“Dark Clouds Over Turkey” while “Turkish authorities try to gag independent media in run-up to elections” #TurkeyElections

nytimes.com – The Editorial Board – May 22 – With two weeks to go before a crucial parliamentary election in Turkey, tensions are rising and some critics of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fear a new crackdown is starting to ensure that his Justice and Development Party wins. That kind of
Reporters Without Borders – May 22 – With two weeks to go to parliamentary elections in Turkey, Reporters Without Borders condemns government harassment of independent media and is alarmed by a request by the Ankara prosecutor’s office on 18 May for the prohibition of several

Matching president Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ‘crazy projects’, the Republican People’s party said the city would create 2.2 million new jobs over two decades

Deputy Candidate from LDP: “There isn’t a crime without its victim,” and defended Marihuana by saying it could distract people from phenazepam and its derivatives.
A report prepared by the Checks and Balances Network is shedding light on the untold part of the Turkish election system
nytimes.com – The Associated Press – May 22 – ISTANBUL — ‘Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes-Benz?’ Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his office will provide a Mercedes to the country’s top Muslim cleric, who returned one following an uproar over his extravagance. Mehmet
Political party organizations and citizens in Anatolia are apathetic towards pre-election campaigns, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said
HDP Co-Chair Demirtaş indicated Turkish language had been taught compulsorily and mother tongue based education was still forbidden in reply to Minister of Education’s statement “We teach Kurdish students Turkish well. They learn it in playtime.”
YSK responded “We don’t offer consulting service” after Transparency International asked for information about the violations of election law.

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