General Staff has announced it hit Qandil and its surrounding area
An Istanbul court has ordered the confiscation of the latest issue of Nokta magazine on the grounds that it “incites crime” due its cover and headline showing President Erdoğan
In the operation carried out in Yüksekova in Hakkari, Çetin Dara (20) shot in the chest and Doğan Tağma (18) have died.
AKP deputy from Gaziantep, Ali Babacan has said “Minimum wage is set by commission” about the promise “Minimum wage will be increased to 420 euros”.

Turkey arrests dozens of people with links to Erdoğan critic

Police officers and bureaucrats among those targeted in dawn raids as part of campaign against group loyal to US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen

Police officers and bureaucrats loyal to an exiled cleric based in the US are among dozens of people who have been arrested by Turkish authorities in an ongoing crackdown on a group whose members have become bitter rivals of the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Two men were killed on Nov. 3 during clashes between security forces and locals in the Yüksekova district of the southeastern province of Hakkari

Erdogan’s Formula for Consolidating Clout

Silencing rivals, renewing war on the Kurds and pulling a Putin were examples of how President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey reinforced his position.

Turkish equality campaigners condemn sharp fall in female MPs

Unofficial results from polls show only 77 female MPs were elected, compared with 97 in previous vote in June

The number of women in Turkey’s parliament has declined precipitously, according to unofficial tallies in the aftermath of the Justice and Development party’s (AKP) sweeping victory in snap elections.

Lawyers for Akın İpek, the CEO of the Koza İpek group, have appealed against a court decision to appoint caretakers to the group’s companies
The outlawed PKK has buried its jailed leader “alive,” Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan has claimed, arguing that the PKK and the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) had “poisoned” the long-stalled peace process

28 convicted in central Turkey over Gezi Park protests

Twenty-eight suspects in a case into the Gezi Park protests of summer 2013 have been sentenced to jail terms ranging from five months to one year, in the Central Anatolian province of Kayseri.
VIDEO: Pro-Kurdish support falls in elections

Support for the pro-Kurdish party fell in the recent parliamentary elections, something some see as a result of the recent violence.
Erdoğan’s Second Chance

The outcome of Turkey’s general election provides important insights into the nature of the country’s democracy and the preferences of its citizens. The country’s voters want a strong, stable government, but not one that runs roughshod over its opponents.

Erdoğan’s election win means he can dictate terms to EU on refugees

With Brussels and Berlin desperate to get Turkey onside to stem the flow from Syria, the price of a deal could be extortionate

Official statements from around the region on the results of Turkey’s Nov. 1 parliamentary election, mostly those congratulating the Justice and Development Party (AKP) on its electoral victory, have continued
Deputies from Armenian, Syriac, Yazidi, Mhallami and Roma origins, who secured seats in the June 7 election, have all preserved their seats in the Nov. 1 election, weekly Agos has reported.
The White House on Nov 2 voiced displeasure at the “intimidation” of Turkish journalists during an election that bolstered the Justice and Development Party (AKP)
The U.S. continues to have concerns about media freedoms in Turkey, State Dept Spokeswoman Trudeau has said, while urging the country to “uphold universal democratic values”

Turkey’s Repeat Election Returns a Majority For Governing Party

Istanbul, Turkey. 1st November 2015 -- The voting process continues. -- Turks begin voting on Sunday amid worsening security and economic worries in a snap parliamentary election that could profoundly impact the divided country's trajectory and that of President Tayyip Erdogan.

Istanbul, Turkey. November 1, 2015. Photo by Ozcan Soysal. Demotix ID: 8942940.

With most of the votes counted in Turkey’s run-off election, the governing AKP have returned to power with a large majority. As the ruling party celebrated, police clashed with protesters in the largely Kurdish-populated city of Diyarbakir.

Polls Closed After Turkey Votes in Second Crucial Election this Year

A woman votes in Turkey's last general election on 7 June, 2015. Photo by Sadik Gulec. Demotix ID 7795368.

A woman votes in Turkey’s last general election on 7 June, 2015. Photo by Sadik Gulec. Demotix ID 7795368.

Turkey’s Nov. 1 elections offered voters choices but the challenging security environment and violence against party members, party buildings and campaign staff hindered candidates’ ability to campaign freely

Turkey election: opposition supporters on why they didn’t vote for the AKP

Erdoğan’s AKP made a convincing return to majority rule on Sunday. Here, opposition supporters explain why they cast their vote elsewhere

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Islamic­ conservative Justice and Development party (AKP) swept to a convincing majority rule in Turkey’s latest elections on Sunday. It returned to single-party rule that Erdoğan presided over for more than a decade until the inconclusive election on 7 June.

The Islamic conservative AKP regained an absolute majority in parliament in theTurkish elections on Sunday. Some commentators voice hopes that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will now focus on establishing peace and order now that he has achieved his goal. Others fear Turkey will move even further away from democracy.

The Justice and Development Party (AKP) scored an unexpected success in the Nov. 1, making a strong comeback after losing nine percentage points in the June 7 general election. Here is a list of 10 factors explaining how the AKP won the elections by a landslide.

Erdogan triumph leaves Turkey polarised

President strengthened, but Turkey left polarised

Will Erdoğan allow greater press freedom in Turkey? Don’t count on it

The president’s election victory gives him a chance to relax his grip on the media, but his record suggests otherwise

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s surprise election victory does not augur well for journalism in Turkey. A president who has shown scant respect for press freedom in recent years is unlikely to address concerns about his country being one of the world’s most prolific jailers of journalists.

Turkish president says result “delivers important message” to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party.

Turkey’s ruling AKP wins back majority

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) wins a critical parliamentary election, regaining the majority it lost in June.

VIDEO: Cheers as Turkey’s AK Party wins majority

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) wins a critical parliamentary election, regaining the majority it lost in June.
During the process following the election, Prof. Dr. Ersin Kayacıoğlu from Sabanci University said that it needs a real step forward for democratization if there is to begins afresh a resolution process.
Rate of women deputies decreased in November 1 election compared to June 7 election, women constituted 14.percent of deputies in the 26th term of TBMM
The stalled Kurdish peace process could be resumed if public order is guaranteed, a ruling party spokesperson has said, while urging that the government “will not tolerate terrorist activities.”

Serious concerns’ over Turkey vote

European observers say violence marred the run-up to polls in Turkey in which the ruling Justice and Development Party regained its majority.

Erdogan demands respect for Turkey vote

Turkey’s president says the world must respect election results that saw his Justice and Development Party (AKP) regain its majority.
Five months on, the number of women deputies in the Turkish parliament takes a tumble


ISTANBUL — In an extraordinary electoral comeback, the current Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan won 49% of the votes in the general election on Sunday, clinching 312 seats in parliament

Erdoğan’s win brings back caricature of the benevolent dictator

Are the Thatcherite phenomenon of authoritarian populism and the ancient art of the political dynasty back in fashion with the Turkish election result?

Turkey election: Anxiety overshadows campaign

Anxiety overshadows Turkey election campaign

Turkey’s long-dominant Justice and Development Party (AKP) scored a stunning electoral comeback yesterday (1 November), regaining its parliamentary majority in a poll seen as crucial for the future of the troubled country.

VIDEO: Protests turn violent in Diyarbakir

Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party has won a critical parliamentary election, regaining the majority it lost in June.

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