Mr. Avcı is my very first professor in my academic career. He was one of our faculty members and one of the most loved ones, before he became an advisor for PM Erdoğan. I wish the latter had listened to Mr. Avcı more. He is such a wise man. I hope he will do better as a MEP….
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the media at his ruling Justice and Development Party headquarters in Ankara April 11, 2011. REUTERS/Stringer
CHP’s candidate test Turkish Press It has been claimed that Republican People’s Party (CHP), which is planning to carry Ergenekon suspects to the parliament, has also started a secret election alliance with Peace & Democracy Party (BDP). According to this formula, CHP will announce
In the spring of 2003, Şenkal Atasagun, then-director of the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), met with a group of journalists in Ankara over lunch. He informed them off the record to ?keep an eye on the 1st Army [in İstanbul]. They are preparing a coup over there??
one of the most exciting ones for Turkey ahead of the elections slated for June 12. All political parties are expected to announce their candidate lists for the elections today.
BİA Project Coordinator Kürkçü is the Mersin MP candidate for the Labour, Democracy and Freedom Block affiliated to the Peace and Democracy Party for the general elections in June. Read here the first part of an interview with Kürkçü held by bianet reporter Nilay Vardar.
Possible election of jailed suspects jeopardizes future of cases Today’s Zaman The nomination of suspects who are currently standing trial in the ongoing Ergenekon, Sledgehammer and Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) trials by opposition parties has kicked off a series of debates. Although the parties were still expected to submit
Il est vraiment incroyable cet IBO. Alors qu?il y a moins d?un mois Urfa pleurait en apprenant qu?il avait reçu une balle de kalachnikov dans la tête, voilà qu?il y annonce sa candidature aux élections législatives du 12 Juin prochain.
Erik-Jan Zürcher has a book titled ?The Unionist Factor: The Role of the Committee of Union and Progress in the Turkish National Movement 1905-1926.? It contains compelling information about the establishment of the Republic of Turkey.
The Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) has announced the candidates it will support in the upcoming parliamentary elections. There are two elements that stand out in the candidate lists. The first element is the BDP deputies that have been excluded from the list.
The June 12 general elections, in which about 15,000 candidates from 24 political parties will compete to become deputies to the 550-member Turkish Parliament, will mark the beginning of a long process to rewrite a brand-new civilian constitution. This is intended to replace the 1982 military-dictated Constitution.
Let?s not forget that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party), which will be very disappointed if it receives only 40 percent of the national vote in the June 12 elections, first came to power in 2002 with 34.5 percent of the vote.
I would not step into the debate about deputies wearing the headscarf because the issue may be boring some people already; however, Zaman daily columnist Ali Bulaç made the issue take on a different dimension.