Turkey still heads the notorious list of countries sued or convicted at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), but the number of applications against Ankara has recently been falling.
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is making calculations in an effort to determine how many extra seats it must win in June 7 elections to allow it to change the constitution on its own.
EU urges HDP not to take risks in upcoming polls

On June 7, 2015, some 54 million Turkish people will cast their votes to elect their parliamentary representative and to elect the new government.
The Turkish lira hit a record low against a strong dollar on Jan. 30, weighed down by expectations that the Central Bank could hold an extraordinary meeting next week to cut interest rates.
The Health Ministry is planning to introduce new measures and limitations on the use of tobacco in public places in Turkey, daily newspaper Sabah reported on Jan. 30.
On June 7, 2015, some 54 million Turkish people will cast their votes to elect their parliamentary representative and to elect the new government.

Turkish fighter jets entered Greek airspace after Panos Kammenos flew over uninhabited islets off Turkey coast which nearly triggered war in 1996

Greece’s new nationalist defence minister has prompted Turkey to scramble fighter jets just days after taking office by taking a helicopter trip over the uninhabited islets off the Turkish coast that nearly triggered a war in 1996.

 

Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos starts his term by reportedly leaving a wreath off the waters of the Aegean islets that led Ankara and Athens nearly to the point of war in the past. The right-wing politician’s move came days before PM Tsipras, leader of dovish Syriza, visits Greek Cyprus.

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