Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş celebrated opening a soda can during his meeting with Turkish humorists and cartoonists in Istanbul, teasing President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s successive inauguration meetings on the run up to the June 7 elections.
An election campaign truck of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has been prevented from entering a city square in the eastern province of Erzurum, Doğan News Agency reported on May 29.

Demirtaş of HDP met with cartoonists.

German Green Party co-chair and one of the most prominent European politicians of Turkish descent Cem Özdemir criticized former party member and now parliamentary election candidate for ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) Ozan Ceyhun.
Two opposition parties have each said they will hold election rallies this weekend at Kazlıçeşme Square in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district, despite repeated rejections to use the area, which the Zeytinburnu District Election Board said was “unavailable for rallies.”
Before the general election which will be held on June 7, we talked to people in Hatay province. Problems are great: Syria and economic downturn.
Turkish citizens in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania and Kosovo will be casting their votes on May 30-31 for Turkey’s general elections set for June 7
The possibility that the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) will not pass the 10 percent threshold to enter Turkey’s parliament would be regarded as a “democratic problem,” European Parliament’s rapporteur on Turkey has said, while expressing growing concerns over pressure on the media in Turkey
200 people, journalists, academicians, artists, poets and writers among them, called on the government: Provide a safe and peaceful election urgently without giving in the President’s unlawful and uneasy interventions.
More than 600,000 Turkish citizens abroad have so far voted in the general election, due to take place in Turkey on June 7.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party’s (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş said opening an airport means nothing if Erdoğan keeps boldly insulting the HDP and its voters in the southeastern province of Hakkari and elsewhere
The June 7 parliamentary elections are being followed with great interest by regional countries as well as Turkey’s Western allies, including the United States and the European Union.
Barış Sulu has made headlines as an openly gay individual running for parliament on the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) ticket in the June 7 parliamentary election
Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy chairman Bülent Tezcan applied to the Supreme Election Board (YSK) on May 28 to restrict collective inaugurations and public speaking engagements of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as part of electoral prohibitions
The provincial education head in the Aegean province of Aydın reportedly instructed all schools to bring their students to a rally of Turkish President Erdoğan in the area, according to the main opposition CHP.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said President Erdoğan’s frequent efforts to undermine the HDP has bothered former ruling AKP voters, who will switch their allegiance to the HDP and help the party pass the 10 percent election threshold in the June 7 elections.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has criticized Turkish business leaders for being silent over opposition parties’ “unrealistic” economic promises, speaking a special meeting late on May 25, a source familiar with the gathering has told the Hürriyet Daily News
‘They are used to ruling the other side of the world from 10,000-15,000 kilometers’ distance. But there is no such Turkey,’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, continuing his salvoes against the New York Times over the US daily’s recent editorial.
The ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) campaign promoting the presidential system and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s vow to be an “active president” appear to be yielding success, with a recent poll registering significant changes in public perceptions of the president’s role in foreign policy-making
Main opposition CHP deputy Oğuz Oyan filed a complaint to the Constitutional Court on May 27, accusing President Erdoğan of not obeying the principle of “impartialness,” following a rejection of his party’s appeal to the Supreme Election Board (YSK).
President Erdoğan’s vow to provide a private plane for Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet) head Mehmet Görmez has sparked severe reaction from Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) are fighting against a “six-team gang,” referring to the three opposition parties as well as two illegal organizations and the Gülen movement, while at a rally in the Aegean province of Manisa on May 24
The governorate of the Aegean province of Uşak has cancelled a “Milli İttifak” – a coalition of the Felicity Party (SP) and the Grand unity Party (BBP) – rally due to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s public rally following an opening ceremony the same day, Doğan News Agency reported on May 24
A barber was reportedly beaten up May 23, allegedly for refusing to shake the hand of a ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy who had been visiting shopkeepers in central Istanbul
Istanbul has been named the most consistently improved business city over the last five years, according to research conducted by real estate consultancy company Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
Luxury is forbidden in Islam, Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demitaş has said in again attacking the head of the Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) for accepting a luxury official car from the president, noting that the Mercedes will be of no use come doomsday
The Homeland (Vatan) Party applied to the Supreme Election Board (YSK) for the cancellation of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s rally in Adana May 29 on the grounds that the party was also scheduled to hold a rally the same day
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan joined Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in another grand airport opening, this time in the predominantly Kurdish-populated southeastern Anatolian province of Hakkari, issuing strong criticisms against the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)

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