Elections for parliament speaker continues while Turkey’s presidential office plays logical games to justify ISIS

A senior spokesperson for Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s office has indicated the presence of terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was linked to the prevalence of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime in Syria
Turkey’s parliament is electing a new speaker today in a vote that could provide clues as to a future coalition government. Here is the result of the first round
A deputy from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has claimed the Turkish military conducted an operation at the Uludere district of Turkey’s southeastern province of Şırnak early on June 30, killing many mules
Turkey Uneasy as U.S. Support of Syrian Kurds Grows

Ankara is said to be weighing options like setting up a buffer zone within Syria in an effort to contain the ambitions of the Kurds.
Turkey’s top security board has expressed concern over ‘demographic changes’ in northern Syria to the advantage of Syrian Kurds and ‘terror acts’ committed by jihadists against civilians.
After winning seats in Turkey’s Parliament, many Kurds hope the political empowerment will lead one day to the establishment of a Kurdish state.
A row between the leaders of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) has descended into acrimony amid mutual accusations after the latter strongly reacted to the social democratic party’s offer of the seat of the prime minister, describing the proposal as a show of triviality
Republican People’s Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has strongly warned the Turkish government against starting any military intervention in Syria, saying this would have a high cost for the whole country
Having taken oaths last week, Turkey’s newly elected deputies will gather on June 30 at a plenary session for checking the first item on their checklist: electing one member of Turkey’s 25th term of parliament as its speaker for the next two years
The governor of Tunceli, an eastern province, distributed white goods to voters using the means of his office to support the election propaganda of the Justice and Development Party (AKP)
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, the leader of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), has offered the seat of prime minister to Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) counterpart Devlet Bahçeli in a bid to convince the nationalist leader to form a coalition government with the CHP
There can be no government without the involvement of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), as the largest party in the new parliament, a senior Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) deputy has stated, as jostling to form a coalition government continues in Ankara
The MHP declines a CHP offer to assume the prime ministry in a coalition, saying the AKP must be part of any joint government
As tensions between Islamist and secular groups spike in southeastern Anatolia, scholar Mustafa Gürbüz speaks to HDN about the past, present and future of Kurdish Hizbullah

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