Politics roundup: much-anticipated democratization package might be announced on Monday, Sept 30…


English: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister ...
English: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Prime Minister of Turkey at Çanakkale Türkçe: Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Başbakanı (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Turkish PM sets date for the announcement of much-anticipated democratization package

The government?s much-anticipated democratization package is likely to be announced on Monday September 30, PM Erdoğan said

Romantic intrigue complicates wiretapping scandal at Turkish prime ministry institution

Twelve were detained in an operation on illegal wiretapping

Turkish main opposition leader slams government?s foreign policy in anti-war rally

Turkish main opposition leader Kılıçdaroğlu slammed the position taken by Ankara on the Syrian crisis and the latest developments in Egypt at a peace meeting in Adana

Democracy package not the end of reform process, says Turkish PM

The set of reforms contained in the upcoming ?democratization package? is just one part of the ruling party?s 11-year long performance

Racism allegations mar charter drafting session

The education in mother tongue issue is continuing to dominate Constitution-making debates in the parliamentary commission, with deputies split over the definition of basic nationality concepts

Turkey: Spy Agency a Key Partner for Prime Minister Erdoğan

Turkey’s mysterious National Intelligence Organization has emerged as an important component in Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s security policies. But some observers voice concern that the organization?s growing influence poses a potential threat to the country?s democratic system.


Why is the Turkish government delaying the Kurdish package?

Once awaited with heavy anticipation, a new democracy package to help solve the Kurdish issue is no longer setting the BDP?s pulse racing although the government continues to defend it


Turkey’s Detente With Kurdish Militants On Verge Of Collapse

As Turkey continues to pursue a hawkish approach to the Syrian conflict, analysts say one of Prime Minister Erdogan’s biggest peace initiatives at home is foundering. Although militants from the PKK, the Kurdistan Workers Party, have partially withdrawn to northern Iraq, the withdrawal has stalled as the government failed to enact long-awaited reforms. With Syrian Kurds emboldened and newly ..

Public opinion on press freedom

One of the themes Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been most frequently emphasizing recently is the view

Turkey sees no budget goal overshoot in 2013

The government spending won?t overshoot budget targets, says Turkish Finance Minister Şimşek. He also says Fed?s postponement of its economic stimulus will bring Turkey only temporary relief

?Mother tongue? debate constant crisis at panel

The discussion over the right to education in mother tongue triggers a crisis between the opposition party deputies at a meeting of Parliament?s Constitution Conciliation Commission


Democratization package to be announced by Turkish PM before month?s end

Work on a much-anticipated democratization package is nearing completion, PM Erdoğan said, adding that he would organize a press conference to announce its contents

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