Politics roundup: “Minutes of Feb 28 meeting revealed…Turkish government mulls changes to electoral system…
I?m proud of Gezi protests? beginning, President Gül says
Turkish President Abdullah Gül has noted his pride at the beginning of the Gezi protests
Turkey?s ?Super Election Year? 2014: Winner Still Takes All?
PISM Policy Papers, No. 99 (552) 23 September 2013 The Polish Institute of International Affairs by Pinar Elman * A political system that marginalises smaller parties has allowed Turkey?s AKP government to centralise power while simultaneously promoting a consensual, reformist image. The Gezi protests were a direct result of this, expressing a sense of political
Minutes of Feb 28 meeting revealed
The minutes of the Feb. 28, 1997, National Security Council (MGK) meeting, which was named the ?post-modern? coup, were revealed
Turkish government mulls changes to electoral system
A change in the electoral system and a lowering of the election threshold have been cited
Democratic package? will be conducted by Parliament
Turkey?s ongoing peace process to resolve the decades-long Kurdish issue would not challenge the Lausanne Treaty, Zafer Toprak, history professor at Boğaziçi University has said.
Parliament lags behind civil society in dialogue
Members of Turkish Parliament fail to develop relationships with civil society
Şişli Mayor Mustafa Sarıgül ?will soon join CHP,? senior party official says
A senior main opposition official said current Şişli Mayor Mustafa Sarıgül ‘will soon join the CHP [ranks]’ and may run in the upcoming local election
Brother visits jailed PKK leader
Mehmet Öcalan, the brother of the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers? Party (PKK) leader Abdullah Öcalan, is set to visit Imrali Island today.
Turkish government?s judicial packages fail to transform system: Report
Government?s judicial reform packages are not effective in reforming the judiciary, TESEV?s report says
Main opposition CHP vows to reshape economic structure
Turkish main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said if his party came to power it would establish a new ministry to collect all the country?s income of the country
Main opposition CHP accuses ruling AKP over ?radical Islam?
The main opposition party has accused Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of being the main financer
Turkish government mulls reducing poll threshold: Deputy PM
Deputy Prime Minister did not rule out a reduction in the 10 percent election threshold
Democratization push will go forward ‘even if PKK returns to arms,’ AKP spokesperson says
The government’s democratization push will go ahead no matter what happens, ruling AKP spokesperson Hüseyin Çelik said today