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Weighing up the man tipped to lead Turkey as president
Hurriyet Daily News
Dengir Mir Mehmet Fırat, a senior member of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), has announced that he will step down from Turkey’s ruling party.
Divisive Erdogan Favorite in Turkey President Vote
“He doesn’t seem to appreciate that even if you have the majority behind you, that does not necessarily give you power to do whatever you want,” said Ilter Turan, professor of political science at Istanbul’s Bilgi University. “In the event he wins …
Erdogan presidency could kick off AKP power struggle
hurriyetdailynews.com– Turkey was the country with the greatest number of removal requests from Twitter in the first half of 2014, according to the social media site’s biannual transparency report released July 31. Turkish courts or government agencies applied to Twitter
Baris Caycioglu’s family has avoided discussing politics of late. With Turkey’s first presidential election less than a week away, they can’t quite seem to agree on which candidate to vote for.
open Democracy News Analysis – by Charalampos Tsitsopoulos
As with most conflicts, the Cypriot dispute is a very complicated one. A plethora of political, cultural and economic variables should be factored in when contemplating a solution.
open Democracy News Analysis – by Christos Efthymiou
A veteran of the bi-communal movement in Cyprus discusses the initiative’s beginnings, its challenges, and its hopes for the future