Turkish President Erdoğan’s speech in a southeastern Turkish province was marred by a protest of workers and local mayors decision to boycott the presidential visit on May 2.

This brave woman shows V sign to Erdoğan’s bus, bodyguards did beat and detain her. via @arahmangok

Turkish PM Davutoğlu has accused the main opposition of resorting to ‘populism’ with electoral promises, while the CHP’s chairman Kılıçdaroğlu slammed the government for ‘unconscientious growth.’
Two of Turkey’s opposition parties have kicked-off their foreign election campaigns in Germany over the weekend, targeting the more than 2.7 million Turkish voters living abroad
Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan has said Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş is under the direct “tutelage” of Cemil Bayık, a senior leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)
The Governor’s Office in the eastern province of Erzincan has refused to grant permission to the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) to hold an election rally on April 25, citing an election rally by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) scheduled for April 26 as the reason
Ruling out the possibility of failing to enter parliament as a party in the June 7 parliamentary elections, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), considered by many as a kingmaker in the coming elections, has said it has no Plan B other than to clear Turkey’s 10 percent parliamentary threshold
Turkey is set to have its most critical elections in decades on June 7. It is particularly critical because President Tayyip Erdoğan has shifted the primary aim of the elections to being more than just forming a new parliament and government with a crushing majority for the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti)
Pledges in the main opposition CHP’s election manifesto triggered ruling AKP’s defensive responses such as, ‘Where will you find the finances? There is no such financing.’ Is it so?
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stirred a heated debate in Turkey by reading an Islamic-toned, patriotic poem in a television commercial filmed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Turkish victory in the Gallipoli campaign during World War I. Here is the video…
INSS Insight (Institute for National Security Studies) No. 687, April 20, 2015 Oded Eran & Gallia Lindenstrauss Despite repeated attempts over more than a decade, Turkish leader Erdogan has failed to command a central role for his country in a region beset by religious, ethnic, and economic controversies. In an attempt to win on all […]

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