Nov. 1 as snap election date proposed and under normal conditions HDP could be Turkey’s 3rd biggest party…

The Kurdish problem-oriented Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) could become Turkey’s third biggest political party, according to the head of the polling company which had made the most accurate estimations prior to the June 7 parliamentary election
Turkey’s top election authority has offered Nov. 1 as the date to hold early elections, as efforts to form a coalition government after the June 7 parliamentary election failed

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gambles on new election bid after attempts to form a coalition ended in failure after inconclusive polls in June

A special operations team of police has re-raised a Turkish flag removed by the outlawed PKK militants with the accompaniment of Islamic chants and gunfire
With the call of Women’s Freedom Assembly, more than a hundred women including HDP members came to Varto district and made a statement about the deceased female guerrilla Ekin Wan.
A senior executive of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) has indicated President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been purposefully igniting rising conflict between Turkey’s security forces and the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), suggesting his eventual goal was to incite “a civil war” in the country
The AKP begins drafting plans to prevent the HDP from assuming any interim government role that would involve a national security portfolio
The AKP begins drafting plans to prevent the HDP from assuming any interim government role that would involve a national security portfolio
Four mayoral co-chairs from the Democratic Regions’ Party (DBP) were detained Aug. 19 in two districts of Diyarbakır over recent statements declaring autonomy from Ankara

Turkey ‘swiftly’ heading to snap polls: Erdoğan

Turkey is quickly heading toward early elections after the Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to form a coalition government, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Aug. 19
Senior executives of the Republican People’s Party (CHP) have warned President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, arguing his refusal to give the mandate to form a government to their party, which garnered the second highest vote total in the June 7 parliamentary election, would simply mean “putschism.”
Religious scholars who act in line with their consciences and common-sense morals need to present the Islam religion in a way which can face this century’s challenges, Turkish PM Davutoğlu has said, citing the appropriate training of young people as most important measure against ISIL
the Pulse of the Middle East – Aug 20, 3:33 AM

Author: Pinar Tremblay August 20, 2015 The pro-Justice and Development Party (AKP) daily Turkiye published on Aug. 13 a controversial column titled “Figen Yuksekdag and Women of Cancerous Souls.” Figen Yuksekdag is the female co-chair

Turkey’s Supreme Council of Judges and Prosecutors (HSYK) has launched investigations into two prosecutors who declared as fake the story of an alleged assassination plot against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s daughter – gurkhan – Aug 20, 11:45 AM

-Turkey’s Digital Crackdown on Media, Censors Hundreds of News Sites Turkey recently started a new digital crackdown on critical and independent media. However, Turkish government has been involved in ‘online security’ policies as far back…

Having been tested as a political chess player on many occasions throughout his decades-long career, Turkish President Erdoğan is facing another conundrum, as he is supposed to call for the formation of an interim power-sharing government as PM Davutoğlu returned the mandate.
Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki’s charges against Turkey for lending support to militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have found a bitter response from Ankara, who said al-Maliki was among the leading actors in the fall of Mosul to jihadists.
ISIS calls Turkey for “jihad” and shared a video “Help Muslims, fight against atheists.” The video’s main plot is “conquering of Istanbul.”
ISIL has called on its militants to ‘conquer’ Istanbul in a video that slams President Erdoğan for helping ‘crusaders from the West,’ the ‘atheist PKK’ and the Free Syrian Army
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant who appeared in a recent video threatening President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan with the “conquest” of Istanbul has been revealed as a Turkish confectionary seller

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