Relying on Turkish votes, AKP election manifesto avoids Kurdish issue… #TurkeyElections

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu remarkably shunned referring to the peace process led by his own government in the 100-article “2023 New Turkey Contract,” which he read out along with his Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) at party meeting on April 15
Under normal circumstances, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s target in the Turkish parliamentary elections on June 7 was expected to be to keep the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) in power.
AKP’s electoral bill mentions the “resolution process” only once, and that in the bill’s “What We Have Done” section.
On April 15, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu read out his election manifesto – a manifesto that actually states he will leave his position if he wins the elections.
Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s call for opposition leaders to review the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) 100-article “2023 New Turkey Contract” and election manifesto has received a bitter response from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP)
Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) April 14, 2015 Galip Dalay * Turkey and Kurdish politicians are too far committed to the Kurdish peace process to easily backtrack on it. Strategic calculations account for the continuation of the process on both sides. The fact that the process has overcome many challenges illustrates […]
Economic issues rank as the most important problem for half of Turks, according to a new survey released before the upcoming general elections.
The Turkish government has announced a new strategy to reform the judiciary, vowing to amend the Attorney’s Act and other related laws
Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu was left red-faced after mistaking the symbolic Turkish nationalist grey wolf hand gesture for the “rock-on” sign
Former President Abdullah Gül has urged caution over the government’s proposal to switch from the current parliamentary model to a full presidential system, while predicting that the ruling party will win the upcoming elections, but lose seats in parliament.

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