Towards elections: More blows to MHP, 5 more resigns after sex tape releases…

Increasingly ugly election process we have. It seems that some circles within the Establishment decided to break down MHP (Nationalist Action Party) and sex tapes of MHP officials continue to be released. Until now 10 officials resigned after the tapes… The photo above shows the last 5 that resigned this morning… More news in Turkish here.

State?s MHP bite

by Hasan Bülent Kahraman Sabah
The state in Turkey, due to habits left over from the Cold War years, sees the two parties the MHP and CHP as its tools and is thus still busy trying to tinker with them.


Sex, Votes and Videotape

by Yigal Schleifer

Turkey’s upcoming parliamentary elections continue to take a turn towards the tawdry and downright bizarre, with the escalation of an ongoing scandal that’s engulfing the right-wing, ultranationalist Nationalist Movement Party (MHP).

The Kurdish question and Turkey?s elections

The war with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has been continuing for three decades. As far as I can remember, we have come pretty close to brokering a peace deal eight times.


MHP?s test with video tapes

The Nationalist Movement Party’s (MHP) trouble with sex videos, allegedly of party members, took on a new dimension when MHP leader Devlet Bahçeli said on Wednesday he would not resign or accept resignations from other politicians in the wake of new threats regarding the release of video tapes of six MHP politicians.


Erdoğan’s misguided approach to the Kurdish question

by HDN
There appears little political wisdom in PM Erdoğan?s current approach to the Kurdish issue, which in fact smacks of political opportunism aimed at the nationalist vote.

Turkey’s ruling party heading for another election victory

from Yahoo news
Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is heading toward an easy victory in the upcoming June 12 elections as an opinion poll showed Wednesday that 45.5 percent of voters support the party.


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