AKP’s flag mobilization… Parliament’s never ending discussions on the new Constitution… A politics roundup…

Hang flags, ruling AKP tells 8.5 million members

The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has issued a circular to 8.5 million party members across 81 provinces

Parliament’s commission discusses fate of new Constitution

The Constitution Conciliation Commission, the group responsible for producing Turkey?s new charter draft, meets under the re-elected Parliament speaker to discuss the future of the process

Turkish government, BDP in bid not to allow halt in peace process

The government and the Peace and Democracy Party held a meeting to discuss steps to be taken for smooth progress within the process


More divisive talk out of the AKP

Anti-Semitism appears to hover very near the surface for members of the ruling Justice and Development Party..


Turkish PM links Lice unrest to drug-trafficking

Turkish PM Erdoğan appears convinced that the violent clashes in Diyarbakır’s Lice district were related to drug lords concerned that of an eventual success of the peace process


Çiçek re-elected as Turkish Parliament Speaker

The Turkish Parliament has voted Cemil Çiçek, nominated by the ruling AKP, as the Speaker for a second term


Kurdish smugglers struggle to feel Turkey peace dividend

Villagers feel under siege as crackdown follows ceasefire that ended years of conflict

Peace often comes at a price. For the Kurds of south-eastern Turkey, that price has been a crackdown on a decades-long economic practice: smuggling.


Turkish government slams BDP for march on Kurdish issue

Deputy PM Beşir Atalay criticizes the BDP for calling on supporters to street rallies after the death of an 18-year-old in a clash with the gendarmerie

BDP urges gov?t to take step for process

The prime minister should either end the peace process or take the necessary steps to advance it Peace and Democracy Party co-chair Gültan Kışanak says


Turkish Parliamentary speaker to be elected today

The Parliament is due to elect the next term?s Parliament speaker today, while Cemil Çicek, who is currently in office, is expected to defend his seat


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