Not a fair game in #TurkeyElections -56 HDP offices attacked, ita co-chair’s home “mistakenly” raided by police…

As of Today, 56 offices of pro-Kurdish HDP attacked. News in Turkish here.

HDP ye Saldırı Haritası

Attacks mapped here.


President Erdoğan urges Turkish citizens living abroad to vote
Speaking at a rally in the German city of Karslruhe, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has urged Turkish citizens living abroad to cast their votes in the June 7 general elections.
NİLAY VARDAR IN MANISA: What Do People Think About the Elections in Manisa?

Bianet :: English

Number of deputies in Manisa will decrease to 9 from 10. It still remains unknown who will win or lose. What about the voters’ opinion?

HDP co-chair discloses details of mistaken police raid
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) co-chairman Selahattin Demirtaş has disclosed the details of a mistaken police raid into his home over a fuel smuggling report, stressing the fear his family felt over the scuffle

Turkish police ‘mistakenly’ raid HDP co-chair’s home
Police in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır have mistakenly raided the apartment of the Kurdish problem-focused People’s Democratic Party Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş, citing misleading information regarding a smuggling case from an anonymous informer

NİLAY VARDAR IN IZMIR : Kürkçü: The Wall of Prejudice Has Collapsed in İzmir. At Least Two Deputies We Will Have.

Bianet :: English

Ertuğrul Kürkçü said that people in İzmir asked questions about a possibility to create a coalition with AKP. Even though he indicated that he was against the coalition individually, he stated that he couldn’t speak on behalf of his party.

Turkey’s Economic Woes at Center of Election Campaign


Voice of America News (USA) Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Dorian Jones, Istanbul Turkey received disappointing economic news Tuesday with an unexpected rise in the country’s current account deficit, caused by a severe fall in exports. It is the latest in bad economic news for the ruling AK Party, which is in a general election campaign. […]

A un mois des élections législatives, la Turquie est en plein doute


La Tribune (France), no. 5706, mardi 12 mai 2015, p. 24 Romaric Godin Les électeurs turcs renouvelleront leur parlement le 7 juin prochain. L’enjeu sera politique, mais surtout économique, car le pays traverse une passe difficile. Dans un peu moins d’un mois, le 7 juin, les électeurs turcs seront appelés à renouveler leur parlement unicaméral, […]

Exploiting religion… a new low point…
President Erdoğan has blamed both the main opposition CHP and the Peoples’ Democratic Party for what he perceived as religious indifference, while also praising Turkey’s Directorate of Religious Affairs for preventing the presence of fundamentalist groups such as Boko Haram and ISIL
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan defended Turkey’s top cleric Mehmet Görmez over his use of an official car worth 1 million Turkish Liras ($435,000), which he vowed to return after strong criticism from the opposition
The leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has vowed to continue the Kurdish peace process if elected in the June polls, but has stressed he will regard the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) as the sole interlocutor in the talks
Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan has criticized the main opposition leader over remarks suggesting that the Republican People’s Party (CHP) will only negotiate with the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) about the Kurdish peace process if the social democratic party wins the June 7 polls.
President Erdoğan has joined the debate on whether Prime Minister Davutoğlu visited U.S.-based Islamic scholar Gülen with the permission of former President Gül, stating that he personally gave Davutoğlu the go-ahead
Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci called on businesses, trade unions and bosses to react to the opposition’s pledge to increase the minimum wage, saying that increases would result in job losses
Turkish Deputy PM Akdoğan slammed the main opposition parties on April 28 over their “lack of support for the government in the struggle against the parallel state”
As a clash over economic promises between the government and the main opposition CHP heated up with fresh remarks from both parties, Selin Sayek Böke, a deputy leader of the CHP, has said the state-run Turkish Housing Development Agency (TOKİ) has obviously been unsuccessful for the past 12 years

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