The tension recently peaked, with Erdoğan describing the group?s objection to his government?s plans as a ?smear campaign?
The government is aiming to manipulate election results by allowing Syrian refugees to vote in Turkish elections, CHP deputy leader Gürsel Tekin has claimed
Despite all the signals to the contrary, senior executives of the ruling Justice and Development Party said they will not allow for conflict
I chose not to write about the row between Islamic cleric Fetullah Gülen?s movement and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan over the latter?s desire to shut down prep schools for university entrance exams, one quarter of which are close to the Gülen movement.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is expected to announce in the coming days the names that will run for office in the local elections; after that, he will reshuffle the Cabinet.
The MHP leader announced that his party would not collaborate with any other political party in the upcoming elections
Turkish Hizbullah is back ? in a new guise as a political party, Huda-Par. Hizbullah (not related to Lebanon?s Hezbullah) has been around for a few decades, wreaking havoc of one kind or another. I?ve covered it in this blog in relation to extra-judicial murders of prominent Kurds in the 1990s (in contract to the Turkish deep state), then a murderous rampage across the country killing and viciously torturing Kurds, Islamists and others, including women, and videotaping the torture sessions. The state finally cracked down on them, killing their leader in a shootout in 2000, closing their safe houses, unearthing the bodies in their back yards, and bringing the rest of the pack to trial. But despite all the evidence of the video tapes and bodies, the judiciary sat on their appeals for ten years until the time was up and they were by law required to be released (people accused of insulting Ataturk or writing about Kurds, by contrast, were assured of receiving speedy and lengthy sentences).
No CHP-HDP alliance for Istanbul mayoralty on the agenda in the upcoming local elections, a senior main opposition official told HDN denying speculations
‘I see ourselves as people who have been cheated with the promise of marriage,’ Haşim Kılıç said
Rifts have emerged within prime minister?s Islamist-rooted AKP party over his call to make it illegal for male and female students to live together
As Milliyet columnist Kadri Gursel has recently put it, “the de facto ruling coalition between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan?s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Fethullah Gulen community has devolved into a war, which is now in the open.”