Petition launched for journalist Baransu to be released immediately
Today’s Zaman (blog)
“When the Justice and Development Party [AK Party] was against military tutelage, the documents [for which Baransu is under arrest] released by Mehmet Baransu were taken into consideration by a prosecutor’s office and led to the Ergenekon[military ..
The really important issue for AKP is to come to a decision about party policy. Do they endorse the Erdoğan style of “making politics”?
President Erdogan’s palace. Demotix/ Nathan Morley. All rights reserved.Who the winner is of the June 7 elections in Turkey is a matter for debate. Each one of the four major parties involved can point to some partial success. But the loser is certain. Tayyip Erdoğan, the president, and not a political party, is the loser of the elections.
The elections have been widely interpreted as a revitalization of parliamentary politics in Turkey. Yet a paralyzed parliament’s inability to tackle key issues may prove the undoing of opposition promises of change.
Grand national assembly of Turkey main chamber. Wikicommons/VOA. some rights reserved.In politics, a Hot Potato is a topic so contentious that it causes damage to a candidate whether he shows himself to be for it or not. For a campaign to be successful, so argue strategists, such issues are best to be avoided altogether, or, better yet deflected onto the opposing candidate.