President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has reportedly signaled he has no intention of giving a mandate to form a new government to the Republican People’s Party (CHP), indicating instead his willingness to form a short-tenure government that would carry the country to early elections.
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş has proposed a single-topic referendum to ask people about President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ambition to change the constitution and become an active president in a presidential regime
telegraph.co.uk – Richard Spencer – Aug 17

“Unless there are guarantees we cannot make unilateral steps.” The resurgence of fighting between Turkey and the PKK, which has fought a guerrilla war for autonomy for more than 30 years with Ankara, has made the job of the US-led

 

Reuters.com – Nick Tattersall – Aug 17, 12:05 PM

ANKARA As efforts to form a new government flounder and Turkish jets bombard Kurdish militants, President Tayyip Erdogan is hoping to turn Turkey’s deepest uncertainty in more than a decade to his advantage. Declaring the end of single-party rule a…

Turkish Authorities on Blocking Binge as Political Tensions Rise

Demotix image from 8 February 2014 by Görkem Keser. Hundreds of people gather on Istiklal Street to protest against the new internet censorship laws approved by Turkish government. Police used water cannon and teargas to disperse the protesters. ID: 3883727.

Demotix image from 8 February 2014 by Görkem Keser. Hundreds of people gather on Istiklal Street to protest against the new internet censorship laws approved by Turkish government. Police used water cannon and teargas to disperse the protesters. ID: 3883727.

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