Towards elections: PKK challenges Erdoğan’s angry rhetorics with more violence… A roundup…
Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan greets his supporters during an election rally in Kastamonu, northern Turkey, May 4, 2011. Unidentified attackers threw an explosive device and opened fire on a bus carrying Turkish police, killing one officer, in northern Turkey near where Erdogan held an election rally earlier on Wednesday, broadcasters said. Erdogan had left by helicopter from the northern city of Kastamonu by the time the attack happened, NTV news channel reported. REUTERS/Kayhan Ozer
Ruling Party Convoy Attacked in Turkey, Leaving One Dead
Gunmen attack Turkish police at Erdogan election rally
With or Without MHP
Please please please for the sake of better representation vote for MHP. Not! it looks like the nationalists voters of MHP is bleeding for CHP and conservatives are leaving in even bigger numbers for AK party replicating recent referandum behavior. If the trends hold AK Pary will even capture more seats just shy of 275 MP’s required to pass laws with majority vote and to write a new constitution.
Mavi Boncuk |
Just two parties are likely to cross the 10 percent threshold at the next Turkish election, according to the latest Haberturk/Konsensüs opinion poll. The results, which paint a dangerous picture for voter representation in Turkey, suggest the right-wing Nationalist Action Party (MHP) has the support of only 8.5 percent of voters, which would be the party’s worst showing at a general election for nine years.
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announces his ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) election manifesto in Ankara April 16, 2011. Turkey will hold parliamentary elections on June 12. The AKP has pledged to strive for a stronger economy and has set goals for 2023, which marks the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Turkish Republic. The banner behind Erdogan reads, “Turkey is ready. Target is 2023”. REUTERS/Umit Bektas
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Turkish minister slams nationalist party over tape scandal
Pop Goes Istanbul – By Andrew Finkel | Foreign Policy
Mr Erdoğan?s second Bosphorus: somewhat crazy, somewhat disappointing
Turkey?s prime minister, Tayyip Erdoğan, today revealed what he?s been plotting since 2008 when he first mentioned that he had a ?crazy project? in mind for Istanbul. It turns out that he intends to build what in effect amounts to a second Bosphorus?a canal running north to south out on the western outskirts of the city, which would take much of the transit shipping that currently clogs the Bosphorus.
Turkey Plans New Canal for Istanbul
The crazy project
‘Crazy’ Istanbul Canal is a Nabucco rival, academics say
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CHP chief stands his ground despite lawsuit from PM
Article | The Turkish opposition Gandhi’s rise
Mavi Boncuk |
The Turkish opposition
The main opposition party will lose in June, but it is looking more coherent
Apr 28th 2011 | TUNCELI |
IN 1938 Turkey?s army crushed a rebellion in the south-eastern province of Tunceli. Villagers were burned alive or gassed. The government admitted that around 15,000 mainly Alevi Kurds, who practise a liberal version of Islam, had died, though survivors spoke of at least twice as many. The tragedy is one of the darkest pages in modern Turkish history and remains taboo because it took place when Ataturk was alive and the secular Republican People?s Party (CHP) that he founded was running the country. Locals say this makes it a miracle that their own Kemal Kilicdaroglu, whose father was then among thousands of exiled Alevis, is now the CHP?s leader.
More illegal footage of Turkish politicians exists, CHP deputy claims
Controversy over police operation