Coalition talks: Erdoğan & MHP vs. AKP & CHP

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is blocking efforts by political parties to form a coalition, even though Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu genuinely wants to create a government, according to the head of the Republican People’s Party (CHP).
Coalition talks between AKP and CHP will enter a new phase following a last meeting by respective delegations on Aug. 3, with the two parties’ leaders to decide in an encounter
Economist – Jul 29

ON TUESDAY representatives of each of NATO’s 28 member states gathered at the organisation’s headquarters in Brussels, at Turkey’s behest, to address the security threats that country faces related to the Syrian civil war. Turkey says it wants its

POLITICS > Top military board convenes to appoint new command echelon
Hurriyet Daily News
Importantly, participants are set to decide on the fate of high-ranking military personnel who have been convicted or accused of being part of the controversial Ergenekon and “Balyoz” (Sledgehammer) coup attempts. Some 46 senior personnel whose ..

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has harshly criticized the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), describing the party as “the gladio of terrorists.”
Turkey in danger
Voltaire Network
First of all, he blamed the Gladio Network (Ergenekon in its Turkish version) [12]. Then he had all the officers arrested who, since the end of the Cold War, had been thinking about changing their alliance – these officers had contacted the Chinese .
PKK militants killed at least 12 police and army members in one week, after Turkey launched a two-pronged ‘war on terror’ over an ISIL suicide bombing.
A new deputy from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has fallen asleep in a parliament session, breaking his campaign promise during the third session he attended.
Turkey is displaying a largely hands-off attitude to the current Cyprus negotiations, according to Turkish Cypriot Foreign Minister Emine Çolak. Turkey’s stance at the moment is devoid of any manipulation or interference, she says
The Supreme Military Council (YAŞ) will convene for a regular annual meeting on Aug. 3 to discuss appointments and retirements in the top echelons of the Turkish Armed Forces amid ongoing cross-border operations in Iraq and Syria
Selahattin Demirtaş, the co-chairman of the Kurdish problem-focused Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), is nowadays the focus of a denouncment campaign by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) government

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