#TurkeyElections Thanks god Erdoğan said he will respect Nov 1 result While PM Davutoğlu continues to joke: “Seizure of Koza-İpek entirely legal, no government involvement

With just days to go to Turkey’s snap general election on Nov. 1, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has again voiced his clear preference for having a “single-party government” elected to rule the country.
The process leading to the appointment of a board of trustees to manage the Koza-İpek Group, which has seen 23 of its companies seized by a local court as part of a crackdown on followers of the government’s ally-turned-nemesis Fethullah Gülen, is “entirely legal,” Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has said
AKP is strong in Konya, people are worried rather than excited in Kayseri, both cities’ voters emphasize economic stability.
A group of international editors have penned an open letter to Turkish President Erdoğan on the eve of the Nov. 1 general elections voicing concerns over the retrogressive state of press freedom in Turkey.
After trustee appointment, İpek Media’s Bugün and Millet newspapers published with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on cover.
Erospolis, fully aware of the difficulties of finding the perfect spouse, checks the pulse on the premier’s latest electoral promise to match-make in a country where 17.6 percent marry before 18, and 8.9 percent are forced into marriage.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu has asked his supporters to bring his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) to single party rule again in Nov. 1 general elections, asking them “not to make me obliged” to meet opposition leader Devlet Bahçeli and Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu for coalition talks


At least 12 people were injured in a scuffle between Turks and Kurds as hundreds of Turkish citizens gathered Oct. 25 at their embassy in Tokyo to vote in a general election, reports said
The ballot boxes in Turkish missions abroad closed for voting late Oct. 25 for the Nov. 1 snap elections following a scuffle that injured 12 people during polling at the Turkish Embassy to Tokyo

Three football fans were detained on Oct. 24 over banners protesting the Oct. 10 Ankara bombings during a football match in Ankara

Turkey time-change sows confusion

Confused Turks ask “what’s the time?” after automatic clocks defy a government decision to defer a seasonal hour’s change until after the election.
A pro-AKP columnist has claimed that President Erdoğan would be the ‘caliph’under the much-anticipated presidential system
The story of how the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) recruited militants in Turkey who then went on to kill hundreds of people around the country began in an ordinary teahouse in the country’s east

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