Politics updates: “Gülen movement to be added to top-secret national security ‘Red Book’

The movement of U.S.-based Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen will be added to Turkey’s top-secret national security document

President Gül: I have never considered founding a new party

Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey’s illiberal turn
Policy Brief (The European Council on Foreign Relations) ECFR/108, July 2014, 8 p. by Dimitar Bechev * Turkey is sliding back on its democratisation path. During the conservative Justice and Development Party’s third term in power, majoritarianism has triumphed over a drive to broaden pluralism and entrench the rule of law. The concentration of power

Joint presidential candidate İhsanoğlu reassures atheists

Hurriyet Daily News

İhsanoğlu has sought to reassure atheists in Turkey that forcing religious matters on people is against Islamic principles

Presidential candidate Demirtaş: ‘Turkey fanning the flames of the Middle East’
Turkey is contributing to the regional bloodbath, says Selahattin Demirtaş, the presidential candidate of the Peoples’ Democratic Party


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