Politics roundup: “Minutes of Feb 28 meeting revealed…Turkish government mulls changes to electoral system…

Abdullah Gül
Abdullah Gül (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

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