As elections are near, Government plays the war card: “Number of Turkish fighter jets on Syria border breaks record” #TurkeyElections

From two to six Turkish F-16s have been patrolling the Syrian border recently, but Turkey’s Chief of Staff announced that the number was increased to 10 on May 19
In Adıyaman HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş remarked the President Erdoğan didn’t give condolences after the explosions hit HDP headquarters in Adana and Mersin provinces.
Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Devlet Bahçeli said the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) should not look to it for the perpetrators of the twin bombings at the HDP offices in Turkey’s southern provinces of Adana and Mersin
The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is isolating the imprisoned leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Öcalan, putting the peace process at grave risk, according to a delegation that recently applied to visit Öcalan
On May 19, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu reserved an important part of his speech during an election rally in Zonguldak to attacking daily Hürriyet
Turkey’s main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) is taking measures to prevent fraud in the vote-counting process of the June 7 general election, warning that potential election fraud would have “serious consequences.”
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has no links to the recent bomb attacks on two Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) offices in Adana and Mersin in southern Turkey, HDP Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş has said.
Voice of America News (USA) Monday, May 18, 2015 Jamie Dettmer, Istanbul As campaigning for next month’s parliamentary poll heats up, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been pictured waving a Quran at an election rally and weeping during the reciting of an Islamic prayer, prompting opposition politicians to accuse him of breaking with the secular […]
The Straits Times (Singapore) 19 May, 2015, p. A17 By Thomas Seibert for The Straits Times In Istanbul Erdogan seeks charter change giving him wide executive powers. Turkey is preparing for a parliamentary election on June 7 that will define the future role of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and could herald foreign policy shifts.   […]

BEYZA KURAL IN URFA: What Do People Think About the Elections in Urfa?

Voters in Urfa told the way to the election. Some of them were glad with municipality of AKP, others thought CHP would rise. Few supposed that Arabs would play the key role.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has strongly denied opposition claims that the government has established a team of 3,500 people to conduct election fraud, vowing to resign if the claims are proven to be true

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