Kılıçdaroğlu?s Kurdish initiative, good but hard to sustain within CHP…

Kılıçdaroğlu in Diyarbakır

… and there was also talk about a possible BDP-CHP alliance for the elections. Interestingly BDP officials seemed to be more enthusiastic for the alliance but nationalists sensibilities of CHP leaders prevented such an alliance in near times…

Kılıçdaroğlu?s Kurdish initiative

Republican People?s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, who recently won an intraparty fight against former CHP Secretary-General Önder Sav, is taking radical steps to prove and strengthen his leadership.

Venice Commission urges Turkey to write ‘unifying charter’

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Turkey?s ruling and opposition parties should work together to redraft the country?s Constitution to ensure it becomes a tool for unification rather than division.
A young CHP member’s performance in a TV political discussion program caused irritation among many Twitter users:

The meaning of center-right

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
Nowadays almost all political parties on the right defend their policies as ?center-right.? Their purpose is obvious.

What good can Kılıçdaroğlu do for democracy in Turkey?


With its new leader, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the Republican People?s Party (CHP) has been in the midst of a transformation towards social democracy. Although many people find Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu cynical and do not trust what he says, at least the messages he is delivering indicate a possible transformation of the CHP?s old fashioned, neo-nationalist political discourse.

Kılıçdaroğlu and ?election alliance?

by Çiğdem Toker
Another election alliance suggestion from Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) leader Selahattin Demirtaş in Paris has opened up a new Pandora?s box.

CHP-BDP alliance seems unlikely

One of the most striking political developments over the four-day Eid al-Adha festival was the Republican People?s Party (CHP) welcoming a proposal from the pro-Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) for an election alliance.

Are Turkish Coups Different from the Others?

from U.S.A.K. Blog by USAK

The belief that Turkish military coups are different like our other jobs from rest of the world became a popular idea among intellectuals including political scientists, as so far. According to this assumption, our soldiers would do the job and leave the rest to civilians in a short time. In other words, our Army is different from the armies of Latin America or relatively poorer countries of Asia and Africa.

Views on the headscarf from America, France and Greece by Herkül Millas

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews

John Bowen?s book ?Can Islam Be French? Pluralism and Pragmatism in a Secularist State? was reviewed in Greece by Dr. Panagiotis Vogiatzis for Greek language journal The Books? Journal, published in Athens in October.

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