[At the Guardian piece] “Abdullah Gul hints at battle for Turkish presidency

English: Argentina's President Cristina Fernan...
English: Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul during a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace of Cankaya in Ankara, Turkey. Kirchner is in Turkey for a three-day state visit. Español: La Presidenta y su par de Tuquía, Abdullah Gül, durante la ceremonia de bienvenida. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


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

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