A French student who was deported after being detained by the police during Istanbul’s Gezi Park protests on June 11, 2013, has won 10,000 Turkish Liras in compensation for being unlawfully deprived of her freedom during her detention.
An advisory body of the Council of Europe (CoE) has expressed grave concerns about the suspension and arrest of two Turkish judges allegedly linked to the Gülen movement, in a statement issued after letters were sent to it by the two judges and complaints were sent by others.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was visibly upset when his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin made him wait for several minutes for a recent meeting in Baku, a senior correspondent has reported in Russian daily Kommersant.
A controversial new book by an advisor to President Abdullah Gül for 12 years has triggered reactions from the AKP
The chronology of how a youngster in southeastern Turkey was recruited by ISIL to bomb a HDP rally in Diyarbakır earlier this month either exposes a huge security vulnerability within Turkish law enforcement or ‘malice’
The Turkish government has voiced its unease over perceived efforts for the unification of Kurdish cantons in northern Syria, reiterating that Ankara will “not allow” the emergence of any potentially threatening entity in the war-torn country
The father of the suspect arrested over the charge of leading the twin blasts at the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) rally in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır has spoken out on how his son had been deceived to join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), news website Radikal reported on June 15.
YPG/YPJ, Liwa al Tahrîr and Burkan al Firat unions took back Tell Abyad which is between Jazira and Kobani Cantons from ISIS militants and planted their flags. ISIS militants who defected to Turkey were detained.
The Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has stated that they are open to all possible meetings aimed at forming a coalition government, while underlining their party’s priority on solving crises, not creating crises
A number of business organizations continued their contacts with Turkey’s political parties at parliament on June 17, calling on them to form a coalition government as soon as possible
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Devlet Bahçeli has presented three main conditions for the formation of a coalition government with the Justice and Development Party (AKP), with an emphasis on stopping the Kurdish peace process
Digging deep into Turkish politics: what next for HDP?

Long regarded as the biggest threat to Turkey’s political system and territorial integrity, the Kurds have emerged as the champion of Turkish democracy and protector of the country’s parliamentary regime.

Rosettes at HDP's massive election rally in Istanbul.Rosettes at HDP’s massive election rally in Istanbul. Demotix/ Sahan Nuhoglu. All rights reserved.In Turkey, most elections are more than mere elections. The latest June 7 parliamentary elections were like this again.

HDP: focus of left-wing opposition beyond pro-Kurdish mobilization

HDP success cannot be understood without taking into consideration the ongoing Kurdish spring in Iraq, Syria and Turkey over the last decade.

2015 Legislative Elections in Turkey.2015 Legislative Elections in Turkey. Cuma Çiçek. All rights reserved.Turkey left behind it a thirteen-year-long period of single-party majority governments in the June 7 election. AK Party (Justice and Development Party) lost its parliamentary majority as a result of HDP (Peoples’s Democratic Party) success in overcoming the 10 percent election threshold.

The volatility of the Turkish Lira is the major factor in the low levels of consumer confidence in Turkey, according to economists speaking to Anadolu Agency
A court in Turkey’s western province of Balıkesir has suspended jail time given to a vice-principal who was convicted of sexually abusing four underage female students, on grounds that “an opinion was formed that he would not commit the same crime again,” daily Milliyet reported
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) leader Devlet Bahçeli has said his party could form a coalition with the Justice and Development Party (AKP) on condition that Turkey’s huge corruption cases, engulfing four former ministers and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s son Bilal Erdoğan, are reopened.

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