A Turkish politics roundup… as AKP is in power for a decade now…

Three leaders of AKP- a decade ago… Abdullah Gül, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Bülent Arınç

Turkey’s Erdogan hails party’s decade of power

from Yahoo news
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday hailed his AKP government’s 10 years in power as a “revolution” in Turkish politics, ending a legacy of military coups and exalting the will of the people.

Turkish public wants capital punishment for imprisoned PKK leader: Turkish PM

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Turkish public wants the death penalty to be reinstated so that imprisoned militant leader Abdullah Öcalan can be executed, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Nov. 3


Double-head governing rift deepens

from Hurriyet Daily News
President Gül challenges Prime Minister Erdoğan in the ongoing Republic Day debate saying that there would be no double-headed rule in Turkey

There is no Kurdish problem: MHP leader

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) is holding its 10th congress today in Ankara


?PM a key figure in the Kurdish issue?

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey is currently experiencing hard times. The hunger strikes in prisons over the Kurdish problem


President defies prime minister?s warning on double-headed rule

from Hurriyet Daily News
Recent tension between the country?s top two officials escalated to a new level Oct. 31 as President Abdullah Gül challenged Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, maintaining that he had not overstepped his authority.


No hunger strikes, says PM amid rallies

from Hurriyet Daily News
Rebuffing protests and international calls, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said there was no hunger strike..

Turkey’s Gul and Erdogan bicker over “double-headed” government

from Yahoo news
ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey’s President dismissed suggestions by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan that he had exceeded his authority over the handling of a banned protest march, highlighting increasingly open differences between the two. Erdogan, who has dominated Turkish politics for a decade and overseen unprecedented economic growth, is widely expected to stand for a newly-created powerful


Republic Day demonstration under probe

from Hurriyet Daily News
Ankara?s public prosecutor has launched a probe into the Republic Day demonstration…


CHP to defy Oct 29 ban

from Hurriyet Daily News
Deputy chairman of the main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) Muherrem İnce.

SEMİH İDİZ – Erdoğan?s ?Ankara Criteria?

This year?s EU Progress Report on Turkey was bad enough, highlighting as it did that the government?s enthusiasm for democratic reform has run out. In fact, reading the report one gets the distinct impression of a country that is not moving forward but rather backward despite the occasional praise it gave for progress on some technical issues.

Hunger strikes are just a show, says Turkish PM

from Hurriyet Daily News
The ongoing hunger strikes are just a show, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.


President Gül rejects ‘double-headed’ governing in Turkey

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish President Abdullah Gül advocated remaining level-headed to avoid misunderstandings in response to recent comments


Erdoğan?s country

from Hurriyet Daily News
Sitting next to U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff.

AKP may have to cancel early local election plan

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Justice and Development Party?s efforts to hold early local elections in October 2013


American politics vs. Turkish politics

from Hurriyet Daily News
Yesterday I had a nice drive in the residential neighborhoods of this nice city.


Kılıçdaroğlu rules out talks with Öcalan

from Hurriyet Daily News
Main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has ruled out inclusion of the jailed leader.


Turkish intelligence could meet with İmrali if necessary, Turkish PM says

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey?s National Intelligence Organization (MİT) could hold talks with İmrali…


President Gül ranked 8th in e-diplomacy hub

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish President Abdullah Gül has been ranked among the most influential world.

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