Ruling AKP has vowed to change the country’s administrative system from a parliamentary to a presidential system
Describing the presidential system as an “antidote” to introduce an effective system of governance, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş has turned criticism of the pledge around, associating “dictatorial rule” with Turkey’s current parliamentary system
A delegation of observers from OSCE has held meetings with executives from opposition parties in Turkey’s parliament ahead of the June 7 general elections
Turkish Prime Minister Davutoğlu accuses Pope Francis of ‘joining the conspiracy’ of an ‘evil front’ targeting the ruling AKP, after the pontiff referred to the killings of Ottoman Armenians in 1915 as ‘the first genocide of the 20th century.’
The provisional candidate lists for Turkey’s upcoming June 7 parliamentary elections were announced on April 15, finalizing the review process of the candidacy lists submitted by the country’s political parties to the Supreme Election Board (YSK)
PM Erdoğan has said 335 members of parliament from AKP would be sufficient, decreasing his demand for 400 MPs for the elections

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