“Holly Alliance”: MHP and AKP cooperate to keep the threshold high… Politics roundup

Government, MHP insist on keeping poll threshold clause

Ruling party AKP and opposition MHP want to keep an article on election threshold in new charter, while the other opposition parties suggests that the article should be changed

An Anatolian Tiger Gives Fair Warning to Erdogan


Yasemin Çongar is the author of four books in Turkish, including Artık Sır Değil (No More A Secret), a detailed analysis of the US diplomatic cables on Turkey first made public by WikiLeaks. A former Washington bureau chief of Milliyet (1995-2007) and .


Anti-depressants for Turkish PM

My doctor put me on anti-depressants. (It would be really nice if you stopped laughing.) When it was time to write my piece, all of a sudden it dawned on me: When did you last see the prime minister smile? When did you last see him happy? He is always tense. Poor guy. Now I feel sorry for him.

Major sweep of Turkish top brass by the government

The Supreme Military Council has removed all four force commanders from office including General Bekir Kalyoncu, who was expected to replace the current chief of the Land Forces, in critical appointments shaping the commandment echelon of the army

How will Erdoğan fall from power?- Orhan Kemal Cengiz

We have to find new concepts for all these: Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan became angry with one of the biggest business companies for its alleged role in the Gezi park protests. He expressed his anger with them during public meetings and these companies are now being investigated by tax officers.

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