[At the Guardian piece] “Abdullah Gul hints at battle for Turkish presidency
Abdullah Gul hints at battle for Turkish presidency
Gul not ruling out challenging authoritarian prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for presidency next summer
The Turkish president, Abdullah Gul, has again hinted he is prepared to challenge the country’s authoritarian prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in presidential elections next summer that could decide the increasingly vexed question of who runs Turkey.
Turkish government consults every segment of society: PM Erdoğan
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan seeks to counter accusations of polarization, in a speech emphasizing that ?every criticism has a unique value?
CHP approves Şişli Mayor Sarıgül’s request for return
As expected, Mustafa Sarıgül‘s long awaited return to CHP ahead of the coming March 2014 local elections has been made official, after today’s vote by the party’s assembly
Headscarf no longer a tool: Main opposition CHP leader
Four days after four ruling party lawmakers entered Parliament wearing headscarves, the CHP leader sounded confident during his first publicly delivered remarks
Fifth female AKP deputy to attend Parliament wearing headscarf
The ruling AKP party?s Bursa deputy Canan Candemir became the fifth female lawmaker to announce her decision to attend the Parliament while headscarved
Turkey is going through a period of normalization: PM Erdoğan
Turkey is going through a period of normalization after the ruling AKP’s latest set of reform packages, PM Erdoğan said, while dismissing allegations that society was becoming more polarized