Jealous of HDP’s rising success, provocative ops by security forces in Şırnak #TurkeyElections #HDPlilerGÖZALTİNDA

In the new name of anti-terrorism 43 detained in Şırnak, most of whom are affiliated with HDP to be in charge of election duties. News in Turkish here

Thousands of Turkish women have posted their photos showing them turning their backs in protest at President Erdoğan’s latest rebuke targeting women
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has accused prominent international media institutions like the New York Times, CNN and the BBC of trying to weaken the country and then disintegrate it in line with instructions issued to them by what he called “the superior mind.”
VIDEO: ‘Fight’ for Kurdish identity in election

The BBC’s Mark Lowen is in the Kurdish-majority city Diyarbakir as part of his election road trip.
Pro-Kurdish party at the heart of the Turkish elections: prospects for the peace process

As has been seen clearly during this campaign period, the harsh rhetoric used by the AK Party and the HDP regarding one another has brought the negotiations to the edge of a total freeze.

Graffiti artists working on Selahattin Demirtas.


The rise of the HDP – elections and democracy in Turkey

“You are not only Turkish, Kurdish; not solely Armenian, Arab, Circassian, Georgian or Bosniak… Alevi, Sunni, Syriac, or Yazidi… Jewish, Hebrew, or Christian. You are all of them.”

HDP's massive election rally in Istanbul, May 30, 2015.

As Turkey goes to the polls on Sunday, HDP emerges as a crucial force in shaping post elections political scene.
Turkey’s President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is to sue the main opposition leader over claims his presidential palace has gold-plated toilet seats.
Turkey’s women struggle for equality

Turkey’s women struggle for equality
Turkey’s main nationalist party leader cast his eye on the votes of social democrats in Turkey’s northern province of Erzurum on May 30, a week before the June 7 parliamentary elections.
Saadet Party has said that a cleric picked a quarrel by telling its female supporters that all Turkish women would be ‘halal for the president’ if the country switches to the presidential system
People have been asked to avoid voting in the June 7 elections with posters that read “Do not vote and worship another creator but God”
Why Turkey’s elections could upend its politics – the Guardian briefing

President Erdoğan has campaigned for the ruling AKP in the hope it will win enough seats to change the constitution and strengthen presidential powers

Turkey holds its parliamentary elections on Sunday 7 June. In Turkey’s last parliamentary elections, in 2011, 43 million of the country’s 50 million eligible voters came to the polling station. On Sunday, a similar number are predicted to turn out to elect 550 people to form the 25th parliament of Turkey. The parliament is known as the grand national assembly.

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Only 8 out of 36 promises have been carried out by AKP according to website Doğruluk Payı.
The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) head Devlet Bahçeli said on June 3 President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan had de facto stepped down from his presidency seat and was not a man of president post
With only five days to go to the June 7 parliamentary election, Turkey’s main opposition party rang alarm bells about electoral security, suggesting that the election would be “at risk” if no measures are taken
Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) June 2, 2015 Soli Özel * For the first time in the AKParty’s long reign, the opposition is challenging the ruling party on the basis of existing economic conditions. If the HDP manages to pass the 10 percent threshold, this will not just bring a balance […]
Main opposition CHP leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed President Erdoğan for publicly and personally threatening the editor-in-chief of a newspaper that published video footage purportedly showing security forces discovering weapons being sent to Syria on trucks belonging to Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT).

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