantin, brosse un état des lieux inquiétant de la démocratie dans son pays.
Pour la troisième fois, l?AKP remporte les élections législatives. Qu?en pensez-vous ?

En Turquie, une victoire ambiguë

by ACTURCA
Le Monde diplomatique (France) Mardi 21 juin 2011
Wendy Kristianasen

Sans surprise, le Parti de la justice et du développement (AKP) du premier ministre turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan a remporté une nouvelle victoire aux élections législatives du 12 juin, avec 326 sièges sur les 550 que compte le Parlement. Depuis l?instauration du multipartisme en Turquie, en 1946, l?AKP est la première formation à obtenir un troisième mandat d?affilée et à renforcer son score, proche cette fois de 50 % des voix.

 

Turquie : la confrérie de l?ombre

by ACTURCA
Le Monde (France) mercredi 8 juin 2011, p. 3
Guillaume Perrier, Istanbul Correspondance

La communauté religieuse de Fethullah Gülen a infiltré la police, la justice et l?AKP, le parti au pouvoir en Turquie. De quoi peser sur les élections du 12 juin

 

Le troisième triomphe électoral de M. Erdogan

by ACTURCA
Marianne (France) 18 juin 2011, p. 31
Élie Barnavi

Avec près de 50 % de voix, les islamo-conservateurs du Parti de la justice et du développement (AKP) se sont assuré dimanche dernier la majorité absolue au Parlement d?Ankara, leur permettant de gouverner la Turquie sans partage pour un troisième mandat de cinq ans et faisant ainsi de leur chef, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, le leader le plus puissant depuis Atatürk.

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