Police officers and bureaucrats among those targeted in dawn raids as part of campaign against group loyal to US-based cleric Fethullah Gülen
Police officers and bureaucrats loyal to an exiled cleric based in the US are among dozens of people who have been arrested by Turkish authorities in an ongoing crackdown on a group whose members have become bitter rivals of the president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Unofficial results from polls show only 77 female MPs were elected, compared with 97 in previous vote in June
The number of women in Turkey’s parliament has declined precipitously, according to unofficial tallies in the aftermath of the Justice and Development party’s (AKP) sweeping victory in snap elections.
The outcome of Turkey’s general election provides important insights into the nature of the country’s democracy and the preferences of its citizens. The country’s voters want a strong, stable government, but not one that runs roughshod over its opponents.
With Brussels and Berlin desperate to get Turkey onside to stem the flow from Syria, the price of a deal could be extortionate
With most of the votes counted in Turkey’s run-off election, the governing AKP have returned to power with a large majority. As the ruling party celebrated, police clashed with protesters in the largely Kurdish-populated city of Diyarbakir.
Erdoğan’s AKP made a convincing return to majority rule on Sunday. Here, opposition supporters explain why they cast their vote elsewhere
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Islamic conservative Justice and Development party (AKP) swept to a convincing majority rule in Turkey’s latest elections on Sunday. It returned to single-party rule that Erdoğan presided over for more than a decade until the inconclusive election on 7 June.
The Islamic conservative AKP regained an absolute majority in parliament in theTurkish elections on Sunday. Some commentators voice hopes that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will now focus on establishing peace and order now that he has achieved his goal. Others fear Turkey will move even further away from democracy.
The president’s election victory gives him a chance to relax his grip on the media, but his record suggests otherwise
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s surprise election victory does not augur well for journalism in Turkey. A president who has shown scant respect for press freedom in recent years is unlikely to address concerns about his country being one of the world’s most prolific jailers of journalists.
ISTANBUL — In an extraordinary electoral comeback, the current Turkish government of Recep Tayyip Erdogan won 49% of the votes in the general election on Sunday, clinching 312 seats in parliament
Are the Thatcherite phenomenon of authoritarian populism and the ancient art of the political dynasty back in fashion with the Turkish election result?
Turkey’s long-dominant Justice and Development Party (AKP) scored a stunning electoral comeback yesterday (1 November), regaining its parliamentary majority in a poll seen as crucial for the future of the troubled country.