Even Gülen movement frustrated: “Is this the new Turkey?… Politics roundup…

A significant columnist of Today’s Zaman asks:

Is this the new Turkey?

In fact, Ahmet Turan Alkan, the Zaman columnist and one of the most literary writers in Turkey and whose writings are popular mostly among conservative democrats, had given a clear description of the situation in the country months ago.


DAS ICH by Wolfgang Wildner
DAS ICH by Wolfgang Wildner (Photo credit: Wolfgang Wildner)

Turkish politics to resume with heavy agenda

Following the nearly 10-day break, the already-tense scene of Turkish politics is set to take up where it left off; with a heavy agenda.

New Charter a must, but not possible alone: Deputy PM Arınç

The government knows that it has an obligation to draft a new Constitution, Bülent Arınç said, while admitting that would be unable to complete the task alone

Syria, Gezi raise doubts on Erdoğan?s leadership: Analysis

The European Union?s annual progress report reflects the bloc?s reservations over the Erdoğan government?s handling the Syria conflict and the Gezi park protests.

Turkish navy admirals resign in protest of Balyoz verdict: Report

Turkish admirals and five or six other high-ranking Turkish naval officers have reportedly resigned in protest of the verdict rendered in the ?Balyoz? (Sledgehammer) case


Heaviest impact of Balyoz case for the Navy

When the Balyoz (Sledgehammer) investigation started on March 5-7, 2003

PM Erdoğan slams BDP over ‘straining ties’

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has warned the Peace and Democracy Party officials

Is Erdogan Designing Chaos To Get The Presidency He Wants?

I had already argued that Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s reform package is more about upcoming elections, than democratization.


His further statements and other reactions in the past two weeks confirmed that Erdogan tries to re-position himself.


BDP deputy rejects talks of election alliance

Sırrı Süreyya Önder has ruled out the possibility of forming an alliance with the main opposition CHP in the upcoming local elections.

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