TR politics roundup: Schools reopen with boycotts in southeastern Turkey…AKP plans to build a “social media army”

Schools reopen with boycotts in southeastern Turkey

The new academic year starts for 17 million students in Turkey, with classes remaining empty in several southeastern cities

Öcalan raises the bar in Turkey?s Kurdish bid

The third round of dialogue between the Turkish government and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) started less than a year ago

Turkey’s firm budget performance raises hopes for year-end

Turkey?s year-end budget deficit will come in below the 34 billion Turkish Liras ($16.8 billion) currently forecast by the government

Ruling AKP hires thousands for new social media campaign

Turkey?s ruling AKP has launched a massive project to boost the party?s social media presence by hiring over 6,000 new employee


Format of Kurdish dialogue process should change to ?negotiation,? PKK leader says

The format of the ongoing dialogue on the Kurdish peace process should shift to one of ‘negotiation,’ Öcalan says


La Turquie, après Taksim

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Radio France International, dimanche 15 septembre 2013 Carrefour de l?Europe Par Daniel Desesquelle Succès économique, affirmation régionale, diplomatie rayonnante. Tout allait pour le mieux en Turquie jusqu?aux émeutes de la place Taksim, en juin 2013. Le modèle turc initié par le Premier ministre Recep Tayyip Erdogan en a été quelque peu ébranlé et l?AKP, le

Turkey under AKP rule

Riot police used tear gas and water cannon to disperse anti-government protesters in several Turkish cities overnight Monday, as demonstrations against the Islamic-rooted cabinet simmered across the country, media reported. Several people have died since protests against the government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan — seen as increasingly authoritarian — began in June.VIDEOGRAPHIC

Ruling Turkish Party Embraces Social Media

The Wall Street Journal Europe (USA) September 16, 2013, p. 3 Ayla Albayrak & Joe Parkinson, Istanbul Turkey?s ruling party, facing the threat of fresh antigovernment demonstrations, is boosting its presence in a sphere long dominated by the opposition: social media. The Justice and Development Party, led by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is recruiting

Turkey?s ruling party to tweet the ?truth?

AKP steps up efforts on social media, seeking to move the organisational edge it traditionally enjoys over opposition party into cyberspace


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